STUDENT WORKS
FLOW / FIRST PRIZE PRIX W / FONDATION WILMOTTE / KONSTANTINOS PAPASIMAKIS & IASON STATHATOS
Flow was awarded with the first prize of the Prix W competition 2014 by the Wilmotte Foundation. The principal purposes of the Wilmotte Foundation is to support and accompany young architects in the first stages of their careers and to encourage the exploration of heritage and its relation to the architectural creation. The exhibition of the winning projects that took place in the gallery of the foundation in Cannaregio, Venise was one of the events that consisted the French Participation in this year's 14th Venice Biennale of Architecture.
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FEATURED ARCHITECT
MAKRIDIS ARCHITECTS
P.Makridis + Associates S.A. - Architects (PM+A) is a firm that provides comprehensive services in urban planning, architecture and interior design. Experienced architects, engineers, planners and consultants offer extensive services in all fields of practice.
PM+A thrives on problem solving with design decisions driven by the right combination of quality, innovation, economy and efficiency. As a full-service consulting and engineering firm, we deliver exceptional client service, quality results and enduring value across the entire project life cycle. ΡΜ+Α insists on design excellence, principal commitment, and outstanding services to clients. PM+A aim is to produce solutions that guarantee a comprehensive approach to the users’ needs, functional and technical requirements, energy efficiency and aesthetics. High quality, inspiration, and sustainability are the main guidelines of the firm, while the use of cutting edge technology constantly upgrades the services to our clients. Innovation is part of the creative approach to the uniqueness of each project, bringing together the client’s objectives and the influences of the particular site.

The firm was founded by Petros Makridis, MArch in 1978, in Greece. The headquarters are in Thessaloniki, at 49 Antheon (Papandreou) St., 546 46. In 2007 Petros Makridis, MArch, Eleanna Makridou, MSc, MA and Thodoris Makridis, MSAUD, created the company P.Makridis + Associates S.A., with the distinctive title ΡΜ+Α.

The office organizational structure is developed in a way that ensures fulfillment of the highest technical and aesthetic standards throughout the design and completion of projects.
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EVENTS
OPEN HOUSE THESSALONIKI / NOV. 14-16

Open House is an international architectural initiative, founded in 1992. It takes place annually in more than 26 cities around the world, including Thessaloniki and Athens since 2012. Its objective is to promote public awareness and appreciation of the city’s building design and architecture by organizing free tours in public and private spaces with architectural interest. It is an event that addresses the contemporary concerns regarding urban space, with architecture at its core.

Thessaloniki is hosting Open House for the third year, highlighting the architectural wealth of the city. Historical, contemporary, private and public buildings will open their doors for free tours during the event. We invite you to discover the small and large architectural gems of Thessaloniki and rediscover the city and its architecture!  

 
For further info, shedule and updates, please check Open House Thessaloniki.
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INTERIORS
DPOINT HOTEL VILLAGE @ HOTELIA
DPOINT HOTEL VILLAGE is an original and different “village” where furniture & decoration products as well as equipment for hotels will be showed. The organization constitutes the outcome of the successful cooperation of HELEXPO and the international platform INTERIORS FROM GREECE. During HOTELIA which is held together with PHILOXENIA at Thessaloniki International Exhibition & Conference Center in November 13-16, all bodies of the specific sector will have the chance to have a look at trends, products, concepts and also to exchange useful ideas and information that will make their professional activity really productive.
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DESIGN
GLOP / SOFT CONTAINER COLLECTION BY BERTA JULIA SALA
Glop is a collection of five containers that offer lots of different functions due to their softness. The user is able to change their shapes with simple gestures, so the use is also modified. The aim of the project was to discover new uses of daily objects only by modifying their purest features, and Glop was born.
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DESIGN
DRIP-BY-TWEET INSTALLATION / LAUS AUDIENCE AWARD BY DOMESTIC DATA STREAMERS
Creativity, innovation and ideas are of a fluid matter, adaptable and flexible upon change, like a good friend once said ”Water can crash or it can flow” something similar works with creativity. It is for this reason that for this 2014 Laus awards edition we want to convert each of the public’s vote in a drop of prize.
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DESIGN
'WALK THE LINE' POOL STUDIO EXHIBITION IN BELGIUM
"As sure as night is dark and day is light", shadows become volumes and strokes become planes." Walk the line exhibition presenting their work around metal from Pool Studio at the Biennale Interieur 2014 - Kortrijk Belgium. Exhibition with the supports of ATELIER François Pouenat & Gallery S.Bensimon, Paris.
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ART
WASSERSCHEIDE(DESIREALLPUTTOGETHER) BY MARKUS LINNENBRINK AT THE NURENBERG KUNSTHALLE GERMANY
Markus Linnenbrink Wasserscheide (desireallputtogether) at the Nurenberg Kunsthalle in Germany. Acrylic, pigments and epoxy resin on walls floors and ceilings have been used for this colorful and space envolving installation. Markus Linnenbrink was born in 1961 in Dortmund, Germany and took his education on Fine arts at the Berlin Fine Arts Academy. Now he works and lives in Brooklyn, New York. His work has been featured in San Francisco, Berlin, Seoul, New York, Kassel and other cities around the globe.
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EVENTS
HIGHEST AWARD -BEST OF BEST- FOR THE QUINGDAO GRAND THEATRE AND WINNER FOR THE BERLIN STATE BALLET SCHOOL AT THE ICONIC AWARDS2014
Highest award – Best of Best – for the Qingdao Grand Theatre and Winner for the Berlin State Ballet School at the Iconic Awards 2014. At the awards ceremony of the Iconic Awards 2014 in Munich, the Qingdao Grand Theatre and the Berlin State Ballet School were awarded Best of Best and Winner respectively in the Architecture category.
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EVENTS
STILL & SPARKLING BY NENDO FOR LASVIT JP/CZ AT THE BELGRADO DESIGN WEEK 2014
Japanese design studio Nendo’s “Still and Sparkling” exhibition was composed of five concepts: press lamps, inhale lamp, innerblow and overflow tables, x-ray vase and growing vases, recognized for the duality evident in the research and experimental design approach, whereby principal designer Oki Sato mixed lightness and minimalism to form each work. the resulting collection of delicate pieces rejects traditional glassblowing techniques, embracing instead the irregularities typically considered defects within the craft, an expression of Nendo’s personal investigation into the material and its production representing new and unusual methods in hand-blown glass. 
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ART
RÉVÉLATEUR BY MICKAËL WIESENGRÜN IN COLLABORATION WITH SISSEL TOLAAS
In collaboration with scent provocateur Sissel Tolaas, Mickaël Wiesengrün uncovers the past smell of the Witte Dame building in Eindhoven. Former home to the 1930's Philips light bulb factory, it houses today the Design Academy Eindhoven, where the graduation show visitors are able to smell tones of sweat, metal and grease, samples of the industrial past smell. This fragile excavation of the past will enrich the visitors and their moments spent in the Academy, adding a valuable layer of information to their present awareness.
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EVENTS
OPENING 'PROCESS'. AN EXHIBITION OF VISIONARY ARCHITECTURE AND GENERATIVE DESIGN / SOHO FUXING PLAZA, SHANGHAI, CHINA
PROCESS explores the evolving nature of the contemporary design methodologies and their various conceptual and material connotations. The exhibition brings together for the first time a range of architects and designers pushing the boundaries of their fields using the revolutionary possibilities offered by creative coding, digital simulations of natural phenomena or various other iterative techniques.
 
