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PORTFOLIO Selected Works 2016-2019

· Anna Papageorgiou

Anna Papageorgiou

Architect, Msc Architectural Design I am an architect currently based in Thessaloniki. I have worked in the Warehouse of Architecture and Research office, Rome, Italy. In 2018, I completed my Master Thesis ‘A Reading of the Unfinished | A Manual of the Unfinished’ with Dora-Danai Kolokythakou, under the supervision of Aristide Antonas. I hold a Master in Architectural Design (INSTEAD Parapoesis VI) from the University of Thessaly, Volos, Greece and a Diploma of Architecture from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. I also studied for a year in the Master of the Technische Universität Berlin, Faculty of Architecture.


Common Space A reading of the Unfinished | A manual of the Unfinished Negotiable Boundaries Fragments A Sense of the ‘Other’ A Unit for Two Issues of Palimpsest

Common Space

A future scenario. The typical floor of the polykatoikia is transformed. Private spaces are shrinked while vast common spaces form the main living area. On every floor there is a special structure. This structure bends the flattnes of the typicall ‘dom-ino’ with the introduction of multiple layers. There are no tables, but still it is a kitchen. The competition was about an interior dining space for 8 people regarding an area of 24-30 sq m. The aim of this open call was the formulation of new ideas on the design of a meeting space on the occasion of the preperation and consuption of food as means of socialisation. Our proposal focuses on the perception of the kitchen as a basic communal part of the Greek apartment. The structure aims to create a place for everyone, ‘a symbol in progress’, able to affect the dom-ino structure of the greek ‘polikatoikia’.

Partitipation in the international Design Competition COOK8 · The New Dinning Place (2018), by Domes International Review of Architecture Anna Papageorgiou + Dora - Danai Kolokythakou + Eleni Ragavani Athens 2018 ·



























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The typical floor of the polikatoikia has changed. Communal spaces are all over the structure except for the necessary individual space. in each floor there is a structrure integrated to the domino. A concrete base forms defferent levels, wooden surfaces and a suspended metal grid ae surounded by an ephemeral shell. The multiple levels define the space, though not the use of it. Everything may happen everywhere simultaneously. This structrure is not only a kitchen, but also a common space for the inhabitants and the neighborhood. The structure is in progress. It spreads through the dom-ino while it is affected by people, objects and behaviours. Finally, a ‘kitchen� is a generator of differents events.

spreads of the interior | floor plan | axonometric representation of the structure

section plans

perspective representation of the structure

A reading of the Unfinished / A manual of the Unfinished

This research points out what is perceived as ‘insignifacant’ in the everyday life of the city. It focuses on its ‘unseen’ spaces; those spaces of the city that lack any trace of permanent use. Urban spaces characterized as obsolete -ruin, incomplete dom-ino structure (aka. yapi) and remnant- emerge as actors of an unfinished architecture. The methodology of this research is defined by referring to the ‘existent’ through itself. Through this frame of thinking, the notion of unfinished emerges as a way to disrupt the concrete image of the city as well as an actor of mutability that could epitomize the possibility of successive potential dwellings of space. Consequantly, a completely personal ‘etymology’ of the notion of the unfinished is attempted, in order to be designated on the one hand as an existing situation induced by the processes that consist the city itself and on the other hand as an expectation regarding a future architectural thinking.

Master Thesis with Aristide Antonas Anna Papageorgiou + Dora-Danai Kolokythakou Athens 2017 ·

Starting with dwelling as the main function of the city, vernacular is defined as a notion referring to dwelling amidst incomplete structures.

Unfinished in use Dwelling | Lemma: vernacular | Spatial configurations and objects

ερείπιο (το) {ερειπίου | -ιών} 1. τα υπολείμματα κατεστραμμένων ή κατεδαφισμένων κτηρίων 2. (μτφ.) αυτός που έχει εμφανή τα σημάδια της φθοράς, της γήρανσης, της εξάντλησης ή της πολυχρησίας 3. (μτφ.) ερείπια (τα) οτιδήποτε απομένει μαρτυρώντας καταστροφή ή αποτυχία ΣΥΝ. απομεινάρια, χαλάσματα, συντρίμμια. [ΕΤΥΜ. <αρχ. ἐρείπιον < ἐρείπω < ἐπροθεμ. + Ι.Ε. *rei-p- «σχίζω, ρίχνω»]

γιαπί (το) {γιαπιού | -ιών} 1. Η οικοδομή που δεν έχει ακόμα τελειώσει 2. (ειδικότ.) ο σκελετός οικοδομής που είναι υπό κατασκευή. [ΕΤΥΜ. < τουρκ. yapı].

