CITY ISSUES
NON-SPACE: THE COLLAPSE OF THE CITY AS A COMMODITY (ENG)
The short documentary ''Non-space: The Death of the City as Commodity'', presents some of the destructive results caused by construction-oriented economy. Despite the fact that this strategy benefits plenty of countries, whose wealth and employment is strongly connected with buildings and infrastructure, other countries suffer in multiple levels and this has to be taken into serious consideration in the future.
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THEORY
ESW [έσω] CONFERENCE 2015 / STAVROS PAPAGIANNIS & GEORGE KYRIAZIS / STAGE DESIGN OFFICE
Stavros Papayannis and George Kyriazis of Stage Design Office presented cherished and valuable collaborations among them in an enjoyable retrospective of their work interspersed with the eloquence and talent of an art group devoted entirely to the cause of design.
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EVENTS
CREATIVE LIGHTING / FREE WORKSHOP WITH MAXWELL
Creative Lighting presents a new photographic approach for making beautiful images, according to your desired artistic look, with the use of Maxwell Render. The Multilight feature introduces the possibility of controlling the colour and intensity during and after the rendering process, giving the freedom to imagine new dimensions of spaces.
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ARCHITECTURE
ARCHAELOGICAL THEMATIC MUSEUM OF PIRAEUS / PAVLOS CHATZIANGELIDES / 314 ARCHITECTURE STUDIO
Our survey  identified a point at the program that negates the study for unifying the Archaeological Area with the Museum: Kanari str. cuts the effective communication of the site with the new museum. By degrading it , we achieve the absolute and consistent unification of the two sites, and their programs. The triangular shape of the proposed new building for the offices and the warehouses with the new position - at remote from the boundary of the rear neighborhood improves the natural lighting and ventilation, while at the same time enables the view to the sea. 
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THEORY
ESW [έσω] CONFERENCE 2015 / PRODROMOS NIKIFORIDIS & BERNARD CUOMO
From country to country, from one city to another, travelling, meetings, Toulouse, common routes, stopping in Paris, throwing the anchor in Thessaloniki. From the first winnnig of the Europan competition in 1991, until the completion of the redevelopment of Thessaloniki New Beach in 2013, we focus on human beings, history and landscape. The landscape or the genius loci, the landscape and the interaction with the built environment, the porous border between the natural and the artificial, in public and in private.
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DESIGN
DE CORRESPONDENT / MOMKAI
De Correspondent is an online journalism platform that enables members to contribute to content, and one that reports on stories that would otherwise slip under the radar of mainstream media; because they do not conform to what is normally understood to be ‘news.’ We launched on September 2013, after raising a total of 1.7 million dollars, a world record in journalism crowd funding. This news platform now has more than 32.000 paying members.
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ARCHITECTURE
RESIDENCE IN SYROS I / BLOCK 722
Situated in the island of Syros, this summer house hosts a couple and their guests. The design process was defined by the clients’ desire to maximize the view of the Plagia bay. The main intention was to unify the various spaces of the house under one roof facing the Aegean, without creating a massive volume, thus resulting in a deconstructed rectangle with massive openings from all sides.  
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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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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 / KONSTANTINOS LABRINOPOULOS BY KLAB ARCHITECTURE
Orientations / Konstantinos Labrinopoulos, co-founder of KLAB Architecture
 
