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MOR Architects Wins Cultural Center Competition in Greece

06:00 - 9 August, 2016
MOR Architects Wins Cultural Center Competition in Greece, Courtesy of MOR Architects
Courtesy of MOR Architects

MOR Architects has won first prize in the competition to design the Konaki Averof Cultural Center in Thessaly, Greece. The competition sought out proposals to convert an existing complex with historic importance into a modern socio-cultural multiplex. 

In an effort to reinterpret the relationship between the building and its urban environment, the winning proposal reintroduces the horizontality of the landscape, before human intervention.

The design not only provides maintenance and restoration of the existing external shells of the complex but additionally creates a “new, free-standing longitudinal roof with extensive cantilevers on both sides.”

Natural Building Techniques Inspired From Traditional Constructions

14:32 - 25 July, 2016
Natural Building Techniques Inspired From Traditional Constructions

The workshop is organized by SADAS-PEA (Greek Architects Association) in order to promote the principle of environmentally friendly architecture. It is addressed to young architects and students of architecture. It will take place at the Stamos Stournas guesthouse near the city of Volos, Greece between September 17th and September 25th 2016.

Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre / Renzo Piano Building Workshop

03:00 - 4 July, 2016
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre  / Renzo Piano Building Workshop , © Michel Denancé
© Michel Denancé

Courtesy of SNFCC. Courtesy of RPBW © Michel Denancé © Michel Denancé +22

Georges Batzios Architects Propose Cultural Center Made Entirely of Straw

06:00 - 30 June, 2016
Georges Batzios Architects Propose Cultural Center Made Entirely of Straw , Courtesy of Georges Batzios Architects
Courtesy of Georges Batzios Architects

A proposal from George Batzios Architects for the Konaki Averof Cultural Center in Greece uses a cutting edge, sustainable approach to revive a deeply historical site. The design intertwines elements of architecture and agriculture to refit an existing structure with reference to the Thessalian plains on which it lies. The new architecture recreates the existing envelopes with straw cladding, regenerating the "golden environment" which defined the place in the late 19th century.

IS House / Barlas Architects

02:00 - 26 June, 2016
IS House  / Barlas Architects, © Pygmalion Karatzas
© Pygmalion Karatzas

© Pygmalion Karatzas © Pygmalion Karatzas © Pygmalion Karatzas © Pygmalion Karatzas +32

  • Architects

  • Location

    Aetolia-Acarnania, Greece
  • Architect in Charge

    Konstantin Thorvald Barlas
  • Design Team

    Sofia Papageorgiou
  • Area

    426.7 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

On the Sea Edge - An International Urban Design Workshop

17:52 - 21 June, 2016
On the Sea Edge - An International Urban Design Workshop, On the Sea Edge | An International Urban Design Workshop
On the Sea Edge | An International Urban Design Workshop

Exploring Chania as an urban laboratory on the sea edge the workshop brings into focus a number of issues common to medium-scale coastal cities in Greece, the Mediterranean, and beyond: abandoned places and urban voids, disputed edges where the ground dips into the sea, sites of remembered histories and forgotten stories, contested interfaces where the public meets the private, hybrid spaces where the physical merges with the digital, urban disorders regulated into grids and zones, local communities transforming within an international tourist market.

Greek Pavilion at 2016 Venice Biennale to Emphasize Importance of Architectural Collaboration

08:00 - 21 May, 2016
Greek Pavilion at 2016 Venice Biennale to Emphasize Importance of Architectural Collaboration, © Petra Mara, Nefeli Papanagiotou
© Petra Mara, Nefeli Papanagiotou

The Greek Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale will be hosting an exhibition titled #ThisIsACo-op, which underscores the role of collaboration in architecture. Through a series of displayed research and discussions, the exhibition aims to understand how architects may need to unite on different “fronts” of world crises, including the refugee crisis, the housing crisis, and the crisis of the architectural profession, among others.

Maison Kamari / React Architects

02:00 - 21 May, 2016
© Damien de Medeiros
© Damien de Medeiros

© Damien de Medeiros © Damien de Medeiros © Damien de Medeiros © Damien de Medeiros +32

  • Architects

  • Location

    Kamari 844 00, Greece
  • Architect in Charge

    Natasha Deliyianni , Yiorgos Spiridonos
  • Area

    160.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

To Tsai Tea Room / Georges Batzios Architects

15:00 - 12 April, 2016
To Tsai Tea Room  / Georges Batzios Architects, © Konstantinos Kontos
© Konstantinos Kontos

© Konstantinos Kontos © Konstantinos Kontos © Konstantinos Kontos © Konstantinos Kontos +28

House in Zakynthos / Katerina Valsamaki Architects

03:00 - 8 March, 2016
House in Zakynthos / Katerina Valsamaki Architects, © Konstantinos Thomopoulos
© Konstantinos Thomopoulos

