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Stefanos Ziras

Architect / Engineer Digital artist mob. 4983_7580 email.stefanosziras@gmail.com


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Presenting Urban Biotopologies at the Benaki Museum in Athens

Information Name_

Stefanos Ziras

Date of Birth_ 14-02-1987 Place of Birth_ Adress_

JosĂŠ Marmol 515 Buenos Aires

Telephone_

4983_7580 / 1559609997

email address_ Skype_ issuu _

Athens / Greece

stefanosziras@gmail.com

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CONTENTS CV

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Batikent International Competition RMJM Global Architects Istanbul

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KÜÇÜKÇEKMECE Competition RMJM Global Architects Istanbul

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DEPOSITORIUM MA Postgraduate Studies UTH Volos

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Stair City (Inverted Realities) MA Postgraduate Studies UTH Volos

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Urban Biotopologies Solo Exhibition The New Benaki Museum Athens

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Thessaloniki_Valkaniki National Competition Viki Ksanthopoulou_Stefanos Ziras Thessaloniki_Greece

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Yerevan Hotel International Competition Tsoulos Associates Athens_Greece

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Towards a New Eroticism of Space MA Postgraduate Studies UTH Volos

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ECO House BA (HONS) Architecture University of Lncoln_UK

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Multiuse Culture Centre at the Docklands PG Diploma in Architecture UEL London_UK

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Urban to Large Scale Projects

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Hotel in Marakesh BA (HONS) Architecture University of Lincoln_UK

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Man-Air Offices Tsoulos Associates Athens_Greece

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Oxygen Bar Tsoulos Associates Glyfada_Greece

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New Monuments KAM Workshop Exhibition Chania_Crete

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Original Copies Curating Group Exhibition Athens / Thessaloniki / Volos

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Novus Civis Performance / Exhibition Volos / The New Benaki Museum Athens

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Architectural Distopias Exhibition Athens_Greece

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Small Scale Projects and Exhibitions


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CV EDUCATION

2014_ expected Postgraduate Specialization Diploma (PSD), in Architectural Design 2011_ Postgraduate Diploma in Architecture (RIBA part 2) from the University of East London Architecture Department, with Honors 2008_ Bachelors in Architecture (BA HONS) from the Unoversity of Lincoln with Honors (RIBA part 1) 2005_ uncompleted studies in Environmental Engineering at the Politechnic University of Chania_Crete 2004_ graduation from the Moraitis Private School in Athens_Greece with Honors

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE 2014_ (in progress) The Cosmonaut of the Erotic Future, a research into the desires that lurks in all of us, the concept of unrooting and the freedom of not belonging 2013_ Urban Biotopologies, aresearch and exhibition taking inspiration from science fiction and proposing a possible viable future for the city 2013_ Towards a New Eroticism of Space, a research into the lack of erotic communal spaces and the proposal of such spaces.

WORKSHOPS 2013_ KAM workshop in Chania Crete, led by Aristedes Adonas and dealing with the subject of New Monuments. 2013_ Mush(rooms), Gastronomical Architecture, led by artist Alexandros Psycoolis 2012_ X_Atelier Advanced Architectural Design Workshop, instructors: Eric Carcamo, Nefeli Hatzimina. SCIARC, COLUMBIA, ATHENS 2010_ Advanced Architectural Lighting, Acto Design School, Athens.

COMPETITIONS 2013_ Batikent International Competition 2013_ KÜÇÜKÇEKMECE Competition for MAR YAPI, Won 2011_ Balkaniki National Competition, Honorable Mention


2010_ International Competition for the design proposal of a scyscraper facade in Tokyo 2010_ Yerevan Hotel International competition.

