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CONTENTS

PORTFOLIO

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DIPLOMA PROJECT _ KRONIO^S PLACE

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ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN _ “ISTITTUTO ITTIOGENICO”

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URBAN DESIGN _ PLANNING SINDOS

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TRANSITIONAL PLACES _ WonderFUL WATER_FULL

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ARCHITECTURAL PROJECT _ RESIDENCE IN ANO-POLI

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RESEARCH WORK _ ECOnsciousness, STUDYING THE SUSTAINABLE CITIES

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ARTISTIC WORK _ WORKSHOP - MORPHOGENETIC STRATEGIES

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WORKSHOP - STREET ART _ PHOTOGRAPHY - WORK SAMPLES

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workshop

planning art

urban

architecture photography

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KRONIOS^S PLACE

DIPLOMA PROJECT

THESSALONIKI JULY 2009

AREA OF INTERVENTION: Serres, Greece includes the cinema “Kronio” (1)

PROBLEMS TO SOLVE are the strict limits, the vicinity with adjacent private areas and the high blind faces of the proximate buildings.

Current Situation: Downgrading First Goal: To upgrade and to restore the relation of the whole town with this site.

This is the reason why our DESIGN LINES have the intention of directing or trapping the users’ view, and guide them in the internal square, an unknown space until now.

In order to enforce the free public character of the area we propose the extension of our site to 4 unbuilt plots on the interior of the building’s square (2) and to a part of the neighboring school’s court (3). MAIN CONCEPT is the design of a cultural core in the centre of the town, with the occasion of the vicinity of the cinema Kronio and the theatre Asteria (4),

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Apart from the cinema usage that re-existed, we suggest the establishment of new functions related to culture, such as a cinema club, pottery, drawing and cinema labs, a cinema and theatre library, a café and a multi-using exhibitional space, which takes in a permanent exhibition related to cinema.

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All these functions are connected through the planning of the square as the original public space. Actually, the square is designed as a unified surface which is folded, sunk and raised, creating position for functions

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GENERAL PLAN 1. Building of cinema club, cinema labs, cinema and theatre library 2. Cafe-building 3. Building of arts, drawing and pottery labs / second access on the pubblic space from the shool’s court


DIPLOMA PROJECT

THESSALONIKI JULY 2009

KRONIOS^S PLACE

Introvert Square _ sitting and recreation area. Open Square _ cinema, cinema club, library.

Second access from the courtyard of the school _ Mobile partitions give to the school during the day the exclusive use of laboratories. The afternoon laboratories and part of the court assigned to the public as a free public space.

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Acess from the main street.


KRONIOS^S PLACE

DIPLOMA PROJECT

THESSALONIKI JULY 2009

Because of the need of more free public space and the maintenance of low levels of building, we decide to design underground buildings that have the need of large area such as the multi-usage exhibitional space.

The access is through a starcase, which includes a permanent exhibition of cinema /collectible projectors and cinema-machines.

Different scenarios of multi-usage space

As it concerns the problem of the vicinity of our site with the high blind faces, it is solved in 3 different levels. - Direction of users’ view - Placement of low- level building in contact with them - Use of light constructions which are concerned in continuity with the square’s surface which activate them, creating new faces.

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ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN

ROME JANUARY 2011

This project is based on the design and re-use of an existing building (Istittuto Ittiogenico) and redevelop of the surrounding area through the use of innovative technologies and methods of sustainable planning.

CONCEPT The creation of a cultural core combined with a functional and recreational green space, which along with the under-study projects will change the character of the area giving new features. DESIGN PRINCIPLES - BUILDING PROGRAM The existing building (Ittiogenico) is mantained being a historical building of 1895, and after the appropriate procedures is used to accommodate the museum and archive of a famous Italian actor Dario Fo. In the existing building are added new building volumes that will be used as a cafeteria and library. (1)

The area of ​​intervention is at the center of Rome, in zone Tiburtina, an area with high mobility due to the existance of one of the most central railway stations of the city and several Renaissance monumental sets.

