Hi, I am Andrius Ropolas

I am an architect, a critic and a partner at the Office De Architectura - an office working on all things related to architecture. For more than ten years I have been running an architectural blog archata.lt and contributing to the biggest news websites in Lithuania - lrytas.lt, 15min.lt and various magazines. Moreover, for the last couple of years, I have been a co-host of the podcast aiksteje.lt. In 2018 I have been an assistant curator for the Lithuanian pavilion at the Biennale Architettura di Venezia.

As an architect, I have worked in Denmark, Belgium, Japan, the United Kingdom and Lithuania. I have extensive knowledge regarding masterplans, high-rise structures in both Asia and Europe.

Interviews and publications

2018

Ropolas A. 2018. ‘Prabangos kaprizai interjere’. Available from: https://www.15min.lt/kultura/naujiena/vizualieji-menai/prabangos-kaprizai-interjere-929-932618 [28 February 2018]

Ropolas A. 2018. ‘Kaip griauti pavelda’. Available from: https://www.15min.lt/kultura/naujiena/vizualieji-menai/andrius-ropolas-kaip-griauti-pavelda-929-948066 [29 March 2018]

Ropolas A. 2018. ‘Protestas pries architektura’. Available from: https://www.15min.lt/kultura/naujiena/vizualieji-menai/andrius-ropolas-protestas-pries-architektura-929-964422 [1 May 2018]

Ropolas A. 2018. ‘Devyniolika nauju muzieju Panevezyje: Stasio Eidrigeviciaus meno centro konkursas’. Available from: https://www.15min.lt/kultura/naujiena/vizualieji-menai/devyniolika-nauju-muzieju-panevezyje-stasio-eidrigeviciaus-meno-centro-konkursas-929-980172 [31 May 2018]

Ropolas A. 2018. ‘Apie tuscios erdves verte mieste’. Available from: https://www.15min.lt/kultura/naujiena/vizualieji-menai/andrius-ropolas-apie-tuscios-erdves-verte-mieste-929-993956 [30 June 2018]

Ropolas A. 2018. ‘Reformatu sodas – Vilniaus pralaimejimas’. Available from: https://www.15min.lt/kultura/naujiena/vizualieji-menai/reformatu-sodas-vilniaus-pralaimejimas-929-998894 [10 July 2018]

Ropolas A. 2018. ‘Trusting architecture – a naive necessity’, N WIND, no. 14, pp. 23-27.

Ropolas A. 2018. ‘Humaniskoji blogos architekturos puse’, Nemunas, no. 5, pp. 24-27.

Serikova K. 2018. ‘Architektas kurejas ar vykdytojas?’, Statyba ir architektura, no. 7, pp. 11. Available from: https://sa.lt/architektas-kurejas-ar-vykdytojas/. [04 August 2018]

Lingiene K. 2018. ‘Uzsienieciai Kaune atrado kioskus ir pasto dezutes’, Kauno diena, no. 169, pp. 22-23. Available from: http://kauno.diena.lt/naujienos/kaunas/menas-ir-pramogos/architektas-ropolas-kaunas-turi-daug-ka-pasiulyti-uzsienio-specialistams-873803. [24 July 2018]

2017

Ropolas A. 2017. ‘Priemiesciu pamokos nuobodziai senamiesciu architekturai’. Available from: https://www.15min.lt/kultura/naujiena/vizualieji-menai/priemiesciu-pamokos-nuobodziai-senamiesciu-architekturai-929-898492 [19 December 2017]

Ropolas A. 2017. ‘Lietuvos urbanistine vizija, kurios nera’. Available from: https://www.15min.lt/kultura/naujiena/vizualieji-menai/lietuvos-urbanistine-vizija-kurios-nera-929-874614 [31 October 2017]

Ropolas A. 2017. ‘Krastovaizdzio architektura Lietuvoje mire’. Available from: https://www.15min.lt/kultura/naujiena/vizualieji-menai/krastovaizdzio-architektura-lietuvoje-mire-929-832650 [30 July 2017]

