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_ACADEMIC PROJECTS HUBitat: creating urban, working and production spaces


AMPHIBIANS: living between land and sea


CON-STRUCTION: living in a container


_RESUME PERSONAL DATA First name Last name Date of Birth Email Phone

Rafaela Eirini Christodoulou May 18th 1993 +30 6944416282

SUMMARY My goal is to constantly improve my skills and my perspective of architecture and it’s implementations. I am interested in urban design and city planning. In particular, how architecture should and can propose solutions to social matters and enhance social behavior. My ambition is to design spaces that increase productivity, while offering a harmonious environment, where people and human relationships can flourish and lead to healthy collaboration and interaction.

EDUCATION 2011 - 2017

B.S. & M.S. Architecture Engineering University of Thessaly, Department of Architecture, Greece Aggregate: 8,38

2008 - 2011

5th High School of Volos, Greece Aggregate: 19 4/13

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Nov. - Dec. 2017 Feb. 2018- Present

Architectural Assistant Adrianopoulos+Associates Administrative Professional Dimand S.A., Real Estate Development company


3D printing works! Curator: University of Thessaly and Association Des Architectes De Magnesie

Nov. 2015

Identifications, Athens Biennale “Omonoia” Curator: Kotionis Zisis, University of Thessaly


Young Talent Architecture Awards organised by the Fundaciรณ Mies van der Rohe, regarding Graduation projects.








Design Skills

AutoCAD Revit Photoshop InDesign Premiere Rhinoceros 5 SketchUp Blender V-ray Microsoft Office Word Microsoft Office Excel Microsoft Office PowerPoint Freehand drawing Model making Spatial layout Draughting




Playing piano





creating urban, working and production spaces

Diploma Thesis Group: Christodoulou R., Christoforidou C.

HUBitat acts as a counteraction to the financial crisis that afflicted Greece, by restoring partially the manufacturing sector in the urban landscape. It hacks an existing structure where the functions of a fab lab and a hub are inserted. It is known that the financial crisis led to high rates of unemployment and increased the difficulty for small businesses to invest in innovative ideas due to financial risk. Innovation and technological development arise from new improved methods of conducting a procedure. It is important for a country to employ people who have a deep understanding of contemporary technology and are capable of applying its benefits where needed. Greece has a significant percentage of manpower that possesses the knowledge required for technological and financial growth. However, the lack of infrastructure, due to the phenomenon of deindustrialization,

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High Tech Medium Tech Low Tech


Chart of technology usage in enterprises

Katouni str.

Tsimiski str.

Map of Thessaloniki Scale 1:1000

prevents the development of creative concepts. Therefore, a connection between production and state of the art technology has to be achieved. In order for this to occur, we decided to insert in the urban landscape of Thessaloníki a fabrication laboratory and a hub. We chose to “hack” an existing infrastructure that will receive the necessary facilities. The host-building used to be a bank and before that it occupied retail infrastructure. Now empty, ripped off and left with its main framework, it is standing like a ghost in one of the most popular areas of the city, the famous Ladadika that in the 19th century were an important marketplace, where one could find a vast variety of goods and services.

Groundfloor Plan Lobby

Our proposal focuses not only on vivifying the structure, but also on providing a space where creation, the democratization of information and production, and free distribution of knowledge are being promoted.

2nd Floor Plan Wood & Metal Workshop

6th Floor Plan HUB

Flow Chart People’s flow Import of materials Export of products

8th Floor Plan Recreational spaces

More specifically, the ground floor displays the produced goods and services to the public, while shaped yards welcome passers-by. The North-East part of the building is being transformed into a vertical association of the inner procedures and the urban landscape, while a conveyor stripe receives the material and delivers them to the fab lab. The fabrication laboratory occupies the first three floors of the building. Each floor plan is designed so as to follow the process of producing an objectË™ importation of raw materials-processing-packaging-export back to the city. The final product is assembled upon platforms and transfered to the plaza through a vertical transportation. The facilities are distributed as follows: 1st floor the frabic workshop, 2nd floor the wood&metal workshop and 3rd floor the media lab. Moreover, at the basement can be found facilities related to the media lab, such as a recording, photography and live streaming studios. The fourth floor exists as a spatial break between the two main functions and houses four meeting rooms. A patio between the third and fourth floor connects the two visually. Climbing plants are being used at the facade of the floor in order to highlight the function differentiation between floors. The next three levels accommodate the working spaces (hubs) in a semi-open space conformation, where operable walls provide the capability of transforming the offices according to the arising needs. An attached, to the building, balcony defines the private character of the hubs. The metallic panels provide shade in the summer, while the whole metallic structure functions as an insulation for the cold days. In conclusion, the restoration of manufacturing in the urban environment can not only affect its economy, but also substantially modify its shape, since a building can produce new parts of the city up to the utopian point, where the city reaches its autonomy and reproduces itself.

