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LANGUAGES GRE

Native Speaker

Born: 07 October 1988 Nationality: Greek / Canadian Gender: Male Currently: Post graduate Student

RUS

Native Speaker

CONTACT

235C Kilburn Park Rd. NW6 5LG, London, UK

atheodorakakis88@gmail.com

+44 7873907626

tasostheodorakakis1 linkedin.com/in/tasos-theodorakakis

Digital portfolio and CV available at: issuu.com/tasostheodorakakis

ENG

C2, University of Cambridge - IELTS University of Michigan - ECPE

FRE

A2, Centre International d’Études Pédagogiques - DELF

SURVEY SKILLS Sketch Measurement 3d scanning (Pharo, Scene, MeshLAB) Theodolite Ortho-photogrametry (Agisoft)

DESIGN SYNTHESIS Concept development Architectural drawing Architectural Model Collage (mixed media)

SOFTWARE SKILLS OS Windows, Mac M.OFFICE Excel, Outlook, Power Point, Word AUTODESK

AutoCAD (2d, 3d), Maya (Mental Ray)

MC NEEL Rhinoceros LUXION Keyshot GOOGLE Sketchup ADOBE

InDesign, Illustrator, Lightroom, Photoshop

FABRICATION 3d Printing, Lazer Cutting

INTERESTS Windsurf, Sailing, Snowboard Crafts, Photography, Drums


EDUCATION

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2016-

The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, London / UK

2017

MA Architecture and Historic Urban Environments

2007-

Architecture Department, University of Patras / Greece

2013

Diploma in Architecture / Grade: Very good (8.43/10)

2007-

Lyceum of Areopolis, Lakonia / Greece

2013

Grade: Very good 17.5/20 (Apolytirion)

F R E E L A NC E / A F F I LI AT I ON S Survey of London Alexandras str. 8, Athens 10682 2017

A2 Architects [S. Anyfantis] Alexandras str. 8, Athens 10682 2016

2017

“3D Laser Scanning Workshop/ Building Heritage” B-Scan - Bartlett School of Architecture, UK

2010

“Design of an Industrial Object” Architecture Department- University Greece

[Stage 1-2]

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Patras

2016

“Motel-House in Kea” [Stage 1-3] Residence in Kea [Tzia] island/ Greece

2015

“House in Folegandros” [Stage 1-2] Residence in Folegandros island/ Greece Personal Work

20152016

PRO FESSION A L E X PE RIE NCE 11.2015- Assistant Architect: Aspa Design [S.Tsaggaratos] 08.2016 Dafnomili str. 16-18, Athens 11471 “AVIS Hellas” [Stage 0-4] Refurbishment of companies retail shops Refurbishment of Company’s headquarters [Architectural Design, Construction Drawings] “Hellenicon Metropolitan Park” [SOA] Integrated plan for sustainable urban development Illustration design for IPSUD Booklet 03.2015 Assistant Architect: I. Dimopoulos, C. Laskaris 10.2015 Construction Company, Omirou str.60, Athens 10672

[P. Photiadis]

“Platonos 28” [Stage 0-4] Nursery home in Pefki, Athens/ Greece Tethron A.T.E. [Yannis Charbilas] Saripolou Nikolaou str.11, Athens 10682

2015

“Sanatorium Mana” Sanatorium survey in Tripoli/ Greece

[Stage 0-1]

Nullstellen Laboratory [Tasos Govatsos, Chrisanthi Asproulopoulou] Miltiadou str.18, Athens 10560 20152016

“Kinono” [Stage 0-6] Multi-use coffee house in Athens/ Greece

2016

“Vertical House” Residence in Athens/ Greece

2015

“Sparta Groves Pavilion” [Stage 0-4] Exhibition Pavilion Shanghai/ China

[ Architectural Drawings, Illustrations] [3d Visualization, survey]

[ Drawings, Lazer Cutting] [Model making Illustrations]

“Dermatological office” Office in Kifisia, Athens/ Greece +3 Architects [L. Laskaridou] Omirou str. 60, Athens 11471

WORKSHOPS

05.2015 Junior Architect: Wedesign 08.2015 Karaiskaki str. 7, Athens 15451

“St Phillips Church” [Theodolite survey] Survey of Gothic Church, Whitechapel/ London

