ARCHITECTURE
THE CITY WITHIN A CITY PROJECT / A SHOPPING COMPLEX IN RUICHANG / 2015 / LEONIDAS PAPALAMPROPOULOS / GEORGIA SYRIOPOULOU

The project is a competition entry for Molewa International Architectural Competition

Creativersal, UIA.

The shopping complex in plot No 5 is anticipated to form the new central social space for the citizens of Ruichang as its divercity of functions.

MORE >>
EVENTS
ZAHA HADID AT THE STATE HERMITAGE MUSEUM ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA
The first retrospective exhibition of her work in Russia, Zaha Hadid at The State Hermitage Museum provides unprecedented insight into the work of Zaha Hadid in a mid-career retrospective highlighting her exploration of the Russian Avant-garde at the beginning of her career, and the continuing influence of its core principles on her work today.
MORE >>
EVENTS
''NEW FARMS'' / EXPO MILAN 2015 : TOOLS FOR URBAN RE-ACTIVATION
New Generations is back in Milan with “New Farms for EXPO”, an international multidisciplinary project organized in collaboration with the Embassy of the Netherlands in Rome and the General Consulate of the Netherlands in Milan.
MORE >>
EVENTS
ATHENS BIENNALE, 2015-2017: OMONOIA
The next edition of Athens Biennale will be symbolically entitled "OMONOIA” (Concord). It will launch its activities in October 2015 and in contrast to the typical model of a Biennale, will run through 2017.
The Athens Biennale, constantly intuitive towards the institution of biennales, revises its identity by extending its duration to two years. Bridging the past to the present and the future, the fifth edition of the Biennale (2015) merges with the sixth (2017). The Athens Biennale 2015 - 2017, a daring and experimental endeavor launches its activities in June 2015 and peaks in June 2017 with the opening of documenta 14.
MORE >>
ARCHITECTURE
THE RAMP_A NEW TOPOLOGY / V. VALTIKOS, S. DISIOU, A. SKORLETOU
This project is a competition entry for the YAC (Young Architects) association whose aim is to promote architectural competitions amongst young designers – no matter if graduates or students. This entry reached the finalists stage,  (16) sixteenth position worldwide. This is a proposal for the preservation of Forte Portuense in Rome, Italy.
MORE >>
FEATURED ARCHITECT
BLOCK 722
Block722 is an Athens based architectural practice. It was founded in 2009 by Sotiris Tsergas and Katja Margaritoglou.
Block722 works in the architectural, as well as in the interior and construction fields through Block722+, managing a wide variety of projects from the planning state throughout completion. The office’s individual and collective experience ensures the collaboration with competent and specialized suppliers and craftsmen, ensuring the meticulous realization of the architectural concept. A close relation with the client is important, ensuring a successful collaboration and outcome.
MORE >>
ARCHITECTURE
COPENHAGEN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL NORDHAVN / C.F. MØLLER ARCHITECTS
CIS Nordhavn is a new school building for the Copenhagen International School, which will be located on a prominent site in Copenhagen's new Nordhavn district. The 25,000 m2 school building will be Copenhagen's largest school, and accommodate 1,200 students and 280 employees. 
MORE >>
PHOTOGRAPHY
CHINA PAVILION EXPO 2015 PHOTOGRAPHED BY PYGMALION KARATZAS