- Average humidity in winter from 87 to 89% and summer from 50 to 54%. - Wind: Northeast in winter (1), and northwesterly in summer (2). Noticeable wind speed at a height greater than 9m.

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- Insolation: 1 In winter all aspects of the existing building are shaded, except for the East that receives sunlight in the morning (1). In summer, the Southern and Eastern sides receive sun in the morning, while the West in the afternoon and evening. (2).

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- New building blocks are added to accommodate a social theater (3) (theater aims to reintegrate vulnerable social groups) and respective to this, laboratories and classrooms (4). - The transition from existing to the new building block, is made ​​through a closed - protected garden that contributes on bioclimatic features of the building (2). - The problem of difference in level is solved by creating “green” terraces in order to normalize the elevation of the street with the neighborhood response.

GENERAL FEATURES - Sound and air pollution due to roads and increased mobility. - Sub-study projects such as the new railway station that is about to consist also commercial uses, and the “Solar City” a model settlement. - Difference in Intervention levels, difficulty of accessibility and fruibility. CLIMATIC CHARACTERISTICS

ISTITTUTO ITTIOGENICO

EXISTING BUILDING WITH THE ADDITION OF A NEW VOLUME WEST ASPECT

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ISTITTUTO ITTIOGENICO

ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN

ROME JANUARY 2011

EXISTING BUILDING ASPECTS

SUSTAINABLE INTERVENTIONS AND TECHNOLOGIES

ASPECTS OF NEW BUILDING BLOCKS

_TO EXISTING BUILDING:

- Designing of new building blocks with the large side to south, so as to achieve the maximum of solar uptaking radiation. - Use of vegetation and water component in order to improv the microclimate. Are used: deciduous trees in the south, aimed at cooling and shading in summertime, evergreen in the north, as a barrier protection from winter winds and many shrubs and plants scattered in the surrounding area.

- Replace all windows and frames with new, of good insulation properties. - Creation of a passable gree roof, which serves as a sound and temperature insulation. - Collection, through the green roof, of the rain water and reuse for watering the garden. - Creation of new building block that functions as a double entrance, in order to minimize heat loss at entry and exit from the museum. _TO NEW BUILDING:

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- Use large glass surfaces in order to collect heat and natural lighting. - Use of mobile and fixed louvers with an appropriate inclination on all glass surfaces. - Use solar panels Category E19/318 _ SUNPOWER on the roof of the theater and Category THINFILM TS-SEE TROUGH _TEMPOSOLAR on the front aspects for energy production .

GENERAL ASPECT OF INTERVENTION


URBAN DESIGN

THESSALONIKI JUNE 2008

This lab-work explores the changing relationship between city and nature in the form of specific features of the landscape, the natural processes and the impact of urban functions in it. Purpose is the residential development of regional municipality of Thessaloniki, Sindos. Particular emphasis is given to the principles of sustainable development and environmental protection.

PLANNING SINDOS residence education sports

SITE OF STUDY -Area isolated from the urban form of Thessaloniki. -Place degraded because of the vicinity with the industrial area -Place that includes many different functions, like a part of university of Thessaloniki, the therapeutic center “Ithaki�, and the industrial area. MAIN CONCEPT Main object for the district of Sindos is to become a viable settlement, which is developed based on having 2 lines of action, that of environmental protection and that of the educational process, and function as a center of research and innovations. BASIC PLANNING LINES - Upgrading and improving urban infrastructure - Design using the principles of sustainability - emphasis on urban green open spaces - Mix of land-use in order to minimize transportation - Transportation with Public Transport - Green Transport - Cycle-Paths - Construction of bioclimatic buildings and use of recycled materials - Attracting populations of students and workers as a place of permanent residence - 10 -


PLANNING SINDOS

URBAN DESIGN

THESSALONIKI JUNE 2008

FEATURE EXAMPLES OF BUILDING BLOCKS RESIDENTIAL AREA I

RESIDENTIAL AREA II

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TRANSITIONAL PLACES

THESSALONIKI JUNE 2008

MAIN CONCEPT

Purpose of this lab-work is the design and the conceptual widening of areas of the city which have been removed from their original architectural destination. Pursuits of this case of study is the recognition of historical, architectural and environmental tolerances of the site in order to accommodate alternative architectural projects and new synthetic proposals.

