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Introversion isn’t something the Greeks have much time for. Particularly when it comes to design. Informed by a culture of sociability and dialogue, a cohort of export-focused Greek design manufacturers will be showing their quality products to a global audience at this year’s Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan, supported by the Interiors from Greece platform. (by Simon Keane-Cowell)

 

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Wed 10.10.

Art Warehouse in Boeotia by A31 Architecture (GR)

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 10.10.2012 - Tagged as: , , , ,

Art Warehouse in Boeotia by A31 Architecture; photo by Yiannis Hadjiaslanis

Athens-based architectural practice A31 Architecture have realised this sombre, monolithic Art Warehouse located in a Greek village of Dilesi in Boeotia region. Developed as a workshop for an artist, the detached structure is made of reinforced concrete which was completed in three separate phases. (more…)

The detail of the 'Lighthouse' lamp by Dimitrios Stamatakis Design; photo courtesy of Dimitrios Stamatakis

The young, Athens-based industrial and furniture designer Dimitrios Stamatakis has realised this 170cm-tall lamp, which, as he explains, is ‘intended to define its own environment through its functionality and presence in space; it is designed to develop a sense of orientation through radiation of light and energy, and influence in a positive way those around it.’ (more…)

Fri 12.8.

‘Streamers’ side tables by Yiannis Ghikas for Miniforms (IT)

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 12.08.2011 - Tagged as: , , , ,

'Streamers' side tables by Yiannis Ghikas for Miniforms

Yiannis Ghikas, the Athens-born computer scientist and award-winning designer has created this series of joyfully-coloured, arched side tables for the Italian manufacturer Miniforms. Called ‘Streamers’, the designs are made of painted metal and come in two different sizes and a variety of vivid colours such as white, red, green and yellow. (more…)

Wed 11.5.

Onassis Cultural Centre by AS Architecture Studio (GR)

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 11.05.2011 - Tagged as: , ,

Onassis Cultural Centre by AS Architecture Studio; photo by Nikos Daniilidis

Located in the heart of Athens, Onassis Cultural Centre is a project of the Parisian practice AS Architecture Studio. Completed in December 2010, the €38 million development has been commissioned by Alexander S. Onassis Foundation and its cutting-edge facilities include a 880-seat opera house, a 220-seat auditorium which can also be used as a conference hall or cinema, an open air amphitheatre of 200 seats, a library and an exhibition hall.

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New Acropolis Museum by Bernard Tschumi Architects, photo by Christian Richters

The architectural practice around the Swiss born and New York based architect Bernard Tschumi realised the New Acropolis Museum in Athens, which is located within spitting distance of the world famous archaelogical excavation.

New Acropolis Museum by Bernard Tschumi Architects, photo by Christian Richters

“The challenges of designing the New Acropolis Museum began with the responsibility of housing the most dramatic sculptures of Greek antiquity. This collection of objects shaped the program even before a site was chosen. The building’s polemical location added further layers of responsibility to the design. Located at the foot of the Acropolis, the site confronted us with sensitive archeological excavations, with the presence of the contemporary city and its street grid and with the Parthenon itself, one of the most influential buildings in Western civilization. Combined with a hot climate in an earthquake region, these conditions moved us to design a simple and precise museum with the mathematical and conceptual clarity of ancient Greece.

We first articulated the building into a base, middle and top, which are designed around the specific needs of each part of the program. The base of the museum floats on pilotis over the existing archeological excavations, protecting and consecrating the site with a network of columns placed in careful negotiation with experts so as not to disturb the sensitive work. This level contains the entrance lobby as well as temporary exhibition spaces, an auditorium, and all support facilities.”

New Acropolis Museum by Bernard Tschumi Architects, photo by Christian Richters

“A glass ramp overlooking the archeological excavations leads to the galleries in the middle, in the form of a spectacular double-height room supported by tall columns. This level accommodates displays from the Archaic period to the Roman Empire.

The top, which is made up of the rectangular Parthenon Gallery arranged around an indoor court, rotates gently to orient the marbles of the Frieze exactly as they were at the Parthenon centuries ago. Its transparent enclosure provides ideal light for sculpture in direct view to and from the Acropolis using the most contemporary glass technology to protect the gallery against excessive heat and light. This new setting will offer an unprecedented context for understanding the accomplishments of the Acropolis complex. One of the goals of the top gallery is to reunite the Parthenon Frieze, currently dispersed in several world museums.”

New Acropolis Museum by Bernard Tschumi Architects, photo by Christian Richters

New Acropolis Museum by Bernard Tschumi Architects, photo by Christian Richters

New Acropolis Museum by Bernard Tschumi Architects, photo by Christian Richters

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'Aloni' in Antiparos / Greece by decaARCHITECTURE

'Aloni' in Antiparos / Greece by decaARCHITECTURE

The Greek practice decaARCHITECTURE realised this residence in the beautiful countryside of the Cycladic Islands.

“The design of the house is a dual response to the particular topography of the site and to the rural domestication techniques that in the past shaped the raw ‘Cycladic island’ landscape.”

'Aloni' in Antiparos / Greece by decaARCHITECTURE

'Aloni' in Antiparos / Greece by decaARCHITECTURE

“In the past, dry-rubble stone walls domesticated the land for agricultural purposes and were the most prominent man-made interventions in the landscape. The walls retained earth and transformed a steep topography into a series of arable plateaus. Today, the Cycladic islands are being reshaped by a very different force: the demand for holiday homes. The design uses the precedent of earth-retaining stone walls to create an artificial landscape that is both rural and domestic in use.”

'Aloni' in Antiparos / Greece by decaARCHITECTURE

'Aloni' in Antiparos / Greece by decaARCHITECTURE

“The site is a natural saddle where two slopes meet. In the North-South axis the slope rises between two hills while in the East-West axis the slope drops, opening to the sea views. Two long stone walls bridge the hills allowing the house to nestle in the space within while maintaining the continuity of the landscape which flows over it. This simple strategy blurs the edges of the house and makes its mass imperceptible within the broader skyline of the island.”

'Aloni' in Antiparos / Greece by decaARCHITECTURE

'Aloni' in Antiparos / Greece by decaARCHITECTURE

Project Team: Alexandros Vaitsos, Carlos Loperena, Elena Zabeli, Kyle Gudsell, Katerina Chryssanthopoulou

Owner: Oliaros AE (Antiparos Design Projects)

Structural Engineers: KYMA / Manos Kyriazis

Mechanical Engineers: TEKEM / George Kavoulakos

Contractor: Kataskevastiki Topometriki Parou ABETE / Nikos Kaggelis

Landscape Designers: Doxiadis+ / Thomas Doxiadis

Project Area: 237 sqm

Project Year: 2008

Photographs: Erieta Attali, Ed Reeve, decaARCHITECTURE

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