Coffee Shop / 314 Architecture Studio

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Architects: 314 Architecture Studio
Location: Athens,
Architect In Charge: Pavlos Chatziangelidis
Associate Architect: Theodoris Tussas
Consulting Engineer: Fotini Karagianni
Area: 300 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Panayiotis Vumbakis

Re-Think Athens Competition Entry / Harry C. Bougadellis & Associate Architects + Georges Batzios + Martha Schwartz Partners

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Designed by the collaborative team composed of Harry C. Bougadellis & Associate Architects, Georges Batzios, and Martha Schwartz Partners, their proposal for the Re-Think Athens competition, which was named as the 2nd runner up, is an urban landscape element which will characterize the entire center of Athens. Titled ‘Belvederes of Athens ‘, their design concept creates a high velocity urban corridor void of anchors or rest by structuring the street space into a series of terraces, expressive belvederes define individual urban spaces along this perpetual slope. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Re-Think Athens Competition Entry / Gianmaria Socci Architecture + Also Known As Architects + Alkistis Thomidou

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A multidisciplinary, international team led by Alkistis Thomidou, Chryssa Komantou & George Anagnostakis of Also Known As Architects, and Gianmaria Socci won a special mention for the “Rethink Athens: towards a new city center” competition with a proposal based upon a new practice of citizenship, one that would physically reshape public space and let people regain control over their city. The proposal provides an intense linear space that will awaken hibernating potential for activities to shape the surrounding territory that will be unburdened of the existing restrictions to constitute a field enriched with traces of the city’s memories. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Re-Think Athens Competition Entry / ABM Arquitectos

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The main idea of ABM Arquitectos in their Re-Think Athens proposal, which was a finalist in the competition, is to join the two parks at the end of the intervention (Pedion Areos and Lotos Likavitou) with a green mass that will flow all along the intervention. By doing this, the architects hope to bringvback the greenery to an that used to be a green zone in the outside of the old Athens walls and creating a green corridor that joins the old Athens with the new Athens. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Re-Think Athens Winning Proposal / OKRA

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OKRA, in collaboration with Mixst urbanism and Wageningen University, was recently announced as the winning team of the prestigious competition ReThink Athens towards a new city centre. Changing the heart of Athens into a true contemporary metropolitan city centre requires transformation of the city triangle into a lively part of the city. The project aims to strongly contribute to the change of Athens and improve the environment of the city plus activating the area economically. The team is supported by the Greek Architects of Studio 75 and Werner Sobek Green Technologies. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Piraeus Antiquities Museum Competition Entry / PAR

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Conceived through a spatial inversion, the proposal for the new Antiquities Museum of Piraeus is an industrial typology that is reinvented as a cultural destination. Designed by PAR, in collaboration with ARUP, their interest lies not only in the complex program of the museum, but in the site’s unexploited urban potential as a civic link. Transformed into an iconic, world class museum, the building’s openness activates the Cultural Coast District. More images and architects’ description after the break.

AA Athens Visiting School 2013: CIPHER CITY – Recharged

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Following the initial challenge of amplifying connectivity, adjustability and interaction for its Correlations cycle, AA Athens Visiting School scales up its design intentions in order to investigate links among discrete individual architectural systems in its 2013 version, Recharged.

Recharged with interconnectivity on different levels, the theme of investigation will revolve around the design of semi-independent design prototypes acting together to form elaborate unified results. The driving force in Cipher City: Recharged is the synergistic effect behind complex form-making systems where interactive design patterns arise out of a multiplicity of relatively simple rules.

Kavouri Residences / Kokkinou-Kourkoulas Architects

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Architects: Kokkinou-Kourkoulas Architects
Location: ,
Architect In Charge: Maria Kokkinou, Andreas Kourkoulas
Collaborators: Artemis Halari, Eleni Theodorou, Stratos Vasileiou, George Nikopoulos, Tassos Ringas, Marianna Athanasiadou, Katerina Kourkoula
Structural Engineer: Andreas Mitsopoulos
Area: 1,600 sqm
Photographs: Erieta Attali, George Fakaros

H3 / 314 Architecture Studio

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Architects: 314 Architecture Studio
Location: Athens, Greece
Architect In Charge: Pavlos Chatziangelidis
Consultant Engineer: Fotini Karagianni
Construction: Mohamed Ahmed
: 1,000 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of 314 Architecture Studio

Faliro Pier Competition Entry / Ksestudio

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With the challenge of creating a new landmark on a floating platform, the ‘U-Topos’ proposal for the Faliro pier competition proposes a constructed “place”, a new “Land-” and a new “-mark”. Designed by Ksestudio, in an attempt to optimize climatic conditions, views and generate events, while developing an iconic identity, their project bends the given square platform to a “U” shape. The design is essentially a shell, an empty vessel, that frames the view towards the city and the sea, while signifying a gate, as small boats are allowed to park at the perimeter of the platform. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Single Family House in Kifisia / Spacelab Architecture

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Architects: Spacelab Architecture
Location:Athens,
Structural Engineer: Thodoros Hainis
Mechanical Engineer: Vanggelis Kozoronis
Constructor: technikiapopsi, Thodoros Hainis
: 190.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Vaggelis Paterakis

New Landmark for the Faliron Pier Competition Entry / Simos Vamvakidis Studio

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Simos Vamvakidis Studio shared with is their proposal for the New Landmark for the Faliron Pier in Athens which won the 4th prize. This gesture of “hiding” program under the landscape, combined with other elements of the surrounding man-made and natural context, like the existing landmark / shell structures in the surrounding , or the small wave breakers that will be formed close to the site, led them to the idea of creating a “hill”, or an island in the sea. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Hill House / PAAN Architects

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Architects: PAAN Architects
Location: , Greece
Architects: Maria Papafigou, Johan Αnnerhed
Project Year: 2008
Photographs: Yiannis Hadjiaslanis

Psychiko House / Divercity Architects

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Architects: Divercity Architects
Location: , Greece
Project Architect: Nikolas Travasaros
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Erieta Attali

Venice Biennale 2012: Greek Pavilion

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The Greek pavilion for the 2012 Venice Biennale will focus on the particular dynamics of Athens during a period of economic meltdown by addressing the deterioration of Athenian urban space, plummeting standards of living, and the need to redefine the priorities of architectural design. Architects and creative groups have already begun to shape a new “common ground” within Athens. With the exhibition “Made in Athens”, the Greek pavilion aims highlight these positive forces emerging during this crucial present moment in an effort to foreshadow a better future for the city and its architecture.

Continue after the break to learn more about “Made in Athens”.

Cascading U Two-Family Residence / AREA

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Architects: AREA, Architecture Research Athens
Location: , Greece
Architect In Charge: Styliani Daouti, Giorgos Mitroulias, Michaeljohn Raftopoulos
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Yorgis Yerolymbos

Appartment in Makrygianni / Hiboux ARCHITECTURE

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Architect: Hiboux ARCHITECTURE – Dimitris Theodoropoulos, Marianna Xyntaraki, Maria Tsigara
Location: Makrygianni District, Athens,
Project title: Appartment in Makrygianni district, Athens
Area: 140 sqm
Completion: 2011
Photographs: Viewport architectural images, Hiboux ARCHITECTURE

  

H2 / 314 Architecture Studio

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