The confrontation of the site as a transition from “natural” to “artificial”, from the city to the sea, from level 1 to level 0, canceling the rigid limits.

AREA OF STUDY_ NEA MIHANIONA , THESSALONIKI, GREECE

TARGET

Give to the site an identity and functions in order to render it “active” into the urban organic system.

Area isolated from the urban-form of Thessaloniki Waterfront hardly accessible because of the difference in level with the residential area. Degradation because of the unloading station of imported frozen fish. beach

level 1 level 0

natural soft

limit

level 1 city

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axis limit

artificial rigid

fish-station axis limit

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natural

transitional

WONDERFUL

WATER_FULL

artificial


WONDERFUL

WATER_FULL

TRANSITIONAL PLACES

THESSALONIKI JUNE 2008

USE_NATURE_IDENTITY_RE-ASSIGNMENT The site is being transformed into a MARINE PARK, area of recreation and water sports, and accomodate also other functions related to water.

MAIN ENTRANCE from level 1 CONNECTION OF LEVELS 1 e 0

PARTS OF THE CONSTRUCTION ON SEA-LEVEL

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ARCHITECTURAL PROJECT The Ano-Poli is located on the northern and highest part of Thessaloniki, It’ s a traditional settlement that survived from the great fire of 1917. For this reason, the Principles want to preserve this area by the block-of-flats building type and maintaining its special character. The newer buildings are built in accordance with the legislation, in order to coexist harmoniously with the olders. Predominant type of house is the house for one or two families, keeping the style of the neighborhood. Some of the features of the buildings are the pitched roofs with red tiles, the architectural projections, the proportion of windows, the use of “dark lines” in aspects and the use of colors such as burgundy, gray, brown, orange, and light blue.

THESSALONIKI FEBRUARY 2008

RESIDENCE IN ANO-POLI

PROJECT_PROPOSAL This project is the proposal for the construction of a familyhouse building, with an appropriate professional area on ground floor. The site has southwest orientation, a bevel of 18% and borders from the other 3 sides with adjacent land.

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18 % inclination Land Area

: 237,85 m2

Building Factor : 1,5 Coverage Factor : 0,7


RESIDENCE IN ANO-POLI

GROUND FLOOR - Main Entrance - Office - Microbiology Laboratory

ARCHITECTURAL PROJECT

THESSALONIKI FEBRUARY 2008

1ST FLOOR

2ND FLOOR

+ 1 residence + Studio

1 residence

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ARCHITECTURAL PROJECT

THESSALONIKI FEBRUARY 2008

RESIDENCE IN ANO-POLI

ASPECTS and color proposal of building-project, with the adjacent volumes SOUTH-WEST ASPECT

proposal building NORTH-EASTERN ASPECT

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ECOnciousness_ STUDYING THE SUSTAINABLE CITIES