Ropolas A. 2017. ‘Naujieji Lietuvos mokslo centrai, kaip ir pats mokslas - ant senu pamatu’. Available from: https://www.15min.lt/kultura/naujiena/vizualieji-menai/naujieji-lietuvos-mokslo-centrai-kaip-ir-pats-mokslas-ant-senu-pamatu-929-846008 [30 August 2017]

Ropolas A. 2017. ‘Architektai – be vertybiu uzsakymus vykdantys amatininkai?’. Available from: https://www.15min.lt/kultura/naujiena/vizualieji-menai/architektai-be-vertybiu-uzsakymus-vykdantys-amatininkai-929-818254 [27 June 2017]

Ropolas A. 2017. ‘Gyvenimas prie greitkeliu – lietuviksa svajone’. Available from: https://www.15min.lt/kultura/naujiena/vizualieji-menai/gyvenimas-prie-greitkeliu-lietuviska-svajone-929-787334 [25 April 2017]

Ropolas A. 2017. ‘Naujoji Kauno architektura ir humoras’. Available from: https://www.15min.lt/kultura/naujiena/vizualieji-menai/naujoji-kauno-architektura-ir-humoras-929-771416 [20 March 2017]

Hunter W. Interviewed by: Ropolas, A. ‘A new school of architecture which is fair to everybody’. (2017). Available from: http://leidiniu.archfondas.lt/en/alf-06/new-school-architecture-which-fair-everybody-will-hunter-interviewed-andrius-ropolas [20 May 2017]

2016

Ropolas A. 2016. ‘Lidl biuru pastato konkursas: architekturos melodramoje nugalejo brutali realybe’. Available from: https://www.15min.lt/kultura/naujiena/vizualieji-menai/lidl-biuru-pastato-konkursas-architekturos-melodramoje-nugalejo-brutali-realybe-929-729268 [19 December 2016]

Ropolas A. 2016. ‘Architekturine tustejancios Lietuvos strategija’. Available from: https://www.15min.lt/kultura/naujiena/vizualieji-menai/architekturine-tustejancios-lietuvos-strategija-929-716716 [19 November 2016]

Ropolas A. 2016. Aistros del buvusio Keliu policijos pastato – kieno puseje teisybe?’. Available from: https://www.15min.lt/kultura/naujiena/vizualieji-menai/kas-teisus-del-buvusio-keliu-policijos-pastato-929-698445 [17 October 2016]

Ropolas A. 2016. ‘Apie Mokslo sala: jeigu Seimas butu architekturos konkursas’. Available from: https://www.15min.lt/kultura/naujiena/vizualieji-menai/apie-nacionalini-mokslo-centra-jeigu-seimas-butu-architekturos-konkursas-929-688549 [27 September 2016]

Ropolas A. 2016. Lietuva Expo 2017 Astanoje - tarp lazeriu ir graiku filosofijos’. Available from: https://www.15min.lt/kultura/naujiena/vizualieji-menai/lietuva-expo-2017-astanoje-tarp-lazeriu-ir-graiku-filosofijos-929-666195 [08 August 2016]

Ropolas A. 2016. ‘Kol britu vetra neisiselo – skubekite architekturos deserto’. Available from: https://bustas.lrytas.lt/architektura/2016/06/28/news/kol-britu-vetra-neisiselo-skubekite-architekturos-deserto-1165639/ [28 June 2016]

Ropolas A. 2016. ‘Lukiskiu aikstes ateitis- ja nuleme pigiausi statybininkai’. Available from: https://bustas.lrytas.lt/architektura/2016/05/23/news/lukiskiu-aikstes-ateitis-ja-nuleme-pigiausi-statybininkai-1254568/ [23 May 2016]

Ropolas A. 2016. ‘Libeskindo Felicita’. Available from: https://www.15min.lt/kultura/naujiena/vizualieji-menai/nepriklausoma-recenzija-libeskindo-felicita-929-621815 and https://www.vz.lt/sektoriai/nekilnojamasis-turtas-statyba/2016/05/03/libeskindo-felicita [4 May 2016]

2015

Ropolas A. 2015. ‘Isskirtiniu asmenukiu – i spalvota plastiko karalyste Londone’. Available from: https://bustas.lrytas.lt/architektura/2015/07/17/news/isskirtiniu-asmenukiu-i-spalvota-plastiko-karalyste-londone-3215781/ [17 July 2015]

