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ΛΟΦΟΣ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΠΠΟΥ 2031

  FILOPAPPOU HILL 2031 WORKSHOP (1 & 2) Filopappou Hill is an emblematic landscape standing next to the Acropolis, with several layers of attributes which coexist to form a natural and cultural landmark for the city of Athens. Filopappou Hill takes its name from Gaius Julius Antiochus Epiphanes Philopappos, a consul and administrator under the…

AGORA CAUMME

A research platform initiated by the department of architecture and urban design at the German University in Cairo, in collaboration with the University of Palermo. The platform presents an interdisciplinary research tool and cooperation projects. The establishment is initiated on the spirit of ancient Agora, aiming to widen the vision of the Mediterranean studies between…

Resident artist at the Transitorisches Museum at Pfyn

How can a community enter a process of self-reflection and collective planning process? This was the main question behind the Pfyn Future [Perfect] workshop which was organized on September 10, 2019 by invitation from the Transitorisches Museum at Pfyn, and to zeitgarten.ch in the small community of Pfyn, Switzerland. The workshop structure The workshop was…

Living as a universe

An apartment was renovated in 2018 as the architect’s residence. It is a 71-square-meter space in a typical 60s urban apartment building, but with some latent striking features. Among them, the strategic location of the apartment from where unique views are opened, with the nearby Strefi hill on one side, the Turkovounia in the center, and…

The legacy of Christopher Alexander

Christopher Wolfgang Alexander is a widely influential architect and design theorist,  currently an emeritus professor at the University of California, Berkeley were he has taught for several decades. His theories about the nature of human-centered design have affected fields beyond architecture, including urban design, software, sociology, systems thinking, commons theory and others.  For this reason his legacy is wide open and ongoing and many students, faculty members at…

Victoria Square Project (VSP)

How do design practices and the scientific field of architecture respond in relation to the challenges of an era marked by environmental, political and social crises? How are lifestyles being reflected in the cities, infrastructure and the built environment and, in turn, how are spatial planning, buildings and cities shaping  prevalent societal behaviors? How does…

El espejismo en crísis

The Seminar “El Espejismo en Crísis / Explorando Futuros Alternativos para un Puerto en Transición” on August 24, was organized by Alejandro Meitin at FAU, Universidad de La Plata, Argentina. Alejandro Meitin and Nicholas Anastasopoulos form part of the Ports in Transition , an international network of researchers and activists which was born in 2016 around…

Imagining alternative futures for ports in transition: Habitat III

 “Imagining alternative futures for ports in transition” was an official Side Event of Habitat III, Quito, 17-20 October 2016. Former ports of air and water, in various parts of the world, experience uncertain states of gradual or abrupt transition. Some are being imagined as metropolitan parks, while in times of economic recession, others are facing…

An NTUA|PUCE Erasmus+ workshop

The  workshop was held in collaboration between the School of Architecture of NTUA and the university of PUCE, in Quito, capital of Ecuador. Our workshop examined alternative planning procedures and strategies around the urban fabric in theory and in practice. A strategic goal was the interaction with the city itself and the collaboration with various local…

A U T O N O M A

Abstract of Keynote presentation to the Autonoma Conference Developing a South-to-South dialogue through addressing in parallel two post-colonial histories, the traditions of community, top-down and bottom-up approaches and the role of the state in two seemingly different countries such as Greece and Ecuador, is a provocative concept and it produces interesting results. This comparison is…

Ephemeral social use of Św. Jana. Gdańsk

The historic church of Św. Jana in the city of Gdańsk is a gothic church which has been converted into a multi-cultural space where various activities from concerts to speeches take place. In the context of Jamm’Art two architects, Nicholas Anastasopoulos and Christopher Guest, collaborated in converting the typical unidirectional congregation seating of the nave…