Rejecting the typical notion of a cultural pavilion as an object in a plaza, the China Pavilion is instead conceived as a field of spaces. Envisioned as a cloud hovering over a “land of hope”, the Pavilion is experienced as a series of public programs located beneath a floating roof, the unique design of which creates an iconic image for the project and a unique presence within the Expo grounds.
MORE >>
EVENTS
MATERIALITY 25UNDER25 TESTIMONIALS
 «MateЯeality | 25 under 25» competition and exhibition was organized by the digital platform ARCHSTUDIES.gr in cooperation with the online magazine Archisearch during Designlab 2015 in Athens.
MORE >>
ARCHITECTURE
HOUSE IN VOLAX / ARISTIDES S DALLAS
The owners, a couple of rock climbers, selected this special site because of its relation to the landscape as well as to these round shaped “works of art” made by nature itself, the rocks of Volax. The house is made out of 3 major volumes arranged around the rocks, forming a patio in the center. They house the main functions of the house, while the connection between them is “lighter” in material and synthetic address.
MORE >>
ARCHITECTURE
GERMANINA / SPARCH / SAKELLARIDOU PAPANIKOLAOU ARCHITECTS & CH. MARATHOVOUNIOTIS
THE SECRET “INTELLIGENCE” OF AN AGRICULTURE FARM
Germanina Agriculture Farm, Cyprus
2nd PRIZE, International Architectural Competition in two Phases, 2011 & 2013
A site, an old farm, for which we were asked to propose a business and architectural approach as well as to form a complete philosophy of hospitality.
MORE >>
DESIGN
TO BEE OR NOT TO BE / CTRLZAK STUDIO
CTRLZAK was inititally asked by GREEN ISLAND initiative to design an urban beehive, but after an extensive research on the subject it was obvious that such an object was not the first priority. Instead emphasis was placed on communicating to the world the important role bees play in our everyday life. This realisation gave birth to two graphic artworks that present the bees' life cycle, their habitat and above all the role they play on pollination and eventually our own survival on planet Earth.
MORE >>
ARCHITECTURE
THE NEW NATIONAL GALLERY AND LUDWIG MUSEUM, LIGET BUDAPEST / HENNING LARSEN ARCHITECTS
The proposal from Henning Larsen Architects comprises a design of a round shaped building with no front or back, which will fit seamlessly into this self-grown park structure with respect to the historical environment.
MORE >>
ARCHITECTURE
PIAZZA MAZZINI, ALBANO LAZIALE / INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION WINNING PROPOSAL / NEAR ARCHITECTURE
Piazza Mazzini, the main square of Albano Laziale, a small city close to Rome, is a place where the memory of the past persists until nowadays. The area extends for 2700 mq and it is part of a complex historical and natural context. The area is crossed by Via Appia, one of the consular streets that starts from Rome  that welcome the visitor to the small town, in the past a holiday place for rich Romans, emperors and popes. Moreover the area is adjacent to the large park of Villa Doria that extends along the slope towards downwards, usually used for summer events. The square occupies a critical location at the entry of the town, coming from Rome, but it lacks of a clear identity and a well defined urban role.
MORE >>
INTERIORS
STREATING / A RESTAURANT IN WHICH THE PREPERATION OF THE FOOD BECOMES A CHOREOGRAPHY / MYRTO MILIOU ARCHITECTS / MYRTO MILIOU

