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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.
 
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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.
 
 
 
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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.
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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''. 
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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. 
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ARCHITECTURE
SCORPIOS / K-STUDIO / ANNABELL KUTUCU / MICHAEL SCHICKINGER
In Ancient Greece there was the agora, the literal meaning being “a gathering space”. The agora was the meeting point for the athletic, artistic, spiritual and political. The Community. Scorpios is a re-imagining of this notion: Taking the ancient ritual of gathering for shared synergies and the freeflowing exchange of ideas and energy.
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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. 
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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.
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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.
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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”.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
 
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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.
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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.
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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. 
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