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Astor Hellas HQ / MALVI

  • Architects: MALVI
  • Location: Pylaia, Greece
  • Area: 400.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Giorgio Papadopoulos

© Giorgio Papadopoulos © Giorgio Papadopoulos © Giorgio Papadopoulos © Giorgio Papadopoulos

Visitors Center of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center / Agis Mourelatos + Spiros Yiotakis

  • Architects: Agis Mourelatos, Spiros Yiotakis
  • Location: Athens, Greece
  • Architectural Design: Agis Mourelatos, Spiros Yiotakis
  • Architectural Consultants: Betaplan
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Yorgis Yerolymbos – SNFCC SA

© Yorgis Yerolymbos – SNFCC SA © Yorgis Yerolymbos – SNFCC SA © Yorgis Yerolymbos – SNFCC SA © Yorgis Yerolymbos – SNFCC SA

Paradox House / Klab Architecture

  • Architects: Klab Architecture
  • Location: AIT - Athens Information Technology, Peania, Athens 190 02, Greece
  • Architect In Charge: Konstantinos Labrinopoulos
  • Design Team: Enrique Ramírez, Veronika Vasileiou, Nikos Venianakis, Mark Chapman, Elena Skorda
  • Area: 250.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Panos Kokkinias

© Panos Kokkinias © Panos Kokkinias © Panos Kokkinias © Panos Kokkinias

House in Kea / Marina Stassinopoulos + Konstantios Daskalakis

  • Architects: Marina Stassinopoulos, Konstantios Daskalakis
  • Location: Kéa 840 02, Greece
  • Collaborators: Vanessa Karageorgou, Stefanos Filippas, Elisa Mante
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Yiorgis Yerolymbos

© Yiorgis Yerolymbos © Yiorgis Yerolymbos © Yiorgis Yerolymbos © Yiorgis Yerolymbos

AA Athens Visiting School 2014: Students Challenge the Static Built Environment with “Kinetic Haze”

Overview of the Interactive/Kinetic Archetype. Image © Alice Mangoyan
Overview of the Interactive/Kinetic Archetype. Image © Alice Mangoyan

The Architectural Association Visiting School in Athens, as part of the AI research agenda, has continued its investigations to challenge the static built environment with its 2014 installation entitled Kinetic Haze. The project investigates the possibilities of architectural modeling via scripting, digital fabrication, and large scale installations.

This year's investigation follows the theme of the previous year’s work entitled Cipher City: Recharged, in which the creation of complex form-making systems resulted in the discovery of interactive design patterns. Following their discoveries in 2013, students in this year’s program further investigated kinetic and interactive architecture in their new study entitled Revolutions. After a series of design ideas were developed by smaller groups of students, the teams collaborated to create the final prototype Kinetic Haze in less than five days. Read on after the break to learn more about the project. 

The Kindergarten of the German School of Athens / Potiropoulos D+L Architects

  • Architects: Potiropoulos D+L Architects
  • Location: Athens, Greece
  • Architects In Charge: Dimitris Potiropoulos, Lianna Nella-Potiropoulou
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Charalambos Louizidis

© Charalambos Louizidis © Charalambos Louizidis © Charalambos Louizidis © Charalambos Louizidis

Pitulka Eatery / Triopton Architects

  • Architects: Triopton Architects
  • Location: Athens, Greece
  • Design Team: Hysolli Edis, Sergios Eleftherios, Vourliotis Dimitrios
  • Area: 62.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Dimitris Kleanthis

© Dimitris Kleanthis © Dimitris Kleanthis © Dimitris Kleanthis © Dimitris Kleanthis

AS67 Student Housing / LoT

  • Architects: LoT
  • Location: Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Architects In Charge: Leonidas Trampoukis, Eleni Petaloti
  • Area: 2200.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: George Messaritakis

© George Messaritakis © George Messaritakis © George Messaritakis © George Messaritakis

Into the Light Hotel / A31

  • Architects: A31
  • Location: Greece
  • Architectural Design: Praxitelis Kondylis
  • Design Team: Praxitelis Kondylis, Stephanos Nasopoulos, Christos Spetseris
  • Photographs: Christos Drazos

