27 FEB 2015 | 0 comments
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27 FEB 2015 | 0 comments
The Micro Cluster Cabins are located in at the mouth of the Oslo fjord in the region of Vestfold in Norway. A cluster of pitched-roof volumes sit at the edge of an idyllic meadow in a large clearing. The surrounding woods and a characteristic hill of naked rocks define the site, just a short walk from the sea.
26 FEB 2015 | 0 comments
I have to admit this. I am not used to have in front of me a person so ''cool'', yet so successful. I met Claus in ''New Hotel'', in Syntagma square, one of the top hotels in Greece, and member of his famous Hotel Chain, called ''Design Hotels'', as he was the guest of honour in "The Three Directions of a Successful Hotel Renovation - Design / F&B / Digital" Hotel Show 2015 Conference in Athens, an event curated by Vassilios Bartzokas from archisearch.gr
. In my mind I had many questions coming up, but for sure it would take me a lifetime to have them all answered...
26 FEB 2015 | 0 comments
The way of perceiving and experiencing the place and space is subjective. Everyone therefore having different stimuli, desires, needs, ways of living and working in a public urban landscape - place - space, forming a personal route leaving his own mark.
The start point was the love for the water element and the goal through the architectural composition was to connect the solid with the fluid element that will result in one or more alternating experiences and perspectives.
25 FEB 2015 | 0 comments
The fourth ΕΣΩ Conference on architecture and design was hosted once again at the Onassis Cultural Centre, presented by the architect and editor in chief at Archisearch.gr, Stavros Martinos, and succeeded, in the presence of more than 800 spectators, in touching topics spanning various design fields [architecture, object design, typography, etc.], which was achieved thanks to the osmosis of interesting guest speakers and the sincerely active audience participation.
24 FEB 2015 | 0 comments
As part of the exhibition 100% Hotel Show, which took place at MEC Peania on 7-9 February with great success, the prizes 100% Hotel Design Awards have been announced. The competition, which was co-organized for the very first time by DEMAND SA and e-magazine ARCHISEARCH.GR, aspires to be recognized as an institution in the field of tourism in Greece. The competition involved 27 design firms with 31 projects.
23 FEB 2015 | 0 comments
Halbacht in German means ”half of eight“ which is ”thirty to eight“ (7:30 am/pm).
In the morning you're on your way to work. The city reflects in the window, blends into your surrounding – thirty to eight you're at the office. Twelve hours later you open the door to your apartment. Coming home, cooking dinner, a good read… You let your eyes wander, out into the evening – thirty to eight you're at home. These are the stories that are told at thirty to eight.
22 FEB 2015 | 0 comments
I photographed the new building of Campus Kolding by Henning Larsen Architects during a holiday in the Danish academic year. Since I was mostly interested in capturing the formal aspect of the design, that was beneficial. It allowed for unique perspectives that would be difficult to discover otherwise;
21 FEB 2015 | 0 comments
Hidden in the magical Northern Vosges Natural Park, the Site Verrier de Meisenthal is an active cultural center situated on the premises of a former glass factory. The site is organized around three entities:
A glass museum - a living memory tracing the history of glass at the site; the CIAV - an international glass art center where traditional craftsmanship meets contemporary practices; and the Cadhame - a multidisciplinary cultural space hosting art installations, happenings and concerts.
20 FEB 2015 | 0 comments
During the Christmas Holidays, OKAPI narrates a fantasy tale, the “Xmas Golden Riding Hood”, at Vezene restaurant in Athens. “In the woods, a creature, wearing its magic hood, is transfigured into a spirit, experiencing the atmosphere of a mysterious scenery”.
The space turns into a glowing scene studded with nature’s trails in motion, revealing the circle of life. Leaves, blown by the winter air, horns, fireflies and scattered butterflies, dipped into the gold, reflecting the existing diffused orange lighting.
20 FEB 2015 | 0 comments
The Medical Studies Centre in the academic section of Erasmus MC in Rotterdam is a beneficent sea of space and light under a high ceiling with lots of glass. This used to be ‘level 2’, a paved exterior courtyard intended by the original designers to guide the user on an attractive route through the complex. The connecting space never really worked. It has now been converted into a much used atrium that connects various new educational spaces.