© Konstantinos Thomopoulos © Konstantinos Thomopoulos © Konstantinos Thomopoulos © Konstantinos Thomopoulos +28

Golden Ratio Headquarter / Golden Ratio Collective Architecture

15:00 - 23 February, 2016
Golden Ratio Headquarter / Golden Ratio Collective Architecture , © Demi Karatzaferi
© Demi Karatzaferi

© Demi Karatzaferi © Demi Karatzaferi © Demi Karatzaferi © Demi Karatzaferi +26

Kinsterna Hotel & Spa / Divercity Architects

09:00 - 7 February, 2016
Kinsterna Hotel & Spa / Divercity Architects, © Cathy Cunliffe
© Cathy Cunliffe

© Cathy Cunliffe © Cathy Cunliffe © Cathy Cunliffe © Cathy Cunliffe +22

C_29 / 314 Architecture Studio

13:00 - 6 January, 2016
C_29 / 314 Architecture Studio, © Panagiotis Voumvakis
© Panagiotis Voumvakis
  • Architects

  • Location

    Chalcis, Greece
  • Design Team

    Pavlos Chatziangelidis, Giota Chala, Theodora Papadopoulou, Stelios Dilintas, Andrea Bratu, Karolina Balionyte, Angeliki Kokkosi, Maria Nikolousi, Elvin Demiri
  • Construction

    SUCH
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Panagiotis Voumvakis © Panagiotis Voumvakis © Panagiotis Voumvakis © Panagiotis Voumvakis +17

Plans For a New Ultra-Postmodern 'Colossus of Rhodes' Are Brewing

04:00 - 29 December, 2015
Plans For a New Ultra-Postmodern 'Colossus of Rhodes' Are Brewing, Proposed: a new Colossus of Rhodes. Image © Ari A. Palla / Colossus of Rhodes Project
Proposed: a new Colossus of Rhodes. Image © Ari A. Palla / Colossus of Rhodes Project

The Colossus of Rhodes, a thirty-metre high sculpture depicting the Greek Titan God Helios that once stood guard at the entrance to the city's harbour, may be realised once again. Standing for only 54 years until it was destroyed by an earthquake in 226BC, its position in the ranks of Seven Wonders of the Ancient World has become almost mythological. Plans to construct a new, much larger inhabitable statue—that will stand almost four times taller at 122 metres—have now been put in motion by a small collective of architects, engineers, and tourism agents.

World Monuments Fund Releases List of 50 Endangered Cultural Sites

08:00 - 3 November, 2015
World Monuments Fund Releases List of 50 Endangered Cultural Sites , Shabolovka Radio Tower, Moscow, Russia. Vladimir Shukhov, 1922. Image © IOM 2015
Shabolovka Radio Tower, Moscow, Russia. Vladimir Shukhov, 1922. Image © IOM 2015

The World Monuments Fund has released its 2016 World Monuments Watch list of 50 cultural heritage sites at risk in 36 countries around the world. The list, in its twentieth year, seeks to identify sites “at risk from the forces of nature and the impacts of social, political, and economic change,” and direct financial and technical support towards them. 

The 2016 list includes the entirety of post-earthquake Nepal, an underwater city, the only surviving quadrifrons arch in Rome, and a structurally significant hyperboloid tower, among others. The Fund even featured an “Unnamed Monument” on the list, in honor of all sites at risk of damage from social and political instability around the globe.

Learn more about some of the featured monuments, after the break.

Silver House / Dwek Architectes

05:00 - 8 October, 2015
Silver House / Dwek Architectes, © Serge Anton
© Serge Anton

© Serge Anton © Serge Anton © Serge Anton © Serge Anton +24

Modernism Memorial: A Funerary Monument for the Death of Modernism

16:00 - 26 September, 2015
Courtesy of Archstudies.gr
Courtesy of Archstudies.gr

Archstudies.gr and DeCorbuziers, in partnership with the School of Architecture of the National Technical University of Athens, have announced their international student competition to design a conceptual funerary monument for the death of Modernism.

With this year marking the 50th anniversary of Le Corbusier’s death, the team of organizations is seeking “contemporary interpretations concerning multidisciplinary approaches over Modernism and specifically over Le Corbusier’s work, while [exploring] possible themes and directions of the memorial representation” in present day. Designs should emphasize commentary, rather than a tribute to Le Corbusier.

Mani Tower House / Z-level

05:00 - 7 September, 2015
Mani Tower House / Z-level, © Babis Louzidis
© Babis Louzidis
  • Architects

  • Location

    Mani Peninsula, Greece
  • Architect in Charge

    Elena Zervoudakis
  • Area

    150.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

© Babis Louzidis © Babis Louzidis © Babis Louzidis © Babis Louzidis +34