© Christos Drazos © Christos Drazos © Christos Drazos © Christos Drazos

AA Greece Visiting School / Folded Force

AA Greece Visiting School is a mobile workshop series which travels and reaches cities outside the country’s capital. It functions as a ‘satellite’ of education that promotes the Architectural Association’s exclusive, intensive form of teaching and learning around the country. AA Greece VS aims on visiting a different city each year and construct a single large-scale model which will act as an active nod of communication among the various locations. In 2014, the School will initiate its design agenda with an architectural approach that is focused on the aspect of connection. The city of Patras which is the starting node of AA Greece VS was chosen by the European Commission to be the European Capital of Culture for the year 2006. The concept of the event revolved around the main theme of "Bridges" and "Dialogues", drawing benefit from the city's rich history and its position as a "Gate to the West", to underline the essence of the productive interaction of culture and civilizations in Europe. The AA Greece Visiting School will investigate how well existing buildings with various sightlines and variant spatial grammars perform according to human perception. In sync with the flexible and adaptive concept of parasitical structures, the research focuses on the making of transformable large-scale creations that accentuate prominent architectural features of existing buildings. The research looks at how cultural factors, personal preferences, experiences, and expectations can lead to the transformation of architectural parasitical structures.

Big Smile Project / Schema Architecture & Engineering

  • Architects: Schema Architecture & Engineering
  • Location: Athens, Greece
  • Architect In Charge: Marianna Athanasiadou
  • Design Team: Angeliki Zografaki, Christos Stavrogiannis
  • Area: 270.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Nikos Alexopoulos

© Nikos Alexopoulos © Nikos Alexopoulos © Nikos Alexopoulos © Nikos Alexopoulos

Residence in Ancient Korinthos / Spiros Papadopoulos Studio

© Charalampos Louizidis
© Charalampos Louizidis
  • Architects: Spiros Papadopoulos Studio
  • Location: Ancient Corinth 200 07, Greece
  • Project Leader: Spiros Papadopoulos
  • Area: 210.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2008
  • Photographs: Charalampos Louizidis

© Charalampos Louizidis © Charalampos Louizidis © Charalampos Louizidis © Charalampos Louizidis

House in Chalandri / MOB architects

  • Architects: MOB architects
  • Location: Athens, Greece
  • Area: 615.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Nikos Daniilidis

© Nikos Daniilidis © Nikos Daniilidis © Nikos Daniilidis © Nikos Daniilidis

Residence In Legrena / Thymio Papayannis and Associates

  • Architects: Thymio Papayannis and Associates
  • Location: Legrena 195 00, Greece
  • Architects In Charge: Ivi Nanopoulou, Eirini Nikitaki, Eri Nikoloudi, Thymios Papayannis, Maria Sgouridou
  • Project Manager: Ivi Nanopoulou
  • Area: 5940.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Charalampos Louizidis

© Charalampos Louizidis © Charalampos Louizidis © Charalampos Louizidis © Charalampos Louizidis

Supermarket in Athens / KLab architecture

  • Architects: KLab architecture
  • Location: Elaion 38, Kifissia 145 64, Greece
  • Architect In Charge: Konstantinos Labrinopoulos
  • Design Team: Enrique Ramírez, Veronika Vasileiou, Elena Skorda, Haris Heizanoglou, Mark Chapman
  • Construction Management: Future Constructions
  • Area: 2600.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Panos Kokkinias

© Panos Kokkinias © Panos Kokkinias © Panos Kokkinias © Panos Kokkinias

Uptown Residences / Iro Bertaki + Christina Loukopoulou + Costis Paniyiris

© Charalambos Louizidis
© Charalambos Louizidis
  • Architects: Bertaki Loukopoulou Paniyiris
  • Location: Athens, Greece
  • Architect In Charge: Iro Bertaki, Christina Loukopoulou, Costis Paniyiris
  • Area: 6500.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Charalambos Louizidis

© Charalambos Louizidis © Charalambos Louizidis © Charalambos Louizidis © Charalambos Louizidis