The design attends to the owner’s and chef’s need for a restaurant in which the preparation of food becomes a choreography open to the public and in which the kitchen is the centerpiece of the space. 

MORE >>
ARCHITECTURE
1st PRIZE ON THE INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION ''INNATUR 4'' / MARINA LEVENTAKI, ELISANIA MICHALOPOULOU
[Hittite <parna> means abode, the shelter of life.]
Parnitha is a densely forested mountain range north of Athens, the capital of Greece, with an elevation of 1.413 meters above sea level.
MORE >>
INTERVIEWS
KOSTAS POULOPOULOS / SENIOR ARCHITECT - BIG ARCHITECTS ON MATERIALITY 25 UNDER 25
Kostas Poulopoulos, Senior Architect of BIG Architects and member of the evaluation committee gives an interview about the competition Materiality 25 under 25 curated by Archstudies platform in partnership with ARCHISEARCH.gr Magazine for Architecture and Design, during the Design Lab Show host of the exhibition. He also talks about his talk Copenhagen, A City for Children.
MORE >>
LIGHTING
MOSAIC INSTALLATION / BEFORELIGHT
The Old Hickory square was chosen in the area of Wyckerpoort, in east Maastricht, a square with historical associations, directly linked to the nickname of the 30th Infantry Division Army of the National Guard during World War II and the city’s liberation. This large square is surrounded by uniform residences, while its largest part remains unexploited. The unusual size of the square is due to the fact that it used to be the site of the Mosa ceramic tile factory before it was transferred to a nearby location.
MORE >>
DESIGN
ILLUSTRATIONS BY VASILIS PAPADATOS
Vasilis Papadatos is graphic designer and art director at trade fairs "100% Hotel Show", "Design Lab" and "Vinyl is Back". Providing visual communications services for companies since 1995.
MORE >>
ARCHITECTURE
CASA XIXIM / SPECHT HARPMAN / A BEACHFRONT VILLA ON A PROTECTED BAY IN TULUM MEXICO
This residence, on a narrow lot fronting a protected bay in Tulum, Mexico, was designed to be fully self-sufficient, and to immerse the occupants in the range of environments that the site offers.  
MORE >>
INTERVIEWS
INTERVIEW WITH PHOTOGRAPHER NICHOLAS MASTORAS / INSIDE EMST ATHENS
Nicholas Mastoras is a reowned photographer whose photos you probably know if you are fond of Instagram, where his profile is quite (very, actually) popular, but it is almost definite that you have stumbled upon other photos of him elsewhere. He had the kindness to talk with us about one of his latest projects in the National Museum of Contemporary (EMST) as well as various aspects of his photography.
MORE >>
ARCHITECTURE
A MULTI USE RESIDENTIAL PROPOSAL IN NÜRNBERG / MEET THY NEIGHBOR / AREA TM
 "Meet Thy Neighbor" is a highly flexible housing strategy for Südstadt-Nürnberg, where social sustainability is equal to environmental sustainability. 
MORE >>
EVENTS
GIANY LECTURES / GEORGIOS A. PANETSOS / FROM EPONYMOUS TO VERNACULAR: A CASE FOR CASA MALAPARTE
The Greek Institute of Architects in New York  [GIANY] continued its GIANY Lecture Series with a lecture by Professor Georgios Panetsos on Monday, April 20th in New York. The lecture was held at the Press and Communication Office of the Permanent Mission of Greece to the United Nations and was well attended by many GIANY members, as well as other architects.
MORE >>
PHOTOGRAPHY
FONDAZIONE PRADA DESIGNED BY OMA PHOTOGRAPHED BY PYGMALION KARATZAS
On May 9 2015 Fondazione Prada opened to the public in Milan Italy designed by OMA/ Rem Koolhaas. Formerly a distillery dating back to the 1910s, this new 19,000 sq.m. art venue complex comprises of warehouses, laboratories, brewing silos, and new structures which surround a large courtyard. Fondazione Prada is an institution founded by Miuccia Prada and Patrizio Bertelli in 1993 dedicated to art and culture.
MORE >>
ART
PAINTING THE UNSEEN / DREAM SERIES BY LILA KOUFOPOULOU
Text by Lila Koufopoulou 
 
A few of the things I was always interested in was the truth and the knowledge that you already have within yourself through the invisible world of feelings, emotions and dreams.
PAINTING THE UNSEEN - DREAMS is a metaphor about the transformations within our lives and its heroine is a special woman who plays a vital role in the Greek myth of “EROS & PSYCHE”:  the Princess Psyche. 
MORE >>
ARCHITECTURE
THE ARTIFICIAL SNOW CAVE HUT / MARGOT KRASOJEVIC
The hut offers a snowdrift frame made from weighted carbon fibre mesh, this contoured landscape mimics the surrounding vertiginous precipices and landscapes, the carbon fibre snowscape creates an artificial snow cave which can be dug into and around enabling climbers to inhabit the structure in a similar way to a snow cave. 
MORE >>
ART
STUDIO JOB WUNDERKAMMER / AN INSTALLATION AT THE SWAROVSKI KRISTALLWELTEN WATTENS
This Renaissance “Room of Wonders” is an elaborate, total work of art, the sort that you can only create a few of during your physical existence. 
MORE >>
INTERIORS
IYA MUSIC COMPANY / MINAS KOSMIDIS (ARCHITECTURE IN CONCEPT)
This proposal concerns the internal configuration of the offices of the record company IYA music which operates exclusively in China. This is a company that owns offices in several cities in China and this project involved the design of offices in the city of Shenzhen. The office MINAS KOSMIDIS -architecture in concept- took the concept and idea, and the Chinese office DHY communicated with the client and carry out the project. The overall coordination, held under the auspices of Design Lobby Asia.
MORE >>
ARCHITECTURE
PRIMITECA / ANTIQUE COLLECTION & GLYPTOTECA / ARISTOTHEKE EUTECTONICS
This entry for an invited competition, requesting the design of a medium-sized private exhibitions venue, sets emphasis on the display of three-dimensional artifacts as well as archeological findings. Planar organization is established here on the basis of an ancient symbol, the tetraskelion, a Hellenic iteration of the primordial cross and the geometric archetype for the labyrinth. The overall planar diagram is composed of five squares - out of a nine-square archetype.
MORE >>
ARCHITECTURE
THE SHUTTER PROJECT / VP ARCHITECTURAL STUDIO / VICKY PORIKI