Roof Garden

HUB- Working Spaces

HUB- Working Spaces

HUB- Working Spaces

Meeting Rooms

Media Lab

Wood & Metal Workshop

Fabric Workshop

Recreational Activities

Lobby & Exhibition Spaces





Chart of Product Manufacturing

Longitudinal Section

AMPHIBIANS living between land and sea

9th Semester, Architectural Design Studio VII Group: Dosopoulou A., Christodoulou R., Christoforidou C. The project focuses on the need of temporary accommodation, either for tourism or due to immigration. Inspired by the structure of fishermen houses in southern Asia, a simple metal structure- framework is designed. It has the ability of deconstruction or expansion depending on the occasional necessities, while bearing the settlements on platforms, both over land and sea. The residences base their recreational, transportation and commercial independence on the sea activities that the city of Volos provides to its citizens. Thus, a network of housing infrastructures is designed over the sea, while the commercial infrastructures on land manage to connect the platform with the existing urban web of Volos. The residential zone is characterized by an amphibian condition, hovering in between land and water depending on peoples needs.

Cross Section

Typologies of residents based on their capacity

THREE DIMENSIONAL CHART OF FACILITIES DISTRIBUTION Residential Area Housing Platform Market & Recreational Facilities

Typologies of neighborhoods built on a metallic framework of 0.2m X 0.2m columns

Garden Main Platform

Road & PArking Lot

Longitudinal Section

The facilities are designed on the platform, based on the notion of zoning. From public areas (west) to more private spaces (east).

the structure, providing the neighborhoods with basic goods. The lower bay encloses larger boats for the transportation of the residents and tourists in close by desOn the east side of the main plat- tinations. It can also receive sailing form are created three gulfs with boats and canoes for sea activities. a small depth, through whom the sea is being inserted in the plat- On the west side of the platform are form. Specifically, in the first two placed the harbor facilities near the gulfs small boats can navigate anchor points of the cruse ships in and anchor between the poles of order to provide the visitors with the

needed information. The facilities alternate with the hewn and recreational spaces, like parks, courts, plazas. The lower part of the main platform comprises an open space that includes recreational facilities and activities (outdoor cinema and stage), but also provides a 360 view of the surrounding landscape.

CON_STRUCTION living in a container

7th Semester, Architectural Design Studio V Individual work Rail n o Stati

The project proposes the construction of a new dormitory, near the area of the campus. The site is located in close distance to the University of Thessaly , the commercial port of Volos, basic means of transport and the local night life. The main concept is based on the principals and structure of scaffoldings. As the proposal addresses a constantly changing need , an adjustable structure that can expand and shrink is being used. The containers that can be found at the port, form the main housing units. They are easy to transfer, transform and put in place. Due to the fluctuation of population of the students, the containers may be rearranged on the metal structure, as they can move on rails. One of the main goals is to establish the boundaries of the lot and to create an inner yard - meeting point for the residents of the complex as well as for the passers-by. In order to soundproof and


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Typology of appartments

Typology of containers


Media Lab

Typology of appartment complexes

5 appartments

4 appartments

3 appartments

3 appartments

2 appartments

1 appartments

Southwest Facade

protect the inner habitat, the structrure is The purpose of the project is to enhance the faculty’s facilities and empower the students, denser and taller at the northern side. by creating spaces where research, study, There are four vertical transportations, two recreation and socialization are being proat each side. The public facilities are found moted. Moreover, the community can secure at the ground floor of the complex and are a level of supply independence by using the divided based on the concept of zoning. From green houses and the staircases for vertical the right side to the left, there are green- planting. houses, exhibition spaces and media labs, all accessible to the university students. The dormitory is placed on the decks, in three different levels.

Groundfloor Plan

1st Floor Plan

2nd Floor Plan

3rd Floor Plan

Longitudinal Section


Architecture Portfolio_ RC  

Architecture Portfolio Academic Projects 2011- 2017 University of Thessaly, Volos, Greece

Architecture Portfolio_ RC  

Architecture Portfolio Academic Projects 2011- 2017 University of Thessaly, Volos, Greece