[Stage 0-4]

PANK Architecture [Pantelis Kampouropoulos] Vironos str. 17, Rhodes 85100 20142015

“Emporiou Square” [1st prize] Public square competition in Serres/ Greece

2012

“Rethink Athens” [shortlist] Public square competition in Athens/ Greece


COMPETITIONS

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2017

“Fragments of Archiving” [To be Announced] ISARCH Awards: International awards for architecture students

2012

“Neutral Ground” [Short List] Rethink Athens- Towards a new city center, Greece European Architectural Competition [two stages] Onnasis Foundation

2017

“Observation Indicators” [ 3rd Prize ] Observatory Houses, Roccascalegna Castle, Italy Open International Competition Young Architects Competitions

2012

“A1” - COB Madrid: Coworking Building in Madrid, Spain Open International Competition Arquideas Competitions

2011

“The Path” - TAP Santorini: Tourist Accommodation Prototype Open International Competition Arquideas Competitions

2011

“The Bridge Museum” [Short List] IMOV Lanzarote: International Museum of Volcanoes in Lanzarote Open International Competition Arquideas Competitions

2016

“Prometheus Topos” - Restoration at the limit of Rehabilitation: Reuse of former lignite mining areas in the region of Western Macedonia, Greece Open National Competition, Management of Studies Lignite Center of Western Macedonia

2015

“Pharos 28” - Concordia Lighthouse Competition Open International Competition, Matterbetter

2015

Medical School of the University of Nicosia, Cyprus Collaboration with Patronis Architects: Model making Open International Competition, Cyprus

2015

“Emporiou Square” [ 1st Prize ] Design of the Emporiou square in Serres, Greece Open National Competition, Serres Municipality

2013

“The City of Gaita” [ 1st Prize ] Exploring the Boundaries: Mesolonghi 2013, Greece National Student Competition, Erodioi and Mesolonghi Municipality

2013

“Conscious View” [ Honorable Mention ] SNFCC Visitor Center, Greece National Student Competition, Stavros Niarchos foundation

2013

“Re-Quarring” - D3: Housing of Tomorrow 2013 Open International Competition, D3 Competitions

2012

“Cogs” [Short List] Poster competition for the “7th interdisciplinary inter university conference of the N.T.U.A. and the N.T.U.A. M.I.R.C.: Integrated Development in Greece in an era of Multidimensional Crisis. Causes, Responsibilities, Proposals, Measures, Actions and Perspectives” National under and post-graduate student competition Metsovion Interdisciplinary Research Center M.I.R.C. of the N.T.U.A. (National Technical university of Athens)


EXHIBITIONS 2017

2017

2016

2014

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2012

2012

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“Post-Past Pre-Future” MA Architecture & Historic Urban Environments, The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL 20-27.10.2017, London, UK Project: “Fragments of Archiving” Design Thesis 2017 “Historic Urban Landscapes Exhibition” The Bartlett School of Architecture 24.04.2017, London, UK Project: “Recorder- [ing] Shadows” Design Studio 2017 Project: “Soho, Design Research” Design Studio 2016 “Proposals for the Emporiou square Competition” Serres Municipality, Serres, Greece Project: “Emporiou Square” Competition 2015 “Imagine the city: Patras”, Palimpsiston team Makina cafe 07.10.2014, Patras, Greece “What is a Palimpsest ?” Tasos Theodorakakis Project: “City, Palimpsest and Identity” Presentation “Imagine the city: Mesolonghi 2013”, Exhibition, Presentation and seminar. Xenokrateio Megaron Exhibition, Mesolonghi, Greece Project: “The City of Gaita” Competition 2013 “Student architectural competitions 2013” Department of Architecture, University of Patras, Greece Project: “Re-Quarring” Competition 2013 Project: “Conscious View” Competition 2013 Project: “The City of Gaita” Competition 2013 “SNFCC visitor center”, Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Exhibition of the architectural proposals in Onassis Cultural Centre Project: “Conscious view” Competition 2013 “Rethink Athens- Towards a new city center” Onassis Foundation, Exhibition of the architectural proposals in: Onassis Cultural Centre, Athens 28.02-10.03.2013 Metro Station Syntagma, Athens 14.03- 26.03.2013 Stoa Arsakeiou, Athens 19.02-10.03.2013 Project: “Neutral Ground” Competition 2012