This project is an excellent work by VP architectural studio, nominated to be presented the forthcoming September at the Benaki Museum, for the 8th Biennale of New Greek Architects.

MORE >>
THEORY
DISCOVERING THE SPIRIT OF CHINA / LECTURE BY MYRSINI ALEXANDRIDI & MICHALIS TAKOPOULOS [PART 03]
The reason behind this lecture was our trip to China in December 2012. In that trip, we came in contact with a different culture and we had a first-hand look into the radical changes that are taking place in this distant country. The example of China, the country that would sacrifice anything in the name of modernization, seemed to be the perfect example for us to reflect on with the terms of regionalism, modern architecture and reference to tradition. That reflection is the main idea in our research project.
MORE >>
ARCHITECTURE
WUJIANG EAST LAKE TAI ECOLOGICAL TOURISM RESORT / LANDMARCH
Wujiang East Lake Tai Ecological Tourism Resort has been a real challenge for the design process in many ways. The establishment of a future landmark in the southeast of Jiangsu Province, that will host almost 500,000 visitors annually, becoming the Most Ecological Charm in Lakeside of Lake Tai, has been our focus point for our design choices. 
MORE >>
ARCHITECTURE
SECONDARY SCHOOL ERGOLDING / BEHNISCH ARCHITEKTEN
The new Ergolding Secondary School sits within a far-stretching natural and artificial landscape. 70 km north-east from Munich, it provides the much needed secondary school capacities to the region around the Bavarian town of Ergolding, close to Landshut.
MORE >>
THEORY
DISCOVERING THE SPIRIT OF CHINA / LECTURE BY MYRSINI ALEXANDRIDI & MICHALIS TAKOPOULOS [PART 02]
The reason behind this lecture was our trip to China in December 2012. In that trip, we came in contact with a different culture and we had a first-hand look into the radical changes that are taking place in this distant country. The example of China, the country that would sacrifice anything in the name of modernization, seemed to be the perfect example for us to reflect on with the terms of regionalism, modern architecture and reference to tradition. That reflection is the main idea in our research project.
MORE >>
EVENTS
BERNARD TSCHUMI: ARCHITECTURE: CONCEPT & NOTATION / SWISS ARCHITECTURE MUSEUM
From 09/05/2015 to 23/08/2015, the S AM Swiss Architecture Museum presents the exhibition "Bernard Tschumi. Architecture: Concept & Notation". The motto for the S AM summer exhibitions is "history and the present". The Bernard Tschumi retrospective fits into this sequence because it focuses on the architect's early theoretical works from the seventies and eighties, and on this basis it provides access to Tschumi's built oeuvre, ranging from the eighties to the present day.
MORE >>
ARCHITECTURE
SINGAPORE UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY & DESIGN COMPLETED / UNSTUDIO
Designed by UNStudio and DP Architects, the academic campus for the Singapore University of Technology and Design reflects an in-depth understanding of the changing requirements of learning institutions today. Connectivity, collaboration, co-creation, innovation and sociality are at the basis of UNStudio’s design thinking on New Campuses. 
MORE >>
PRESS
MEDITERRANEAN SEA CLUB / INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN STUDENTS COMPETITION
The objective of the Mediterranean Sea Club (MESC) Ibiza competition for students of architecture and young architects is to produce a new leisure model on the fragile and unique coast of this Mediterranean island. The idea is for the MESC to become an alternative to the tourism currently offered by the island, and making it possible to rethink how to occupy the Mediterranean coast.