χάλασμα (το) [μτγν.] {χαλάσματος | -ατα, άτων} (λαϊκ.) 1. Το να χαλά, να καταστρέφεται (κάτι) ΣΥΝ. γκρέμισμα ΑΝΤ. ανέγερση 2. (ειδικότ.) η κατεδάφιση του κτίσματος 3. (συνεκδ.) γκρεμισμένο ή ετοιμόρροπο κτίσμα ή τμήμα οικοδομής.

Part of the existing etymologies of ruin, yapi and remnant in greek

Non Dwelling | Lemmas: ruin, yapi and remnant

ημιτέλεια (η) 1. (πραγματ.) η αναπόδραστη συνέπεια της εγκατάλειψης 2. (πραγματ.) το αποτέλεσμα ενός συμβάντος, μιας ακραίας έκπτωσης 3. (πραγματ.) η συνέπεια της φθοράς που η ερείπωση επιφέρει 4. η μορφή του εμφανώς μη ολοκληρωμένου έργου 5. η μορφή που απορρίπτει τα όρια (χωρικά): ~ ορίζει την ανοικτότητα της δομής και υπονοεί την ανυπαρξία χωρικών ορίων που θα όριζαν ένα καθεστώς 6. η κατάσταση της χωρίς σκοπό δομής, της ανοικτής στη μεταβολή 7. η συνθήκη στην οποία βρίσκεται η δομή χωρίς προφανή χρήση, χαρακτήρα, νόημα: ~ καθιστά τη δομή λειτουργικά αδρανή 8. η συνθήκη στην οποία απουσιάζει η σκοπιμότητα, που δύναται να εκφράσει αμέτρητες σκοπιμότητες 9. η συνθήκη που επιτρέπει μεταχειρίσεις και δεν επιβάλλει χειρισμούς 10. η συνθήκη της ταυτόχρονης δυνατότητας πολλαπλών ενδεχομένων 11. η εικόνα που υπονοεί την ολοκλήρωση (η οποία είτε συντελέστηκε και αναιρέθηκε, είτε δεν συντελέστηκε ποτέ) 12. η αναμονή της ολοκλήρωσης 13. η απόρριψη οποιασδήποτε ολοκλήρωσης 14. (εννοιολ.) η μορφολογική ταύτιση της ανέγερσης με την ερείπωση 15. (μορφ.) η μορφολογία μιας δομής 16. το διαρκώς ενδιάμεσο στάδιο 17. η μη στατική κατάσταση, η διαρκής 18. η διαδικασία της μεταβολής, της μετάλλαξης: ~ της δομής παραμένει, παρότι η δομή (συνεπώς και ~) μεταβάλλεται

The etymology of the Unfinished in greek · Part of the the Fragments’ index

Thus, given the ‘philological’ definition of the ‘unfinished’ and through a certain methodology, the study areas are analysed into two interrelated indexes.

In the first index, the spaces related to each key notion -ruin, yapi and remnant- are disintegrated into their structural f r a g m e n t s , rendering a new index of autonomous spatial entities.

The Fragments {part of them}

The Clusters {part of them}



The second index emerges from treating the first as a dictionary of new spatial tools. This leads to a process of synthesis that compiles newly established spatialities that are emblematic regarding their incompleteness· the c l u s t e r s . The synthesis of the fragments deals with an experimental integration of heterogeneous spatial elements and does not aim to the production of space itself but triggers the generation of an expectation. the multiple interpretations of space through its unfinished version.

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Negotiable Boundaries

Critical interventions to the public realm of Florinis str. in Athens

Athenian polikatoikia is set to be the main housing element of Greek cities, setting strict boundaries between totally private and indifferent public spaces. Although polikatoikia is placed with primacy in shaping Athenian landscape, other fragments of past procedures happen to break, every now and then, the concrete blocks’ facades. Aiming to “soften” these “thick” boundaries, a “glue” zone attached to the facade of the polikatoikia creates an in-between space, referred to its residents. At the same time, this zone takes advantage of the opportunities that occur around, expanding itself. This coming-together space, occurred by generic design, implies the spontaneous use. The entrances of the polikatoikia and the ground floor around it are unified, and are re-interpreted.

