Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
Table / Athenes Public Housing in Athens, Greece by Kotaro horiuchi architecture
February 8th, 2012 by Sumit Singhal
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Eating’ is one of the most crucial and basic activities of human existence. Relocation of ‘Eating’ space from interior space to exterior space will result in expanding the activity of ‘communication’ into open communal spaces. Traditional eating space will be removed from buildings and relocated to shared space called table.
By removing the ’Eating’ functions from the building program, the size of the floor space in the building will be kept to minimum functions. The conventional private activity of eating will transform into a new type of communal communication space.
Dwellings, such as dormitory and housing units, traditional compartments of ‘Dining room’ and ’Kitchen’ are transformed into the exterior communal space table. Hotels, offices and restaurants will also have table. Educational, library and public buildings will also create table. Connecting different types of programs through the continuous space ‘table ‘. TABLE will bring us the new type of eating and communication culture in contemporary urban lifestyle.
The site is in the historical Kerameikos and Metaxourgeio district (KM) that is probably the least populated part of downtown Athens. The required programme is the housing unit should be capable of hosting 18 students in 440M2 of primary use. And a general plan with a viral-type development scenario is required.
Process of creating TABLE is as follow:
Kotaro horiuchi architecture
Kotaro HORIUCHI was born in 1978 in Nagoya AICHI, JAPAN. He received a master degree in urbanism and architecture from graduate school of university,Tokyo JAPAN.
In 2009 he established his own Paris-based practice, Tokyo and Nagoya practices, after gaining experience through world renowned architecture firms such as: DPA – Dominique Perrault Architecture (Paris, France), MecanooArchitecten (Delft, The Netherlands), and PPAG – PopelkaPoduschkaArchitekten (Vienna, Austria) from 2003 to 2009.
Kotaro HORIUCHI’s architectural design firm – Kotaro Horiuchi Architecture- is headquartered in Nagoya AICHI, JAPAN, works on multiple projects of architecture, urban design and interior design around the world. He won Silver Award of JCD Design Award 2011.
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Category: Public Housing