Its location half way between the coastal line and the ocean-surface, will provide different opportunities for relaxation and leisure activities that will little by little become another attraction for visitors to the island.
MORE >>
EVENTS
CENTRE POMPIDOU / NEW PRESENTATION OF THE MODERN COLLECTIONS 1905-1965
Starting on 27 May 2015, the Centre Pompidou is exhibiting a new presentation of its modern collection from 1905 to 1965, with a circuit featuring major milestones in the collection together with exhibition-dossiers (renewed every six months). The first stage in a major refurbishment project, this presentation now invites visitors to enter the museum via level 5 of the building,
and explore the history of art from the modern to the contemporary periodes.
MORE >>
THEORY
DISCOVERING THE SPIRIT OF CHINA / LECTURE BY MYRSINI ALEXANDRIDI & MICHALIS TAKOPOULOS [PART 01]
The reason behind this lecture was our trip to China in December 2012. In that trip, we came in contact with a different culture and we had a first-hand look into the radical changes that are taking place in this distant country. The example of China, the country that would sacrifice anything in the name of modernization, seemed to be the perfect example for us to reflect on with the terms of regionalism, modern architecture and reference to tradition. That reflection is the main idea in our research project.
MORE >>
INTERVIEWS
THE DIRECTOR OF 56th VENICE ART BIENNALE, OKWUI ENWEZOR, ABOUT TRADITIONAL DESIGN VOCABULARY AND ITS ROLE IN CONTEMPORARY AFRICA
Nigerian-born curator Okwui Enwezor is the consulting curator of »Making Africa – A Continent of Contemporary Design«. He is the director of Munich’s Haus der Kunst and the director of the 56th International Venice Art Biennale in 2015. Throughout his career, Enwezor has focused on art and design of the 20th and 21st century from all over the globe. He also studies theories of diaspora and migration, post-colonial modernism and the architecture and urbanism of post-colonial African cities.
MORE >>
STUDENT WORKS
PREPESINTHOS: GIVING PROMINENCE TO THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE OF DESPOTIKO / PARASKEVI KAROUNTZOU & AGGELIKI SIDERI
The site is created the moment that man interferes in nature. For the man, nature is an unknown surrounding he is trying to annex. As soon as man annexes nature, he is led to its inhabitance. Every site has a unique combination of characteristics, which give the site a special identity. We looked for a site where historical memory and natural landscape coexist.
MORE >>
PHOTOGRAPHY
"MATERIALITY'', PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION / STUDENTS OF AKTO SCHOOL OF ART & DESIGN
Etymologically, the term Architecture is the combination of two Greek words: "archi" (principle) and "techni" -> "tektoniki" (construction/creation). For photographers it is yet another opportunity to record the play between light and shade, as they form shapes, shadows, reflections; images beyond the strict boundaries of the conceivable and the actual. For us, construction and decorative materials in an environment cannot be bound by creative rules and limitations.
MORE >>
PHOTOGRAPHY
EXPO MILAN 2015 / A PHOTO ESSAY BY PYGMALION KARATZAS [PART 02]
Pygmalion Karatzas, photographer and architect, visited the EXPO 2015 in Milan and returned with an extensive photo essay of all the exhibit parts he saw there. This is the second part of the publication, while the first can be found, including photos and text, here.
  