The adventure of recognition and reinterpretation of the elements of Greek and traditional architecture into a new design vocabulary.
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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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FEATURED ARCHITECT
40.22 ARCHITECTS
40.22.Architects is an architectural studio based in Thessaloniki, Greece [40°37′54″n/22°56′53″e] founded by Anastasia Papadopoulou and Vanessa Tsakalidou in 2009. ‘40.22.’ is an intentional indicator for ‘coordinated architecture’, which refers to the unique definition of a place in space (geographical and mathematical), as well as the coordinating process of an architectural narration, a story to be told. 
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ARCHITECTURE
ARCHAELOGICAL THEMATIC MUSEUM OF PIRAEUS / SPARCH
The new Museum is a simple geometric volume with a three-way division. A ‘quarrying product’ that brings to mind the geomorphologic changes in the peninsula’s topography. A concrete block marks the base of the building’s volume while a porous prism, a stone’s volume after its cutting, demarcates its crest.
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ARCHITECTURE
ALVEGA CANOEING CENTER / ATELIERMOB
With the same area and volume of the previous building, the new Canoeing Center is also located at the river beach of Alvega. Its proximity to the Tagus river, in a regularly flooded area during the winter, determined its position, raised above ground level – increasing the ground permeability –, and the coating of its walls, with a solution of black recycled plastic profiles, able to resist the impact of objects that might be dragged by the river, being permeable to the water flow simultaneously.
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INTERIORS
ASTOR HELLAS HQ / MALVI
Astor Hellas, a leading wholesale international trading company in the Greek market, approached us to design their new headquarters in Thessaloniki, an office space that would gather all of their functions in an open environment which would reflect both their values and their brand position.
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INTERIORS
APARTMENT IN NEA IONIA / HIBOUX ARCHITECTURE
The project was a renovation of a typical  floor apartment in Nea Ionia. We demolished  the intermediate walls. This way the volume of the building’s staircase was left freestanding as a solid cube in the center of the appartement, visible from every part of the house. It’s sculptural effect is intesified by the use of red colour. The
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ARCHITECTURE
BATEAU - MERE PRIMARY SCHOOL / FALA ATELIER
Bateau- Mère Primary School
Romont, Switzerland
September 2014
Competition Proposal
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ARCHITECTURE
BAMIYAN CULTURAL CENTRE, COMPETITION PROPOSAL / F. ZAPANIOTIS, S. PAPANAGIOTOU, K. MICHAILIDIS
The Bamiyan landscape embeds a strong flow of ‘energies’ and ‘tensions’. Analysing the scape of Bamiyan Valley, we interpret two contrasting readings: a field of energy flows, dissipated and scattered in the landscape; and a unitary collection of strong focal points as vessels (the two Buddha niches) capturing the gaze of the visitor.
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EVENTS
ESW 2015 HIGHLIGHTS
Conference 2015 is over but here you can watch the highlights of the event!
For more, follow Archisearch on Vimeo,  https://vimeo.com/archisearch.
 
 
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ARCHITECTURE
THEMATIC ARCHAELOGICAL MUSEUM OF PIRAEUS AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE SURROUNDING LANDSAPE / E. KOUTENTAKI, S. PANTELIA, A. PROIMOU, C. SKROUMBELOS, P. SCROUMBELOS, C. VASILOPOULOU
The design of a thematic archaeological museum in the era of information is a challenging invitation to reconsider its role and its significance in the city. Despite its correlation as a cultural heritage, today more than ever it is evident that the museum is important to interact with the city, to create public space, to introduce new scenarios and activities in the everyday life and to produce a new iconic image. 
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PRESS
GIANY LECTURE SERIES / LECTURE BY ELIA ZENGHELIS
The Greek Institute of Architects in New York  [GIANY] launched its GIANY Lecture Series with a lecture by the prominent architect Elia Zenghelis on Wednesday, March 4th in New York.
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INTERIORS
HOUSE IN ESTORIL / TARGA ATELIER
The House in Estoril refurbishment project has taken as starting point the pre-existing layout with some relevant spatial qualities deserving to be preserved and explored. Conversely, it was necessary  to adapt the house to contemporary life, to become functional and in line with the expectable comfort requirements. 
 
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EVENTS
NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS WORKSHOP / PARAMETRIC TRIPTYCH / MARCH - APRIL 2015
National Technical University of Athens /  NTUA department of Architecture open invitation
 
Parametric triptych workshop
Exploring material computation with wood, steel and concrete for small scale modular installations.
 
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ARCHITECTURE
MIRRORCUBE, TREE HOTELS IN HARADS / THAM & VIDEGÅRD ARCHITECTS
The place is a forested hill close to the small village of Harads, located about eighty kilometers up along the Lule River in the far north of Sweden. Its greatest asset is the vast and magnificent forests, where the new Tree hotel was started as a response to the growing interest in the wild nature and ecotourism. 
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ARCHITECTURE
ADEPT WINS 1st PRIZE FOR ''A SMALL PIECE OF CITY'' IN FLENSBURG
In the German city Flensburg, close to the Danish border, ADEPT is now publicly announced the 1st prize winner of a high-profile competition for a new city gate along Bahnhofstrasse - a central urban axis leading to the main station.
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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 / KONSTANTINOS KOUDOUNIS / VYONYX STUDIO / TALK AT ESW CONFERENCE / CREATING MEMORABLE IMAGERY
How do visuals convey the architectural vision of a project? An image is not a mere representation of a building but a reflection of a living environment of a present that has not arrived yet. The visualizations incorporates the user’s personal wishes and needs, the image becomes the embodiment of an architectural promise. 
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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 / 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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