PUBLICATIONS 2016

“Soho, Design Research”

2015

Mentioned in: Evans, M. “Why architects need to master the skill of storytelling”. 20 December 2016 Available at: bdonline.co.uk “Emporiou Square” Competition 2015 www.serresland.gr www.greekarchitects.gr www.teetkm.gr www.sadas-pea.gr DOMES 04 16

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“1st Architecture Biennale of Thessaloniki: Architecture and the city in SE Europe” Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art 18.01-26.02.2012 Project: “Route 11” Design Studio 2012

Design Research Studio

news web site e-magazine web archives architecture web site architecture magazine

“Vathia of Lakonia”

Diploma Thesis 2013

www.arch.upatras.gr web site of Architecture Department- University of Patras www.greekarchitects.gr e-magazine 2013

“The City of Gaita”

Competition 2013

www.arch.upatras.gr web site of Architecture Department- University of Patras 2013

“Conscious view”

Competition 2013

www.arch.upatras.gr web site of Architecture Department- University of Patras 2012

“Route 11”

Design studio 2011

a2610 #08 Architecture Department University of Patras Biannual News Bulletin www.arch.upatras.gr web site of Architecture Department- University of Patras 2012

“Students Projects- Participation of the Architecture department of University of Patras”, 13rd Architecture Bienalle, Biennale di Venezia, 2012 Exhibition in the Italic Pavilion, Giardini, Venice Project: “Polykatoikia” Design Studio 2009 “Groundworks”, Architecture department- University of Patras, Exhibition of student projects in Old municipal Hospital Patras 14.03-30.03.2012 Project: “Route 11” Design Studio 2012

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“Public Library of Patras” “The Shape of the Universe” “The Bridge Museum” “The Wall (Teixos)”

Design Design Design Design

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a2610 #06,07 Architecture Department University of Patras Biannual News Bulletin www.arch.upatras.gr web site of Architecture Department- University of Patras 2012

“A Polykatoikia for cyclists” Design studio 2009 “A House and a dog care centre” Design studio 2009 a2610 #06,07 Architecture Department University of Patras Biannual News Bulletin www.arch.upatras.gr web site of Architecture Department- University of Patras


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Fragments of Archiving I 2017 Academic [Design] MAHUE, Bartlett- Major Project Recorded-[ing] Shadows I 2017 Public Square MAHUE, Bartlett- Design Studio Motel

I 2016

Residence in Kea island Collaboration: +3 Architects Kinono

I 2014

Multi-use coffee house in Athens Collaboration: Nullstellen Lab. Observation Indicators

I 2017

Housing 3rd Prize Collaboration: J. Aguinagalde, K.Z. Papanikolaou

Neutral Ground

I 2012

Urban Design Shortlist Collaboration: N. Skantzouris, K. Kosmas, P. Kampouropoulos City, Palimpsest, Identity I 2012 Academic [Essay] Research Dissertation Vathia of Lakonia Academic [Design] Diploma Thesis

I 2013

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SAMPLE WORKS


FRAGMENTS OF ARCHIVING

2017

Inte r ve nti o n i n St . D u n s t an Lo n do n , UK Type: Location:

Academic/ Major Project St Dunstan in the East, London UK

Super visor : Hannah Cor le tt What is the nature and role of historic sites in cities today? How can these places be understood, and adapted to today’s life? How could we re-use them? What part of their nature should we preserve or forget? The work explores the above concerns through a compositional exercise at such a palimpsest place in the City of London; in the public garden of St. Dunstan in the East, a park in a ruin that stands as what’s been left of the former St. Dunstan in the East Church. The intention here is not simply to preserve the existing, nor to oppose the new layer to the old. The thesis attends to explore how this layer could become a tool for both preserving such an environment and at the same time encouraging further transformation in the future. It is more like a ‘Progressive Preservation’. St Dunstan in the East is proposed to become a new archive centre through a new architectural layer, to become a point of knowledge, of interaction, of spectacle and at the same time, to reveal the essence of memory which is currently in oblivion.