Text by Pygmalion Karatzas 
 
This is the 2nd part of the feature on the EXPO 2015 Milan that opened May 1st and will run till October 31st; a World Exposition regarded as the Olympics in the areas of culture, technology, and exchange between countries and institutions. With the theme ‘Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life’ the Milan EXPO focuses on sustainable agriculture.  
MORE >>
PRESS
OPEN CALL / PROJECT SUBMISSION
If you are an Architect, Designer (Industrial, Interior, Fashion, Graphic), artist, institute, gallery or event organizer and would like to publish your projects, reports or  announcements (press releases, news and competitions) on  ARCHISEARCH, please send us a selection of photographs, drawings, sketches, diagrams to submitarticle@archisearch.gr.
 
MORE >>
ARCHITECTURE
A HOTEL NEGOTIATION MACHINE BY EMILY KOUSTAE / HUMAN TERRITORIES OF CONFLICTS
The research focuses on the 2008 conflict in Beirut, where after a long political instability, the country was heading towards a civil war. The conflict was solved when the Emir of Qatar invited all Lebanese political parties to the Sheraton Hotel in Doha to seek an agreement in order to end the ongoing political crisis.
MORE >>
EVENTS
MAKING AFRICA / A CONTINENT OF CONTEMPORARY DESIGN / VITRA DESIGN MUSEUM
From March 2015, a major exhibition by the Vitra Design Museum sheds new light on contemporary African design. Showcasing the work of over 120 artists and designers, »Making Africa – A Continent of Contemporary Design« illustrates how design accompanies and fuels economic and political changes on the continent. Africa is presented as a hub of experimentation generating new approaches and solutions of worldwide relevance – and as a driving force for a new discussion of the potential of design in the twenty-first century. 
MORE >>
INTERIORS
KLAB ARCHITECTURE DESIGNS THE NEW OFFICES OF ERNST&YOUNG
The new offices of EY (former Ernst&Young) in Athens were designed in an existing office building on Chimarras St. in Maroussi. The building, a total of 6500m2 constructed on 6 levels in 2007, had to be adapted to the needs of the company through a more sustainable design.
MORE >>
PHOTOGRAPHY
EXPO MILAN 2015 / A PHOTO ESSAY BY PYGMALION KARATZAS [PART 01]
Pygmalion Karatzas, photographer and architect, visited the EXPO 2015 in Milan and returned with an extensive photo essay of all the exhibit parts he saw there, which will be published in two seperate posts.
 
Text by Pygmalion Karatzas 
 
On the 1st of May the EXPO 2015 in Milan opened its gates to visitors after the seven-year period of planning and construction and will run till October 31st. A World Exposition regarded as the Olympics in the areas of culture, technology, and exchange between countries and institutions, with an on-going history of 160 years. With the theme ‘Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life’ the Milan EXPO focuses on sustainable agriculture.   
 
MORE >>
PRESS
INSTEAD / DEPARTMENT OF ARCHITECTURE, UNIVERSITY OF THESSALY / CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
The Department of Architecture, University of Thessaly invites all interested students to submit their applications for the postgraduate program INSTEAD (parapoesis) for the academic year 2015-16, leading to a Master’s Degree in Architectural Design.
 
------------------------------------
 
Το πρόγραμμα αντιμετωπίζει την πόλη σε όλες τις κλίμακες που αφορούν το αστικό περιβάλλον: σχέδιο για τον ιστό, για το οικοδομικό τετράγωνο, για την κτιριακή μονάδα και για το έπιπλο. Παρέχονται εργαστήρια με θεματικές που διατρέχουν όλες τις κλίμακες αυτές. Για την απόκτηση του διπλώματος απαιτείται η παρακολούθηση και επιτυχής εξέταση σε τέσσερα (4) μαθήματα, έξι (6) εργαστήρια και τέσσερα (4) σεμινάρια, κατανεμημένα σε δύο εξάμηνα και, στη συνέχεια, η εκπόνηση και η επιτυχής εξέταση της μεταπτυχιακής διπλωματικής εργασίας. Οι σπουδές ολοκληρώνονται σε τρία εξάμηνα πλήρους φοίτησης. Διαβάστε εδώ για το ερευνητικό θέμα του προγράμματος 2015-16.
 
 
 