RESEARCH WORK

THESSALONIKI SEPTEMBER 2009

SAMPLES OF PAGES ON PRINTED ISSUE The global climate is changing... The urban landscape day by day turns into a claustrophobic living space that burden the ecosystem. Human activity is characterized by the irrational management of natural resources and all kinds of overconsumption. What can we do to prevent the vengeance of nature? Sustainable development is required to normalize the price that everyone must pay for the current and future implications. This research paper examines the implementation of sustainable development in the immediate human environment, the urban space. Systems and practices that when applied, can ensure a better quality of life, enhancement of the natural environment and rational use of energy and natural resources in order to meet present’s needs but not compromising the needs of future generations. The first part discusses the concept of sustainability and sustainable development, which factors led to its need, how was amended through global operations, how was associated with the city as a concept, on which systems depends on and how from theoretical provisions passed into the stage of implementation. We try to find out what elements are those that their implementation through the designing program can make a city “sustainable”. The second and main part, studies the implementation of sustainable development in different kind of initiatives and interventions. For better understanding are used realized examples. Cities that have grew or re-created based on the principles of sustainability, which inputs and outputs in energy savings tend to be balanced, that use renewable energy sources and generally have claim better living conditions in all sectors. The examples used are the settlement of Vauban, in the city Freiburgh of Germany, as example of urban reuse, and the island of Samso in Denmark, as an example of energy-autonomous island. Then follows a review of Greek activity, how it was influenced by European examples and how it is corresponding to citizens. In this section is studied the island ‘Ai-Stratis”, which is in the south of Lemnos, which over the next few years will become the fourth “green island” in the world and which it considered to be a Samso of Greece. Finally, the last part through analysis and comparison of examples, cite prospects and opportunities for future sustainable cities and appose some first steps that will enable more and more cities to lead to sustainability - 17 -


ARTISTIC WORK

THESSALONIKI MARCH 2008

WORKSHOP_ MORPHOGENETIC STRATEGIES

Purpose of the Workshop was to force the participants to produce models and organizational forms that arise as a function of the application of rules and construction techniques in natural materials. The site, the scale and the building program is not taken into account. However, emphasis is given on abstract but consistent achievement of predetermined parametric design framework, in order to prevent accidental and unintentional forms. Two-dimensional organizational patterns sought in mathematics, nature, micro and macro level, progressing through techniques and materials in three and four-dimensional complexes capable of generating a variety of spatial and formal products. The workshop re-set the manual synthetic production back on track, a practice that systematically removed by the architectural synthesis’ methodology in recent years. Result of the workshop was the generation of modeling and a multitude of morphoplastic machines that are not buildings but mechanisms of thought and predictors of architectural compositions. The models were exposed in the showroom of the School of Architecture of AUTH for a few days.

INFLUENCE BY PHISICS

line

CREATED PROPLASM

deformation

wave junction of two levels

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WORKSHOP_ MORPHOGENETIC STRATEGIES

ARTISTIC WORK

THESSALONIKI MARCH 2008

CREATION PROCESS_ used material: plastic

CUTTING THE PLASTIC SURFACE

TRIES OF DEFORMATION

MEASURING AND CREATING GRID

DEFORMATION ON GRID

FIXATION TO SPECIFIC POINTS

The deformation of our model was reached due to the fact that we fixed the plastic surface on our grid with pins. NEXT STEP was to make this deformation PERMANENT and take out the pins. So we used the method of THERMOFORMING which means we posed our model in a minimum distance from “heat engines” such as hair dryer, fun heater and oven. The result was the PERMANENT DEFORMATION of the plastic surface.

PRODUCED FORMS

... and HOW COULD BE USED AS ARCHITECTURAL FORMS

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ARTISTIC WORK

BERLIN FEBRUARY 2011

WORKSHOP_ STREET ART

STEP 1 : TOUR TO STREET-ART NEIGHBORHOODS In this combination of touring and workshop, we are walking on neighborhoods that made Berlin one of the capitals of street art and graffiti knowing projects of more than 50 local and international artists.

Later, we have been taught by local artists, the legendary “street language” and techniques such as stencils, paste-ups, throwups, burners, bombings, murals. The workshop ends with the creation of a street-art model by the participants with the stencil technique. The street artists are not trying to change the definition of an artwork, they are just trying to communicate through their work with everyday people about socially relevant issues so as to be informed by aesthetic values ​​without being imprisoned by them.

STEP 2 : STREET ART MODELS _ CREATIVE PROCESS PRINT IMAGE IN BLACK-AND-WHITE

STENCIL OF MAIN BUILDING FORM

SUPERPOSITION OF STENCIL FOR BACKROUND

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MAIN FORM AND COMPLETION OF PROJECT


PHOTOGRAPHY WORK SAMPLES

ARTISTIC WORK

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