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Re-think Athens in Athens, Greece by PROJ3CT

Sunday, April 21st, 2013

Article source: PROJ3CT

Acknowledging the great value of the cultural and architectural heritage that is present all over the site, overlapping time and space in such a meaningful presence, our quest is to create a quiet and cohesive urban environment that would not be over-imposing or disruptive but one that attempts to unify and add structure to the physical frame. From a distance this central zone is very clearly dominated by three major public spaces – the trilogy Syntagma/Panepistimiou Core/Omonia that are linked by a system of large avenues on which Panepistimiou has the greater role. It seems natural that these places should be considered poles of centrality, as they are focus points of historical relevance. Although these spaces are very diverged in terms of functionality and shape, it seems obvious that they are within themselves places of gathering on which all the flows and social expressions are related to.

Image Courtesy © Proj3ct

  • Architects: PROJ3CT
  • Project: Re-think Athens
  • Location: Athens, Greece
  • Photography: PROJ3CT
  • Type : International Competition For Public Space Design
  • Client : Onassis Foundation
  • Gross Area : 5720.000 Sqm
  • Date : 2012
  • Software used: Vectorworks + Cinema 4D

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Regeneration of Athens City Centre in Athens, Greece by OKRA Landscape Architects

Friday, March 8th, 2013

Article source: OKRA Landscape Architects

We are very proud of winning the important international design competition ‘Re-Think Athens’, towards a new city centre, organized in a very professional way by the Onassis foundation. The team of urbanists, architects and landscape architects of OKRA are very enthusiastic to work on implementing our ideas in Athens. The competition proposal is made by OKRA in collaboration with Mixst Urbanisme and Wageningen University, and supported by Studio 75 and Werner Sobek Green technologies. Within the next months the OKRA team will further develop their ideas into an approved design for the central area in the city centre.

Image Courtesy OKRA Landscape Architects

  • Architects: OKRA Landscape Architects
  • Project: Regeneration of Athens City Centre
  • Location: Athens, Greece
  • Client: Onassis Foundation
  • Period: 2013-2015
  • Collaboration with: Mixst stedenbouw, Wageningen Universiteit, Studio 75 en Werner Sobek Green Technologies

Tourkovounia as a Green – Wind Landscape in Athens, Greece by Andreas Demertzis, Ioannis Katsanos, Thanasis Farangas

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

Article source: Andreas Demertzis, Ioannis Katsanos, Thanasis Farangas

The reason for selecting and analyzing this concept was the examination of the area of Athens. The city is characterized by the growth and development of new buildings. Even if those new structures improved the every day life of the residents, the overall effect on the character of the city suffered.
We selected this particular concept because we noticed the negative impact of those urban structures on the landscape of Athens and that the city is “eating away” the landscape. Our intention is to create the opposite effect: for the landscape to merge with the city.

Urban Nalisis - Image Courtesy © Andreas Demertzis, Ioannis Katsanos, Thanasis Farangas

  • Architects: Andreas Demertzis, Ioannis Katsanos, Thanasis Farangas
  • Project: Tourkovounia as a Green – Wind Landscape
  • Location: Athens, Greece
  • Supervisor: Giorgos Haidopoulos
  • Software used: Autodesk autocad, 3d studio max, adobe photoshop cs5

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Cascading U Two-Family Residence in Krioneri, Athens by AREA

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

Article source:  AREA

On a narrow lot with a mildly sloping incline in the northern Athenian suburb of Krioneri, the Cascading U House positions two independent dwellings one on top of the other, for the owners and their daughter.

Image Courtesy Yorgis Yerolymbos

  • Architects: AREA, Architecture Research Athens
    Styliani Daouti, Giorgos Mitroulias, Michaeljohn Raftopoulos
  • Project: Cascading U Two-Family Residence in Krioneri
  • Location: Krioneri, Athens
  • Structural Engineer: Kostas Thanos
  • Mechanical Engineer: Jenny Triantafyllopoulou
  • Photography: Yorgis Yerolymbos
  • Plot Surface Area: 430sqm
  • Built Area: 300sqm
  • Design Phase: 2008-2009
  • Construction Phase: 2009-2012
  • Software used: Autocad 2011
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H2 Residence in Athens, Greece by 314 Architecture Studio

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

Article source: 314 Architecture Studio

This building is located at the suburbs of Athens in the area next to the golf court in Glyfada,  andconsists of three one floor apartments of 250m2 each.

Each apartment has two small and one master bedroom. Inside the building there is an atrium that provides light to secondary areas of the apartments whilealso working as a funnel exit for warm air energy consumption in the summer months.

H2 Residence

  • Architects: 314 Architecture Studio
  • Project: H2 Residence
  • Location: Athens, Greece
  • Total area: 750m2  plot area 1000m2
  • Software used: Autocad and the 3d sketch up with a rendering plug in and the photoshop

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Table / Athenes Public Housing in Athens, Greece by Kotaro horiuchi architecture

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

Article source: Kotaro horiuchi architecture

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.

Rendering 01

  • Architect: Kotaro horiuchi architecture
  • Name of Project: Table / Athenes Public Housing
  • Location: Athens, Greece
  • Program: Public housing
  • Plot area: 200 m2
  • Built area: 420 m2

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Piraeus Tower in Athens, Greece by Marco Acerbis Studio

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

2010 International Competition the ‘New Face of Pireus Tower’, The second highest tower in Athens

Simple ideas have often been the driving force for the evolution of human kind, like the idea of the sails that allowed Greek ships to cruise all over the Mediterranean sea. Today, in an era of complex energy problems we also need simple solutions to difficult problems. To provide a  new look to the tower we have to think more about the environment and the energy consumption that we would  spend to climatize a building.

Evening View

  • Architect: marco acerbis studio
  • Name of Project: Piraeus Tower
  • Location: Athens, Greece
  • Client: Greek Architects, DuPont
  • Software used: Rhino and Artlantis

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