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House in Chalandri / MOB architects

01:00 - 8 April, 2014
House in Chalandri / MOB architects, © Nikos Daniilidis
© Nikos Daniilidis

© Nikos Daniilidis © Nikos Daniilidis © Nikos Daniilidis © Nikos Daniilidis +14

Uptown Residences / Iro Bertaki + Christina Loukopoulou + Costis Paniyiris

01:00 - 2 February, 2014
© Charalambos Louizidis
© Charalambos Louizidis

© Charalambos Louizidis © Charalambos Louizidis © Charalambos Louizidis © Charalambos Louizidis +25

Psychico House / Iro Bertaki + Christina Loukopoulou + Costis Paniyiris

01:00 - 30 January, 2014
Psychico House / Iro Bertaki + Christina Loukopoulou + Costis Paniyiris, © Charalambos Louizidis
© Charalambos Louizidis
  • Architects

  • Location

    Athens, Greece
  • Architects in Charge

    Iro Bertaki, Christina Loukopoulou, Costis Paniyiris
  • Collaborating Architects

    Angeliki Sioli ,Fotini Adrimi, Alexandros Avlonitis, Vassilis Kalisperakis
  • Area

    960.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

© Charalambos Louizidis © Charalambos Louizidis © Charalambos Louizidis © Charalambos Louizidis +17

Villa 191 / ISV architects

01:00 - 22 January, 2014
© Anargyros Mougiakos
© Anargyros Mougiakos

© Anargyros Mougiakos © Giannis Kontos © Anargyros Mougiakos © Giannis Kontos +17

Athens - CIPHER CITY / Revolutions

00:00 - 30 December, 2013
Athens - CIPHER CITY / Revolutions

What would happen if a structure could transform in real‐time? AA Athens Visiting School embarks on its’ third cycle to address issues of change, adaptation and interaction in the design of an enclosed volume. In this time of social, economic, and environmental uncertainty, it's a quality for the built environment to regard transformation as a way of practice.

Revolutions have occurred through architectural history and vary widely in terms of design methods and fabrication techniques. Focusing on inspiring natural form‐finding techniques, AA Athens VS works towards producing a large‐scale interactive prototype that alters in real‐time the perception of interior space.

Urban Stripes / Klab Architecture

01:00 - 13 December, 2013
Urban Stripes / Klab Architecture , © Panos Kokkinias
© Panos Kokkinias
  • Architects

  • Location

    Veikou 37, Athens 117 42, Greece
  • Architect in Charge

    Klab Architecture, Konstantinos Labrinopoulos
  • Design Team

    Enrique Ramírez, Veronika Vasileiou, Elena Skorda
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Panos Kokkinias © Panos Kokkinias © Panos Kokkinias © Panos Kokkinias +21

Ann Beha Architects Selected to Rehabilitate U.S. Embassy in Greece

01:00 - 20 November, 2013
Ann Beha Architects Selected to Rehabilitate U.S. Embassy in Greece, Embassy of the United States in Athens, Greece. Image Courtesy of OBO
Embassy of the United States in Athens, Greece. Image Courtesy of OBO

Besting a shortlist of fourAnn Beha Architects has been selected by the Department of State’s Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) to rehabilitate the U.S. Embassy in Athens’ chancery facility and campus. The mid-century facility, a protected architectural landmark, was originally designed by the famed Bauhaus architect Walter Gropius with the consulting architect Pericles A. Sakellarios.

