EXPLORING AN ALTERNATIVE ARCHITECTURAL VOCABULARY: PUBLIC UTILITY MICROSTRUCTURES by ELEANNA HORITI
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EXPLORING AN ALTERNATIVE ARCHITECTURAL VOCABULARY: PUBLIC UTILITY MICROSTRUCTURES by ELEANNA HORITI

Text by Eleanna Horiti Exploring the necessity and utility of creating and developing sets of ‘peripheral’ structures and facilities intended to be used as urban tools, in order to target urban issues that have arisen or have become accentuated as a result of political and social processes. The existence of parallel realities within cityscapes and … Continue reading

THE THICKNESS OF COMMONS:’PLATEIA KOTZIA’ by NEAR architecture
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THE THICKNESS OF COMMONS:’PLATEIA KOTZIA’ by NEAR architecture

Representative powers are often disjointed from public participation and daily city life. Such urban incoherence raises questions about the actual state of democracy and the effective future performances of governmental institutions. The detachment between citizenship and its representative projection presents itself as clear as a paradigm in the case of Athens Town Hall. The 19th … Continue reading

IT’S A JUNGLE OUT THERE: ‘TROPICAL ATHENS’ by ELINA DROSSOU
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IT’S A JUNGLE OUT THERE: ‘TROPICAL ATHENS’ by ELINA DROSSOU

Text by Elina Drossou Omonia Square, the oldest (dated in 1849) square and one of the most prominent reference points in the city, has historically gone through a series of restorations and transformations and, for decades, used to spurt liveliness, colours, smells, music and fun. However, all the signs of its glorious past, such as flowers, … Continue reading

THE ABANDONED STOA: ‘TRACES OF COMMERCE’ by HARIS BISKOS, MARTHA GIANNAKOPOULOS and CLELIA THERMOU
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THE ABANDONED STOA: ‘TRACES OF COMMERCE’ by HARIS BISKOS, MARTHA GIANNAKOPOULOS and CLELIA THERMOU

The stoa, that finds its precedents in the one named to Attalo, a commercial space in Ancient Greece, is a covered commercial gallery that crosses many buildings of a block. There are 170 galleries in the City Center of Athens, and while the biggest ones are still in use, many have been abandoned since before … Continue reading

POINT SUPREME: ATHENS AS A COLLAGE
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POINT SUPREME: ATHENS AS A COLLAGE

After having studied in Athens, Konstantinos Ρantazis and Marianna Rentzou moved abroad for a Master Diploma  at the Berlage Institute and at the Bartlett School of Architecture) and to work in numerous international offices. As a critical period for the formation of an architect, the years after the graduation offers the background for the successive professional career. … Continue reading