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Petrās Architecture Designs New Greek Archaeological Museum for Sparta

13:00 - 19 August, 2019
Petrās Architecture Designs New Greek Archaeological Museum for Sparta , Courtesy of Petrās Architecture
Courtesy of Petrās Architecture

Greek design practice Petrās Architecture have created a new proposal for an archaeological museum in Sparta. Designed for the Peloponnese Municipality, the project integrates an existing listed building with a new museum building and the surroundings archaeological finds. The project aims to bring together architecture, history and landscape into a single narrative and museum experience for Sparta.

Kapsimalis Architects Carve Land from Santorini Vineyard to Create Floating House

07:15 - 25 June, 2019
Kapsimalis Architects Carve Land from Santorini Vineyard to Create Floating House, © Antonis Tzortzis (studiotaf.gr)
© Antonis Tzortzis (studiotaf.gr)

Kapsimalis Architects has published details of their proposed Vineyard House on the Greek island of Santorini. The design concept was for a main housing space under a roof of artificial earth, with a perimeter-free view of the landscape. To achieve this, a piece of land is elevated by 2.6 meters to form a living space below and progressively sculpted in the spirit of the natural erosion of volcanic rocks and caves.

Giannis Giannoutsos Designs a White Chapel for Rural Greece

05:00 - 19 March, 2019
Giannis Giannoutsos Designs a White Chapel for Rural Greece, White Chapel. Image Courtesy of Ilias Georgakopoulos
White Chapel. Image Courtesy of Ilias Georgakopoulos

Greek architect Giannis Giannoutsos has created a new chapel design for a small church in western Greece. Sited in Stratos, the project explores the juxtaposition between an existing and a new religious structure in the same space. Rising next to the ruins of a 19th century country church called Asprocclesia, or White Chapel, the design creates a space of introspection and enclosure in the middle of an open field.

Zero Waste Lab 3D Prints Street Furniture from Household Plastic Waste 

13:00 - 16 January, 2019
Zero Waste Lab 3D Prints Street Furniture from Household Plastic Waste , Print Your City. Image © Stefanos Tsakiris
Print Your City. Image © Stefanos Tsakiris

The New Raw has launched the Zero Waste Lab in Thessaloniki, a research initiative where Greek citizens can upcycle plastic waste into urban furniture. Part of the larger Print Your City project, the project utilizes a robotic arm and recycling facilitates to create custom furniture pieces that close the plastic waste loop. The initiative aims to use flakes from recycled products to redesign public spaces within the cities.

Anagram Designs an Urban Cultural Park for Greece

05:00 - 9 January, 2019
Anagram Designs an Urban Cultural Park for Greece, Urban Theater. Image Courtesy of Anagram Architecture & Urbanism
Urban Theater. Image Courtesy of Anagram Architecture & Urbanism

Rotterdam and Athens-based practice Anagram Architecture & Urbanism has designed an "Urban Theater" for the Ioannina Cultural Park National Competition in Greece. The proposal suggests an open and accessible public space that creates a new identity and captures the imaginary of the city. Connecting the city with the lake of Ioannina, the new public space presents a unified and flexible space for both everyday leisure time and large scale events to take place.

The First "Maidan Tent" is Built to Aid Refugees in Greece

11:00 - 13 November, 2018
The First "Maidan Tent" is Built to Aid Refugees in Greece, © Delfino Sisto Legnani and Marco Cappelletti
© Delfino Sisto Legnani and Marco Cappelletti

In an effort to aid the plight of refugees around the world fleeing war and persecution, two young architects in 2016 embarked on a project designed to improve the mental health of refugees in camps. Led by Bonaventura Visconti di Modrone and Leo Bettini Oberkalmsteiner, and supported by the UN International Organization for Migration, “Maidan Tent” allows refugees to benefit from indoor public space – a communal area to counteract the psychological trauma induced by war, persecution, and forced migration.

Greek Pavilion Takes Center Stage at the 2018 London Design Biennale

14:00 - 5 September, 2018
Greek Pavilion Takes Center Stage at the 2018 London Design Biennale, Greek Installation. Image © Luke Walker
Greek Installation. Image © Luke Walker

Experimental design practice Studio INI's has designed a kinetic installation to represent this year's Greek Pavilion for the 2018 London Design Biennale. Entitled ΑΝΥΠΑΚΟΗ (Disobedience), the installation responds to the Biennale theme of Emotional States. Selected for the central courtyard exhibit, the design is comprised of a 17 meter-long wall constructed from a steel spring skeleton built up with recycled plastic which flexes, morphs and breathes around the human body.

Drawings by Tchoban, Holl, and Calatrava Among Stunning Entries for the First Athens Architecture Club Exhibition

14:00 - 16 August, 2018
Drawings by Tchoban, Holl, and Calatrava Among Stunning Entries for the First Athens Architecture Club Exhibition, New Entry 5 / Sergei Tchoban (Gold Medal Winner). Image Courtesy of The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design
New Entry 5 / Sergei Tchoban (Gold Medal Winner). Image Courtesy of The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design

Russian-German architect Sergei Tchoban of Tchoban Voss Architekten has won the Gold Medal in the First Athens Architecture Club Exhibition, organized by the Chicago Athenaeum and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design. Participating architects included Steven Holl, Daniel Libeskind, and Santiago Calatrava.

Renzo Piano Building Workshop Presents Concept Designs for Series of Hospitals in Greece

12:00 - 27 June, 2018
Renzo Piano Building Workshop Presents Concept Designs for Series of Hospitals in Greece, Preliminary architectural design for the Children's Hospital in Thessaloniki . Image © Marilena Katsini
Preliminary architectural design for the Children's Hospital in Thessaloniki . Image © Marilena Katsini

The Renzo Piano Building Workshop (RPBW) has presented their preliminary design approaches for three hospitals in Greece. Part of a €200 million ($240 million) healthcare initiative launched by the Greek government, RPBW will produce designs for a General Hospital of Kromotini, a Children’s Hospital in Thessaloniki, and the Evangelismos Hospital in Athens which will also form part of the University’s Faculty of Nursing.

Capitals Of Classical Antiquity: Understand The Difference Between The 5 Orders

08:00 - 2 May, 2018
Capitals Of Classical Antiquity: Understand The Difference Between The 5 Orders, © Matheus Pereira
© Matheus Pereira

Whether it's to start analyzing a detail or impressing someone in conversation, understanding a classical building begins with an awareness of the different classical orders of architecture. In the historical records of architecture, the first account of the orders was written by Vitruvius: "[...] The orders came to provide a range of architectural expressions, ranging from roughness and firmness to slenderness and delicacy. In true classical design, order choice is a vital issue—it is the choice of tone," [1] which for the author, synthesizes the "architecture grammar." [2]

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