01. Methods of documenting the church

02. Survey Survey of of the the church church with using3D 3DScan Scan[Axonometric] method [Plan] 02. 8


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West entrance to the garden

The ruin as an archive

Blockage of the door indicating its former use as a window

3D replica of the former column of the church’s interior The West window is being ‘lifted’ in order to provide a clear view to the London Monument 3D Replica of the former piscina

Pinnacle

3D replica of the former church bells

Staircase: entrance from the North-west part.

Former upper floor of the church. Staircase that leads to the upper floor of the church

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Traces of the removed windows are being introduced 3D replica of the former column of the church’s interior

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3D replica of the former church bells

12. Intervention: Archive IV [Axonometric]

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A Window becomes a door

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3D replica of stone piscina

Blockage of the door indicating its former use as a window

169 Insertion of a 3D replica in the north west part of the church [Axonometric]

A Window becomes a balconi

11. Insertion of 3d replicas of fragments that are absent

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151 Interventions on the windows of the church [Axonometric] 114

152 Interventions on the windows of the church [Section - Plan] 115


15. South part of the park: The wall becomes an archive and hints the structural problem that once lead to the church’s destruction 13


RECORDED- [ING] SHADOWS

2017

P ublic S qu ar e D e s i g n i n L o n do n , UK Type: Location:

Academic/ Design Studio Elms of Smithfield, London UK Artificial Lights

Super visor : Hannah Cor le tt Distinction: [Scor e 78/100]

Public spaces are ‘places’ of memories and traces. They are in fact, the ‘depositories’ of public memory. They act as a canvas for the city to record its past and interact through its presence. Memory is expressed in these spaces in multiple ways (statue, event, form, orientation etc). Overall, they summarize the identity of the city, as a palimpsest that is constantly changing. Architecture, as a form of mimesis, often is a tool of revealing what is absent and what needs to be remembered. This project is an exercise of such a case, in a public space where older historic traces are expressed spatially in a new structure [Layer A]. This new structure - acts as a ‘machine’ for defining the new, ephemeral traces [Layer B]. The new space is a recorder, a palimpsest of both its past and its present. The exercise takes place in the Elms of Smithfield, a rounded park (Duke’s Garden) over Smithfield car park which is currently isolated from its surrounding contexts. The park needs to regain its relationship with the city through a new ground (recorder) for new traces - possible memories.

The Sieve

Supporting columns

Layer A + Layer B = Recorder of memory

01. Recorded [-ing] Shadows / Concept Collage

Underground park

02. Diagram of the intervention in explosion [Axonometric] 14


03. Longitudinal Section / The Park during Day-time

04. Recorded [-ing] Shadows / The Park During Night 15


2016

MOTEL

Residence in Tzia island, Greece Type: Location: Partners: Participation: Link:

Professional - Residential Tzia [Kea] island, Cyclades +3Architects [Lia Laskaridou] Stages 0-2 https://issuu.com/tasostheodorakakis

This project is about a re-use of an unfinished construction in Kea island. The client requested a design proposal that would reconstruct the structure in order for it to serve the needs of a summer residence. Given the size of the structure, that appeared to be in no harmony with the landscape, the design intention was to make the house as less evident as possible and at the same time to make almost no alterations to the existing reinforced concrete structure. The design proposes a series of retaining walls (a typical element of the Cycladic landscape) on the ground floor which form the residence’s common spaces. The house is split into two units forming a garden in the middle which is adjusted with the slope, making the landscape part of the outdoor space. On the first floor, tree individual white volumes (the minimum signifier of a home) accommodate the bedrooms demanded by the client and stand as the most evident part of the house. A central swimming area is proposed as a point of relaxation where the gaze meets the ocean.