19 FEB 2015 | 0 comments
The project critically re-examines the linear narrative of a museum collection proposing instead a new hyper textual way of viewing the archive based upon the concept of WANDERING. Going back to the archetype of the "Cabinet of Curiosities" (Wunderkammer1) it reaches for a new type of subject (the STROLLER) who re-interprets the semiotic language produced by the collection, through the process of freely wandering inside the architectural space.
18 FEB 2015 | 0 comments
The Cocoon is a building complex for the accommodation of infants and toddlers aged up to 3 years, where they are engaged creatively and develop their skills under the supervision of qualified baby nurses and trained staff. It is located in Navarino Dunes, the first area of Costa Navarino, in Messinia, Greece. The two buildings expand in a total area of 1000 sq. m.
17 FEB 2015 | 0 comments
The Greek Institute of Architects in New York [GIANY] organizes the architectural exhibition GRE►NYC, under the auspices of the Consulate General of Greece in New York, with the generous support of Alpha Bank. The exhibition is hosted in the events hall of the Consulate between 5-20 February, 2015.
16 FEB 2015 | 0 comments
After last's year massive success in the 3rd ESO Conference, the most important annual meeting pertaining to architecture and design, which took place in Onassis Cultural Center, this year the expectations are even greater. In 2015, ESO Conference is framed by multiple events that connect it with the city, expanding the platform of debate, through active participation.
16 FEB 2015 | 0 comments
Architecture never happens in the clinical conditions of a lab. It is always responding to a series of existing conditions – the context, the culture, the landscape, the climate. Our climate is the one thing we can’t escape – the one condition we always have to respond to. HOT TO COLD: an odyssey of architectural adaptation is conceived as a colorful exploration of how architecture evolves in response to its context and climate and as an artistic contemplation of how life in return reacts to the framework created by the architecture.
29 JAN 2015 | 0 comments
In 1992, the sculptor Anish Kapoor addressed with his sculpture ” when I am pregnant ” the geometric relationship between a plain white wall and a double curved form. The iconic piece of art has been inspiring architects ever since, introducing the capability for a typical wall to seamlessly evolve to a more elaborate shape, while familiarizing the public with the aesthetics of such a transition.
05 JUN 2014 | 0 comments
Video from Esw conference of Beetroot Design Group about Environmental Graphics. Esw [eso] Conference is one of the largest Conferences in Europe about Architeture & Design organized annually by ARCHISEARCH.gr & DESIGNMAG.gr
11 JUN 2014 | 0 comments
Video of Thomas Doxiadis talk at ESW Conference for Interior Design and Architecture, on February the 11th 2014. Τhe title of his speech is Post Asphalt. The outdoor space of the Greek city is an asset and by reexamining it we can change the city. Through the lens of ecology and landscape doxiadis+
are presenting proposals and realized projects. The project 5-15-50 is based on the principles of landscape ecology and thus reconfigures the road network of the city. For Salaminos Street, which belongs to a shady yet beautiful neighborhood, they envision a street bridging the past and the future. A park was developed within a week of design and a week of construction at the Dimosio Sima. They also collaborate with students in Thessaloniki to make a parking lot in Toumpa blossom.
22 MAY 2014 | 0 comments
VIDEO of Minas Kosmidis presentation at the Onassis Cultural Centre during ESW Conference
«… an architect is called to enact the role of a director in a play where the script is written by the heroes-clients, and which takes place in a particular space and time scene».
Studio Minas Kosmidis [Architecture In Concept], establishes his first architectural studio in the town of Komotini in 1993, and his second in the town of Thessaloniki in 1998, with operations around Greece. The studio undertakes private projects, both housing and professional, with a specialization in Hotels, Shops, and mainly in the area of dining and entertainment establishments. Architect Minas Kosmidis graduated from the School of Architecture of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 1988 and in 1991 he completed his postgraduate studies in “Industrial Design” with a state scholarship from “EOMMEX”, at the École d’ Architecture de Paris-Conflans in the department of “Étude et Creation de Mobilier” in Paris, France. Using the abstraction, the neatness of lines, the clarity, the transparency, the symmetry, the flow, the balance of volumes, the elements of nature and the light as tools, he is inspired to create unique projects, which combine full functionality and unique aesthetics.