MORE >>
ARCHITECTURE
KAAN ARCHITECTEN WITH PRANLAS-DESCOURS ARCHITECTS & ASSOCIATES WILL CONSTRUCT THE CHAMBRE DE METIERS ET DE L'ARTISANT IN LILLE
KAAN Architecten, together with PRANLAS-DESCOURS Architect & Associates, officially announces the start of construction of the Chambre de Métiers et de l’Artisanat (CMA) in Lille, the winning project of an international competition held in 2007.
MORE >>
ARCHITECTURE
MIES VAN DER ROHE AWARD 2015 / EMERGING ARCHITECT SPECIAL MENTION / CASA LUZ / VIDEO
Watch this wonderful video where the architect of Casa Luz talks about his project along with its owner, Luz Almeida. Casa Luz has been awarded with the special mention of Mies van der Rohe Award 2015, ''Emerging Architect''. 
MORE >>
ARCHITECTURE
5 HOUSES AT PARNASSOS MOUNTAIN / ROULA KOTSILATI & VANGELIS HATZIS
Parnassus Mountain is a wild landscape with steep peaks, hidden valleys and sweeping vistas, which hosts the largest Ski Center in Greece. The five vacation houses are located near a natural rocky stream, amongst fir and chestnut trees. 
MORE >>
ARCHITECTURE
SCORPIOS / K-STUDIO / ANNABELL KUTUCU / MICHAEL SCHICKINGER
Scorpios is an holistic place. It has been developed by a cross disciplinary design team led by Michael Schickinger of Lambs and Lions as the visionaire and creative director of the project. 
MORE >>
INTERIORS
TUMAMIGUI / NENDO / 2015.04 / THE NEW SUSHIRO RESTAURANT
A total redesign of the conveyor-belt sushi restaurant ‘Sushiro’ – including a new name, logo, graphics, cutlery, uniforms and interior – on the occasion of its move to a format more suitable to urban locations. In order to create a more comfortable environment for solo female diners, a new system has been introduced that allows orders to be customised using a tablet device. The customer can choose from a wide range of options, including the amount of rice and wasabi, the size of seafood pieces, and other toppings and sauces to suit their preferences. 
MORE >>
CITY ISSUES
KOSTAS POULOPOULOS / COPENHAGEN, A CITY FOR CHILDREN / DESIGN LAB SHOW 2015 ATHENS
Kostas Poulopoulos, senior architect at BIG in this presentation, refers to how Copenhagen is dealing with its overall design according to children's needs.  
 
