'Athens' Tag

Crushed Ground: The fragmented territory of austerity-stricken Athens

Essay published in MONU 19 (2013), pp.88-93.

On the 8th of December 2008, the Christmas tree at Syntagma square caught fire during a street protest. During the same evening, a new upscale shopping center was launched at the northern suburbs of the city. Visitors crowded the new mall while the central square at Syntagma was [...]

  • Print Your Utopia

    Diploma Project in the Department of Architecture, University of Patras, October 2014

    Katerina Christopoulou, Eugenia Makroglou, Architects

    Supervisor: Panos Dragonas

    Athens 2036.
    The center of Athens has been deserted.

    There’s a place in the depths of an arcade at the Urban Block #10 where some traces of life still exist. Self-made machines have been installed there. These machines [...]

  • Detached

    Participation in the exhibition “The Minimum Structure” curated by Apostolis Artinos (Romantso, October 2014).
    Panos Dragonas, Varvara Christopoulou, Architects.

    From mid-19th century on, the desire to escape from the city is at the heart of many fascinating narratives. At Martin Heidegger’s hütte in the Black Forest, at Le Corbusier’s cabanon in Cap Martin, as well as Michelangelo [...]

  • Made in Athens Exhibition Catalogue

    The catalogue of the Greek participation in the 13th International Architecture Exhibition -la Biennale di Venezia is available online at academia.edu.

  • Μετά το αυτοκίνητο

    Η πόλη του εικοστού αιώνα ανήκε στο αυτοκίνητο. Είτε ως σύμβολο νεωτερικότητας και ατομικής ελευθερίας, είτε ως δαπανηρό και ρυπογόνο μέσο μετακίνησης, είτε ως σύμβολο ευμάρειας και καταναλωτισμού, το αυτοκίνητο αποτέλεσε έναν αδιαφιλονίκητο πρωταγωνιστή στην καθημερινότητα των μεγάλων πόλεων. Ίσως είναι δύσκολο να το φανταστούμε σήμερα, αλλά η μελλοντική εξέλιξη των αστικών κέντρων δεν περιλαμβάνει [...]

  • Made in Athens

    Greek pavilion at the 13th International Architecture Exhibition. Photo C. Louizidis & K. Glinou
    September 29th – November 25th 2012
    Commissioners – Curators: Panos Dragonas & Anna Skiada

    In the summer of 2004, Athens successful hosted the Olympic Games. Major infrastructure and regeneration projects transformed the city’s image. The booming economy of the preceding years created conditions to [...]

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