Postgraduate Urban Design Studio with Ron Walkey Anna Papageorgiou + Eleni Ragavani Athens 2016 ·


soften the boundaries

create â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;glueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; zones

diagram of the design process

axonometric representation

ground level ¡ floor plan

perspective representation

perspective representation


Systematizing vertical cuts in the structure of polikatoikia, the strict typology that reflects the detached private living, is turned into pieces. Few elements, fragments of the old frame, are standing awkwardly in the housing unit. The process is reversed. At this point it is not the strict typology that sets the living, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a process of exploration that does so. An exploration of possible ways of living in this housing frame, so different now, yet so familiar. Four different senarios occured, based on the dialect between private and public spaces. Strictly divided private spaces through a pool, flexible semi public common spaces, conceptual theatrical private apartments and a no door proposal which handles privacy through different floor levels consist the four different ideas occured. All of them are taking place around the fragments of the former living space.

Postgraduate Urban Design Studio with Dimitris Antonakakis Anna Papageorgiou + Gregory Petropoulos Stefania Orfanidou + Christos Polymeris Athens 2017 ¡

vertical cuts - the systematized outcome ¡ remains of the existing

2x scenarios floor plans · ‘semi shared spaces’ and ‘shared pool space’

2x scenarios floor plans · ‘flowing around’ and ‘reflecting on the everyday’

section plan ¡ the different possibilities

section and floor plans

A Unit for Two

scenario for an alteration

An imaginary scenario build an image of a future common-living space. An alteration of the floor plan of polikatoikia is attempted here. Three rows of functional spaces are constructed¡ the private, the horizontal movement and common. The first row consists the private space, where differrent levels define the layers of exposure to the public eye. Next comes the movement row which gives access to both private and common spaces and last but not least comes the row with the wide common spaces, where leisure and activities take place.

Postgraduate Urban Design Studio with Dimitris Antonakakis Anna Papageorgiou Athens 2017 ¡

floor plans

perspective representation

perspective representation

perspective representation

A Sense Of The Other n+1 Athenian alterations tribute to polikatoikia

Focusing on the elements that consist polikatoikia as it is today, alterations of their given form are attempted. Building legislation as well as the initial purpose of these buildings themselves -they were modified to fulfil the dreams of the past generations- contribute to a specified idea of how one can live inside this housing frame. Removing, expanding, adding, exposing are the main operations applied on the elements that play a role of separating instead of bringing together. This manipulations aim to explore new possibilities on handling the existing building-stock in the city, and to motivate us in order to image another way to live along with the others.

Postgraduate Urban Design Studio with Ilias Papageorgiou (SOIL Architects) Anna Papageorgiou + Eleni Ragavani Athens 2017 ¡

Party wall

the case of the party wall

perspective views ¡ possible interventions


the case of the staircase

perspective views ¡ possible interventions


the case of the facade

perspective views ¡ possible interventions

· a scenario ·

· a scenario ·

Issues of Palimpsest

The Building of Moscov Street

In the intervention section, three elements coexist: the preserved building of the Modern Movement on Moscow Street, part of the Western Wall of the city and archaeological finds of warehouses, dating back to Roman times. At the intersection of Moscow Street with the Democracy Square, conditions have been created in a time, which stems from the very structure of the city and the way that manages its historical spatial units. In this intersection, different historical phases coexist in an awkward way, overlapping each other spatially, and over time they have created levels of information and re-writings that refer to the logic of pallipseness. We found out that the city wall, the findings within the site, which were revealed relatively recently, the listed building itself as well as adjoining buildings coexist violently, while each historical fragment is seeking to maintain its limits. The way in which historical entities coexist demonstrates what collective memory has identified as important. The collective memory is in turn constituted by all those spatial elements that have resisted the deterioration of time. However, this does not mean that all the phases of the city coexist and appear equally. The Diploma Thesis intends to highlight the existing state of the historical entities in such a way that a functional unity between them will occur. At the same time, this unity will use familiar practises of the modern urban space, in order to claim its position in the current city.

Graduate Diploma Thesis with Alexandra Alexopoulou and Yannis Tsoukalas Anna Papageorgiou + Agni Padazopoulou + Babis Potzidis Thessaloniki 2015 ¡

perspective views on the ground floor level

3η-4η φάση ανα κατασκευή

2η φάση

2η φάση

2η φάση

5η-6η φάση νεκροταφείο βόθροι

2η φάση παλαιοχριστιανική

1η φάση υστερορωμαική

floor plan · underground level 5η-6η


Κάτοψη Υπογείου κλίμακα 1.200

Πρώτη Φάση Επέκτασης

floor plan · ground level

Κάτοψη Ισογείου κλίμακα 1.200

sections · mixed media

representation | underground level ¡ pencil | collage

sections · mixed media

representation ¡ pencil | collage

· Thessaloniki 2019 ·

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