02. Proposal: Lounge + Kitchen

01. Island of Tzia [Kea], Cyclades

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M u lt i- u s e Co f f e e H o u se i n A t h e n s/ G r e ece Type: Professional - Entertainment Location: Koukaki, Athens, Greece Partners: Nullstellen Laboratory: Tasos Govatsos Chrisanthi Asproulopoulou Eleni Vagianou Participation: Stages 0-6 Link: http://nullstellen.com/ This project was a personal collaboration with Nullstellen Laboratory office and architect Eleni Vagianou about the conversion of groundfloor space into a Multi-use Coffee House in Athens. My involvement with the project was throughout the stages of the survey, the design of the proposal and partly through the construction. Since the client and owner of the place was a highly motivated artist the demand was to create a place of both coffee and art events. This lead to the intention of creating a relatively open and flexible space in order to serve as a coffee place but at the same time to be able to accomodate events, lectures and seminars, and exhibitions. This lead to the idea of compressing all the facilities into a compact space towards the inner wall. A part of a rotated ‘square’ was introduced as an inserted layer 1300 300 to accomodate the coffee bar, the kitchen and the water closet. Further facilities were accommodated in the basement. The central ‘square’ was out of concrete to distinguish itself from 800 the existing space which was left almost untouched. A central element, the coffee bar, was an element introduced made out 3800 of wooden tiles resembling a curtain.

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OBSER VAT O RY I ND I C AT O R S Obse r vato r y Ho u s e s Type: Competition: Location: Partners: Distinction: Link:

2017

Open National Competition Observatory Houses, YAC Roccascalegna , Italy Julen Aguinagalde López de Calle Konstantina. Z. Papanikolaou [3r d Pr ize] www.youngarchitectscompetitions.com

The main intention of design, is to introduce a system of inserted elements, spread in a way that they can act as viewport generators to the dramatic landscape and the historic elements that lay within. The way all volumes are designed, embraces the uniqueness of the nocturnal sky as a basic element, that values observation as a spatial experience, rather than an activity. The main guidelines of the intervention, refer to the observations made on site: The placement of the new dwellings, observatory houses, should stay on the “built ribbon” on the edge of the hill. The fortress settlement and the church are developed on the edge of the high crags of the hill, suggesting an inserted settlement that protects this coherency of built forms. Housing volumes lay on this edge. The insertion of a new centrality within the landscape, chosen strategically on a point that offers wide panoramic view of the settlements, both pre-existing and introduced by design. The introduced buildings are inspired by the structural vocabulary of the rich historic context of the fabric, mainly through study of archive church sections. The element of the arch, is embraced through all introduced interventions.

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Boulevard

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Type: Architectural Competition SYNTAGMA O M O N I A Competition: Re- Think Athens/ Onnasis foundation Location: Panepistimiou blv, Athens, Greece Partners: Nestoras Skantzouris VICE ORDER Konstantinos Kosmas Pantelis Kampouropoulos Distinction: [Shortlist] Panepistimiou Street is the most important spiritual lane of Athens, a role that has been forgotten by both AtheMONASTIRAKI nians and the street itself, and it connects the two opposing central points; Syntagma Square (order) and Omonoia Square (chaos). Cars hold the major role and high speeds set the pace for both vehicles and pedestrians to pass by with a lowered head. We must return to the citizen or visitor, the ability to walk in a neutral, calm, and solid area of the city, born out of the harmony of nature and construct; to think about the city one wants to live in. This can be achieved by losing the concrete and returning to the city’s original ground, the soil itself, which will bloom through plantation, infrastructure, and networking. The buildings found in the trilogy will get a more important role, externalizing part of their services onto the street axis through boxes of knowledge, which will be placed in relation to the spiritual institutions a few centimeters below the surface of the ground. Klauthmonos Square is transformed in a spherical, green hill, surrounded by a ring of traffic, and is connected to a circular archway that holds an urban garden of multiple uses. The planted hill will operate as a counterweight to the trilogy while remain connected to it via Korai Street, spotlighting the importance of the underground train station. Dikaiosynhs (Justice) Square is the extension of the sidewalk, inviting passersby and citizens to meet in its midst. The graded triangle deposit is the central element, which is used as a water collector for the watering network of the pedestrian precinct. Omonoia Square merges the floor plan of the existing square, with the previous version of a more recognizable circular shape. The water element returns in its center and the ground lanes break out to create short walls that reflect the city and its denizens, becoming the instrument of self-critique, aiming towards the approach of the ideal urban and socially healthy environment we would like to live in.