Children are the most vulnerable users of the city. At the same time, they are the most important users, because they represent the future of a city. We, the people,  fundamentally design in order to protect ourselves from unpleasant situations and foremost to fulfill our objectives, which are desired situations.
MORE >>
ARCHITECTURE
THE LEARN'D / A SHORT FILM ABOUT THE POETRY OF LIGHT AND SPACE
In an empty building, a temple of knowledge, movement is detected. Two people in their youth, desperate for meaning, are looking for human contact in a world of facts and figures. The beautiful words of “When I heard the learn’d astronomer”, Walt Whitman’s poem, accompany the stunning imaginary and convey the need to explore reality rather than science, to be human first, and a learn'd after. The same values are embodied by the architecture of the Education Center.
MORE >>
BOOKS
VILLAS 2015
The most interesting examples of large-scale houses by renowned architectural practices around the world are presented in the international bookazine “Villas”.
MORE >>
EVENTS
ENDLESS HOUSE: INTERSECTIONS OF ART & ARCHITECTURE
Endless House considers the single-family home and archetypes of dwelling as a theme for the creative endeavors of architects and artists. Through drawings, photographs, video, installations, and architectural models drawn from MoMA’s collection, the exhibition highlights how artists have used the house as a means to explore universal topics, and how architects have tackled the design of residences to expand their discipline in new ways.
MORE >>
ARCHITECTURE
MIES VAN DER ROHE AWARD 2015 / EMERGING ARCHITECT SPECIAL MENTION / CASA LUZ
This is a village house between party walls with a long and narrow plan shape, open at the back to a yard. In time, the abandonment led to a dilapidated house. We emptied all the interior and arranged a new house around a central courtyard.
MORE >>
FEATURED ARCHITECT
HIBOUX ARCHITECTURE
Ηiboux are a team of young architects who have been working together since 2005. Through their parallel explorations of spatial concepts drawn from other disciplines (such as the humanities, fine arts, performing arts, and spatial theory), they seek to broaden the practice of architecture. Their approach to each project is sharpened by the incorporation of elements from their interdisciplinary research.
MORE >>
ART
CAMILLE NORMNET EXPLAINS HER PROJECT, RAPTURE, AT THE NORDIC PAVILION OF VENICE BIENNALE 2015
Normnet, inspired by a quote according to which music lives in the span between poetry and catastrophe, attempts to produce a space full of this in-between tension, where people would walk through and feel this sense of trauma or fragmentation by using a glass glassarmonica (actually invented by Benjamin Franklin) that emits a sound very similar to the backbone of digital music.
MORE >>
EVENTS
DIGITAL DOXIADIS / PARAMETRIC THINKING FOR HUMAN SETTLEMENTS WORKSHOP
DIGITAL DOXIADIS: Parametric thinking for Human Settlements, is an innovative architectural workshop concept which aims to bring Doxiadis's challenging approach on the study and development of human settlements in the context of contemporary tools and techniques, such as rhino/grasshopper and parametric design in general.
MORE >>
ARCHITECTURE
MIES VAN DER ROHE AWARD 2015 / THE WINNER / PHILARMONIC HALL OF SZCZECIN
The new Philharmonic Hall of Szczecin is located on the historical site of the "Konzerthaus" and recomposes an urban corner in a neighborhood near to the historic city.
MORE >>
ARCHITECTURE
GOLDEN MEDE HOUSING WADDESDON / C.F. MØLLER ARCHITECTS
C.F. Møller Architects have recently submitted planning for two residential developments in Waddesdon, Buckinghamshire for the Rothschild Foundation. Responding to an ambitious brief, the project creates an organic extension to the village that offers a variety of high-quality sustainable homes.
MORE >>
EVENTS
GIANY MEETS GreeceGSD, 17 APRIL 2015, HARVARD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF DESIGN
The Greek Institute of Architects in New York [GIANY] was invited to a discussion by GreeceGSD to present its actions and projects.
The presentation and discussion was held at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, Cambridge MA, and was attended by members of the GSD community, as well as Patras School of Architecture students on an educational trip visiting from Greece.
MORE >>
ARCHITECTURE
ZAHA HADID ARCHITECTS' FIRST PROJECT IN MEXICO, ESFERA CITY CENTER
Monterrey, Mexico's third-largest city is about to host the first project of Zaha Hadid Architects in the country. Esfera City Center will be developed in order to provide homes for the growing working population of the area and will be consisted of 981 units. Initially the project client required a tower complex, which was obviously rejected in favor of these elongated blocks.
MORE >>
PHOTOGRAPHY
J. PAUL GETTY MUSEUM & THE LACMA PRESENT MAJOR ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE RETROSPECTIVE
The J. Paul Getty Museum and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) announced a major joint retrospective exhibition of the work of artist Robert Mapplethorpe, opening at both venues in March 2016. Following its Los Angeles debut, Robert Mapplethorpe will go on an international tour, traveling to the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts in Montreal, Canada (8/29/16-1/22/17), the Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, and another international venue. The Getty and LACMA will be the exhibition’s sole U.S. venue.
MORE >>
THEORY
ESW [έσω] CONFERENCE 2015 / DIMITRIS KOLIADIMAS
The dialogue developed during the branding design process gives priority to human values. This presentation explores the basic design principles followed and implemented by the speaker. The design core that he supports and represents forms an interactive relationship with the space in which it grows.
 
MORE >>
THEORY
ESW [έσω] CONFERENCE 2015 / RENA SAKELLARIDOU / SPARCH ARCHITECTS
New Building for the Athens Academy_Behind the Scenes
 
Rena Sakellaridou of SPARCH Architects will present the new building of the Academy, in Sina Street, Athens. She will attempt a ''behind the scenes'' approach, talking about what a complex building means, while she analyzes the specificities of  architecture in Greece and sharing her thoughts on design and creativity.
MORE >>
THEORY
ESW [έσω] CONFERENCE 2015 / YIORGIS YEROLYMPOS
The narrative of the building: architecture and photography
 
Landscape photography offers us three qualities: geography, autobiography and metaphor. What the traditional landscape photographer is trying to achieve, is to show a picture of the past, present and future together.
MORE >>
THEORY
ESW [έσω] CONFERENCE 2015 / MARIANTHI TATARI / UN STUDIO
Today, there are many complex restrictions on architecture, which go hand in hand with technology, economy, ecology and politics. In UNStudio, by redefining a compositorial set of ingredients, we discipline these complex questions in a more radical manner. 
MORE >>















ELETHEROUDAKIS