Ropolas A. 2015. ‘Europos architektai moka nustebinti net visko maciusia Amerika’. Available from: https://bustas.lrytas.lt/architektura/2015/06/18/news/europos-architektai-moka-nustebinti-net-visko-maciusia-amerika-3591296/ [18 June 2015]

Ropolas A. 2015. ‘Architektas paaiskino, kodel Kaunui nereikia autobusu stoties’. Available from: https://bustas.lrytas.lt/architektura/2015/09/01/news/architektas-paaiskino-kodel-kaunui-nereikia-autobusu-stoties-3017175/ [23 May 2015]

Ropolas A. 2015. ‘Sukritikuotame Londono dangoraizyje svecius pasitinka lietuve’. Available from: https://bustas.lrytas.lt/architektura/2015/01/30/news/sukritikuotame-londono-dangoraizyje-svecius-pasitinka-lietuve-4240721/ [30 January 2015]

2014

Ropolas A. 2014. ‘Gruzija su nauja architektura atsiplese nuo posovietiniu saliu’. Available from: https://bustas.lrytas.lt/architektura/2014/09/22/news/gruzija-su-nauja-architektura-atsiplese-nuo-posovietiniu-saliu-4434509/ [22 September 2014]

Ropolas A. 2014. ‘Kainavo milijardus, o viduje zmones pykina nuo lenktu sienu’. Available from: https://bustas.lrytas.lt/architektura/2014/05/05/news/kainavo-milijardus-o-viduje-zmones-pykina-nuo-lenktu-sienu-4664484/ [05 May 2014]

Ropolas A. 2014. ‘Grazus, nes saugus’, IQ, vol. 51, no. 6, pp. 104-105. Available from: https://web.archive.org/web/20141127013012/http://iq.lt/kultura/grazus-nes-saugus-2. [04 August 2014]

Ropolas A. 2014. ‘Pasaulio architekturos zvaigzdes lietuvis apkaltino melu’. Available from: https://bustas.lrytas.lt/architektura/2014/03/20/news/pasaulio-architekturos-zvaigzdes-lietuvis-apkaltino-melu-4694672/ [20 March 2014]

Ropolas A. 2014. ‘Ar Kinija nedusina savo architekturos?’. Available from: https://bustas.lrytas.lt/architektura/2014/02/19/news/ar-kinija-nedusina-savo-architekturos-reportazas-is-rytu-4716829/ [19 February 2014]

Ropolas A. 2014. ‘Lietuvi architekta Tokijuje suzavejo salia sventyklos isdyges stiklainis’. Available from: https://bustas.lrytas.lt/architektura/2014/01/21/news/lietuvi-architekta-tokijuje-suzavejo-salia-sventyklos-isdyges-stiklainis-4737809/ [21 January 2014]

2013

Luksyte I. 2013. ‘Tarp garbes ir pareigos’, Statyba ir architektura, no. 7, pp. 86-89.

Gray N. 2013, Investment questions for Russia’s closed cities. Available from: http://themoscownews.com/business/20130415/191440775/Investment-questions-for-Russias-closed-cities.html. [15 April 2013].

2012

Grunskis T., Reklaite J., 2012. ‘Kaimynai ir asmeybes’ in Laisves architektura, Baltos lankos, Vilnius, pp. 57-58.

Self Sufficient City, 2012 in City-Sense: Shaping our environment with real-time data. Actar and IaaC, pp. 214-215.

2008

Since 2008 - countless publications on archata.lt

Architectural work

I am a partner at the Office De Architectura in Kaunas, Lithuania.

Before establishing it, I have worked at PLP Architecture (London), Kengo Kuma and Associates (Tokyo), 51N4E (Brussels) and SLETH (Aarhus).

Education

The University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, Ohno Lab (AUSMIP exchange) - Master of Architecture 2013-2014

KU Leuven, Sint Lucas School of Architecture, Brussels, Belgium - Master of Architecture, magna cum laude 2012-2014

Vilnius Academy of Fine Arts Kaunas Faculty of Arts, Lithuania - Bachelor of Architecture 2006-2010

Contacts

Email to andrius.ropolas@gmail.com