An icon of Greek post-war modern architecture, the Doxiadis building, having decayed during the last 20 years, finally came back to life through its conversion into a residential building. This conversion raises crucial questions about the notions of memory, preservation, integration into natural and built environments and innovation inspired by the potential of existing spaces. The above ideas were initially addressed by Constantinos Doxiadis, the internationally acclaimed architect & urban planner who originally designed the building in 1957, to house his offices and the Doxiadis School of Technicians. By defining memory as a dynamic process rather than a static condition, the design strategy moves away from façadism and sterile facade preservation and sets out to reconnect the building with its surroundings, highlight its remaining original architectural features and recreate a community, in respect to the building's history and Doxiadis' visionary ideas.
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