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02. The ideal Panepistimiou Boulevard

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TRILOGY

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Open Seminar and Lecture

Public Library

06. Six urban boxes: Intervention in the Trilogy of Athens 26

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Underground Laboratory


CITY - PALIMPSEST - IDENTITY

Research Essay Thesis Type:

2012

Academic/ Essay

Super visor : Yannis Aesopos Distinction:

[Scor e 9.8/10]

The object of this work is the study of the city as a complex whole which is being formed over time. The city is the mirror of a society which is evolving and therefore is being transformed in time and so, becomes a palimpsest formed from layers of history. These layers / fragments from different eras coexist and together form the reality of the present and the identity of the society. Unlike the object which is the city, the starting point of this thesis is the meaning of the word “palimpsest” which we will study, and is a metaphor widely used in architecture in order to describe the way the city evolves. Initially, we will refer to the concept of palimpsest and its relationship to architecture in order to understand that the palimpsest describes and refers to a certain kind of construction. Then, this structure is analyzed in order to identify and clarify the characteristics of its various stages and components. Afterwards, we will try to assign all this characteristics on the palimpsest of the city and analyze specific items and actions in time that transform the city into a complex whole. After studying these forms of transformations, the underlying reasons why the city is evolving in such a way and the characteristics of this complex whole, we shall raise the issue of identity as an emerging element of palimpsest which as we will see, “is constructed” along with the palimpsest of the city. Finally, in order to be more specific we shall use these elements of the structure, applying them in three cities. Each one being studied at a time that presents intense transformations, in order to help us distinguish stages of the layering process and how identity is formed through “construction”. This research aims to recognize the dynamic nature of the city and to decipher the fragments of various eras which coexist in its fabric. In a city which remembers its past, which constantly redefines and marks the present and thus, shapes the palimpsest that is the mirror of both its reality and its identity.

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FILMOGRAPHY Archimedes Palimpsest: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S19Xyjxl4fI, last visit : 5/6/2012 Palimpsest: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBWw0MeiycE, last visit : 31/7/2012 Palimpsest for Zebra Film Festival 2008, Berlin: http://vimeo.com/1910488, last visit: 26/7/2012 Robert Rauschenberg - Erased De Kooning: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpCWh3IFtDQ, last visit : 26/7/2012 28


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VATH IA of L A KONIA

2013

Landscape De s i gn i n M an i r e g i o n , G r e ece Type: Academic/ Final Design Thesis Location: Vathia, Mani region,Lakonia, Greece Partner: Konstantinos Nikolakopoulos Super visor : A t hanasios Spanomar idis Distinction: [Scor e 9.8/10] Link: http://www.arch.upatras.gr/ https://issuu.com/tasostheodorakakis The intervention in the abandoned village of Vathia in the region of Mani is to investigate the relationship between old and new and how these can coexist. Starting with specific traces in the landscape that trigger memory, five interventions are organized around Vathia, regenerating and transferring its meaning to present. Each trace represents an element of the settlement. An observatory encodes the landscape with reference to pirate leading a trek through the gorge towards Vathia. A monolith talks about the stone as an integral part of the landscape and serves as a cistern. A sum of underground sites reveals the original location of the village while at the same time houses a mill. A metal structure inside a military tower refers to local conflicts (Vendetta) through a folklore museum. The result is a series of interventions around the village in a dialectical relationship with it. A palimpsest. A coexistence. NEW LAYER + TRACES OF TIME = NEW CHRONICLE The new topography tells the story of Vathia which is ‘dead’ and of several interventions that guide the visitor to understand different aspect of the settlement. The visitor wanders, the new topography narrates, the “Moiroloi” is taking place and revives Vathia’s memory to present...

01. Vathia: the abandoned settlement

02. Narration of the settlement’s history through its landscape 30


03. Proposed topography with interventions

04. The interventions narrate the settlements history 31


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07. Intervention 3: A metal scaffolding is inserted in a tower and protects it from falling while at the same time narrates the local Vendetta. 32


08. Intervention 4: A new olive oil lab is being places underneath the ruins of the first settlement in the area highlighting it. 33


Intervention 1

Intervention 2

09. Physical models: Concrete, Plaster, Laser-cutted Metal, Card-board.

10. Section of the Landscape: The settlement and the interventions 34


Intervention 3

Intervention 4

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