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DESIGN
OUT OF THE BOX – DESIGN MADE IN ISRAEL BY DESIGN MUSEUM HOLON IL AT THE BELGRADE DESIGN WEEK
The exhibition describes through common objects, the way in which Israeli designers cope with the passion to create in the face of the necessity to exist. Survival, as is commonly stated, is the mother of all inventions. It seems that in the fields of design, the artists are required to do even more. They are required to think out of the box, to develop a unique point of view, a fresh and unexpected way to observe problems, as well as construct solutions. 
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ARCHITECTURE
THE CHAPEL OF ST. ALBERT THE GREAT IN EDINBURGH BY ARCHITECTS SIMPSON & BROWN PHOTOGRAPHED BY PYGMALION KARATZAS
St Albert’s Catholic Chaplaincy serves the students and staff of the University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh Napier University and Queen Margaret University. It is situated in the Old Twon at 23-24 George Square. The new chapel is placed in the garden of one of the townhouses, replacing the old chapel which was located on the upper floor of the adjoining houses in order to provide ground floor and disabled access from Middle Meadow Walk. The material and building form were chosen to achieve a peaceful space and to connect it to its natural setting. 
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ARCHITECTURE
[ALGORITHM] THE ARCHITECT AND COMPUTER COOPERATIVE PROCESS / THESIS PROJECT BY ANDREAS Y. KYRIAKOU
As society understands that the world is structured fundamentally on complex phenomena, the architects are called to implement more effectively in design and fabrication of systems, models of complexity found in nature and mathematics. Architects need to be equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills to be able to explore both the physical world and the digital data environment that evolve with immense accelerating rate. The current research work studies the convergence point between the architecture of the conventional computation and the computational architecture, focusing on the cooperative relation between the architect and the digital medium, the computer.
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INTERIORS
CRAFT 360º DESIGN - GRAPHIC, INTERIOR AND FURNITURE - BY POOL STUDIO
POOL realized the graphic identity, interior design and most of the furniture of Craft. This is the first 360-degree project for the studio founded in 2010. Dominated by the contrast of black and white, their project graphically highlights the architectural lines and plays on alternating floors to signify the various spaces, without hurting the depth of vision.
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THEORY
VIDEO / THOMAS DOXIADIS / ESW [eso ] CONFERENCE / POST ASPHALT
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.
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THEORY
VIDEO / MINAS KOSMIDIS TALK AT ESW CONFERENCE, FEBRUARY 11 2014, AT ONASSIS CULTURAL CENTRE
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.
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THEORY
VIDEO / STEPHAN BUERGER AND DEMETRA KATSOTA TALK AT ESW CONFERENCE, AT ONASSIS CULTURAL CENTRE
Stephan Buerger and Demetra Katsota established buerger katsota architects in 2005 with offices in Ath- ens and Vienna. The practice is currently involved in a wide range of international projects, as well as aca- demic research on architecture. buerger katsota archi- tects’ work has been awarded prizes in several archi- tectural competitions, widely published in reviews and publications and exhibited internationally. ‘House A+B’ was shortlisted for the 2013 Mies van den Rohe Award European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture. ‘Patras Student Studios’ has been awarded by the Hellenic Institute of Architecture in the ‘public and common use’ category [2012 Awards], while ‘Villa S’ in Vienna - AT was awarded by the Union of Greek Archi- tects in the ‘architecture beyond borders’ category [2011]. In 2012, the practice participated in the 13th Architecture Biennale of Venice with the project ‘PXATHENS’.
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THEORY
VIDEO / ESW [eso ] CONFERENCE / BEETROOT DESIGN GROUP / ENVIRONMENTAL GRAPHICS
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
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