Alaloum Board Game Café / Triopton Architects

01:00 - 8 October, 2013
Alaloum Board Game Café / Triopton Architects, © Dimitris Kleanthis
© Dimitris Kleanthis
  • Architects

  • Location

    Athens, Greece
  • Design Team

    Hysolli Edis, Sergios Eleftherios, Vourliotis Dimitrios
  • Area

    160.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Dimitris Kleanthis © Dimitris Kleanthis © Dimitris Kleanthis © Dimitris Kleanthis +17

Offices and Stores Building in Athens / Potiropoulos D+L Architects

01:00 - 18 July, 2013
Offices and Stores Building in Athens / Potiropoulos D+L Architects, © Charalambos Loizides
© Charalambos Loizides

© Charalambos Loizides © Charalambos Loizides © Kiriaki Dovinou © Charalambos Loizides +22

Four Firms Shortlisted to Refurbish US Embassy in Athens

01:00 - 16 May, 2013
Four Firms Shortlisted to Refurbish US Embassy in Athens, Embassy of the United States in Athens, Greece; Courtesy of the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations
Embassy of the United States in Athens, Greece; Courtesy of the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations

The Department of State’s Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) has shortlisted four design firms for the major rehabilitation of the Athens Chancery project. Protected as an architectural landmark, the mid-century modern building was originally designed by the famed Bauhaus architect Walter Gropius with the consulting architect Pericles A. Sakellarios. 

Stone House In Anavissos / Whitebox Architects

01:00 - 30 April, 2013
Stone House In Anavissos / Whitebox Architects, © George Fakaros
© George Fakaros
  • Architects

  • Location

    Athens, Greece
  • Design Team

    Panagiotis Kokkalidis, Aliki Triantafillidoy, Anna Drella
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© George Fakaros © George Fakaros © George Fakaros © George Fakaros +41

Re-Think Athens Competition Entry / Nikiforidis-Cuomo Architects

01:00 - 15 April, 2013
Re-Think Athens Competition Entry / Nikiforidis-Cuomo Architects, Courtesy of Nikiforidis-Cuomo Architects
Courtesy of Nikiforidis-Cuomo Architects

The proposal, ‘Athens PubliCity: an urban neuron for a new city center’, for the Re-Think Athens competition organizes a public space processing system which develops and expands like an “urban neuron”. Designed by Nikiforidis-Cuomo Architects, their concept becomes an entire living framework aiming to re-activate and revitalize the urban body. The system acts as a familiar, habitable and dynamic framework able to “contain” events and situations of both collective and individual actions.  More images and architects’ description after the break.

Coffee Shop / 314 Architecture Studio

01:00 - 21 March, 2013
Coffee Shop / 314 Architecture Studio, © Panayiotis Vumbakis
© Panayiotis Vumbakis
  • Architects

  • Location

    Athens, Greece
  • Architect in Charge

    Pavlos Chatziangelidis
  • Associate Architect

    Theodoris Tussas
  • Consulting Engineer

    Fotini Karagianni
  • Area

    300.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Panayiotis Vumbakis © Panayiotis Vumbakis © Panayiotis Vumbakis © Panayiotis Vumbakis +11

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

01:00 - 20 March, 2013
Re-Think Athens Competition Entry / Harry C. Bougadellis & Associate Architects + Georges Batzios + Martha Schwartz Partners , Courtesy of Harry C. Bougadellis & Associate Architects, Georges Batzios, Martha Schwartz Partners
Courtesy of Harry C. Bougadellis & Associate Architects, Georges Batzios, Martha Schwartz Partners

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

01:00 - 14 March, 2013
Re-Think Athens Competition Entry / Gianmaria Socci Architecture + Also Known As Architects + Alkistis Thomidou, Courtesy of Alkistis Thomidou, Chryssa Komantou, George Anagnostakis, Gianmaria Socci
Courtesy of Alkistis Thomidou, Chryssa Komantou, George Anagnostakis, Gianmaria Socci

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

01:00 - 13 March, 2013
Courtesy of ABM Arquitectos
Courtesy of ABM Arquitectos

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 area 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

01:00 - 1 March, 2013
Re-Think Athens Winning Proposal / OKRA, Courtesy of OKRA
Courtesy of OKRA

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.

AA Athens Visiting School: CIPHER CITY - Recharged

00:00 - 28 January, 2013
Courtesy of Architectural Association
Courtesy of Architectural Association

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.