EXHIBITIONS 2014_ Original Copies, curating possition and participation with digital instalation, Athens, Volos, Thessaloniki (14 Feb. 2014) 2013_ Architectural Distopias, Solo Exhibition, The New Benaki Museum, Athens 2013_ Novus Civis, Percormance, Digital Instalation, Volos, Athens 2012_ Urban Biotopologies, lecture and exhibition at The New Benaki Museum, Athens 2011_ FAKE online exhibition, mixed media video

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 2013_ RMJM Global Architects, temporary contract (extended), project management of local and international competitions, Istanbul Turkey 2008-2010_ Tsoulos Associates, Architect, project management, concept development, 3d production, Athens_Greece 2007_ SOFTGRID, Junior Architect, London_UK 2005_ AAA Constuction Company, Junior Architect, Athens_Greece

LANGUAGES Greek_ native speaker English_ very fluent: Michigan Certificate of Proficiency in English 6 years living in the UK French_ fluent: Delf 1,2,3,4,5,6 Spanish_ Basic (taking courses)

SOFTWARE SKILLS

Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, After Effects Autocad, Rhinoceros, Maya, 3ds Max, Cinema 4D, Sketchup, Zbrush, Grasshopper Vray, Maxwell, Mental Ray, Atlantis


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Batikent RMJM


was an International competition for the design and construction of a multi-use building complex consisting of 60% residential and 40% retail and office spaces. With a total of 1.5 million square meters, the batikent project is an example of the large scale urban interventions that the future is demanding. Inspired by the hills of Ankara the design is respectfull of the site’s topography and creates a new topological identity for the area


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VARIATIONS OF LANSCAPE STRATEGY (RELATED TO USE)

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ROTATING THE LANDSCAPE (RETAIL)

FLIPING OF THE LANDSCAPE (TOWER/OFFICES)

LIFTING THE LANDSCAPE (RESIDENTIAL)


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KÜÇÜKÇEKMECE RMJM


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Depositorium

In this new age cities are expanding and slowly devouring the landscape that surrounds them. The need for development and expansion is a given, however we must propose new ways of achieving this. If we want to protect the landscape we must set an outer boundary for a city• but how do we then achieve progress? In this scenario the boundary itself becomes a building, a city, a society, that encapsulates the existing and reforms it by limiting it. The “Depositorium” is one such boundary that has topological significance for the city of Volos. It surrounds the city with an ever-expanding structural network on which one can deposit his identity by creating space in which to live, or by contributing to the society that is born there. Deriving from memories and history the “Depositorium” has become a metaphorical center of labor, industry, culture and progress. For years Volos had a prospering naval industry and it is this industry that the “Deposritorium” is based on. By creating a shipyard on land we strive to give life back to an otherwise forgotten history. This landmark has an expanding capacity of 50,000 residents many of which work on the shipyard while others contribute to the society in other ways. At one point during an endless cycle of labor and rebirth a ship is completed as a representation of the society’s achievements in industry and culture. When a ship is completed and begins its journey, it takes with it memories and parts of the culture that created it, in an effort to spread those ideals to other parts of the world. First and foremost, the “Depositorium” is a new society and a new way of imagining the city of tomorrow, a heterotopian vision of a new model of habitation and social structure.


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Stair City

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Urban Biotopologies


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Towards a new Eroticism of Space The Masters

The issue, really, is the absence of the erotic city. It forces us to ask: what do our spaces reflect about our treatment of sexuality? Where are the public city brothels? Why aren’t we holding drunken orgy celebrations open to all? Post-‘Sins of the flesh’ West creates a public suppression of sexuality and eroticism. There is barely open talk of eroticism, let alone (public) spaces of eroticism. Our lack of public erotic spaces reflects our general maltreatment of eroticism. The only exceptions for publicly accessible erotic-spaces are ones where sexuality is commoditized. Brothels, strip clubs, several brothels (red light districts) are the few examples. It seems moral issues over eroticism can be put aside if there are financial incentives.


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I do not argue for public erotic spaces, I argue for communal erotic spaces. A public space is still within authoritative control. It is not so much a problem that there aren’t civic orgies, but it is a problem that there aren’t San Franciscan type bathhouses where strangers can engage in kinky sex with each other. There is value in that erotic spaces are not civic spaces. The value of even a private erotic space is partly due to its ability to be beyond formal control. The semi-autonomous and communal aspects of San Franciscan bathhouses make it a prime example. We need to keep the semi-autonomous part of the current state of eroticism and make it communal. The opportunity still exists for the creation of semi-autonomous communal erotic spaces. The pop-up orgy? The instant bathhouse? Hieros Gamus night?


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Hotel in Marakesh


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Portfolio Stefanos Ziras