Friday, 12 June 2015 14:16

PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE IN PAFOS

The form of the bridge is a continuous line that results from a sequence of transformations of a simple transverse line cross­ing the avenue. The first transformation is derived from the vehicular traffic flows that distort the form into two bends. The presence of the adjacent temple to the south creates a further distortion, resulting in the main observation area, with panoramic views of the temple and the archaeological sites on the horizon. The final distortion is informed by the shape of the site itself. The linear sidewalks are reconfigured to form entry and exit areas to the bridge, the shaded areas and the landscape, at the beginning and end of the journey.

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Friday, 12 June 2015 14:16

PUBLIC MARKET IN LARNAKA

We replace the notion of linear movement along a frontage of stalls, with a meandering route amongst the multi-coloured market products, the visitor’s wandering guided by the smells and light. A visitor’s presence in the market is elevated from a simple commercial transaction into an urban experience of continuous interplay between people and prod­ucts, light and shade, solid and void. We create a market whose boundary with the sur­rounding city is not prescribed by a single entry point, but is instead defined by the very urban fabric which surrounds it. Essentially, the urban continuities of streets penetrate the market to create new ways for the visitor to participate seamlessly in both a commercial and urban experience. The market is a building for the municipality, the citizens of which can freely enter from any point they want. From the adjacent square they continue their way into the city. Creating a flowing space of which the limits are diffused in the city and its surroundings, we achieve the essential connection of the square with the building, al­lowing us to refer to it as a market square.
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Friday, 12 June 2015 14:16

REFORMATION OF "G.S.P" AREA IN CYPRUS

The old GSP Stadium is located on perhaps the most central axis of Nicosia and is surrounded by the most important public buildings of the city, such as the Ministry of Finance, the building of the Cyprus Theatre Organisation (THOC) and the Parliament. The proposal for this area derives from the structural transformation of the level of the park, coplanar to the entry level of the THOC building and the urban landscape, coplanar to the city level. These two superimposed levels, the natural and the artificial, constitute a dynamic field of transformation and interaction, which is strongly affected by the parameters of the site area. The natural level curves and descends to the level of the city while the urban-artificial rises to the level of the park. In this way the two different systems are intertwined, forming a new terrain. The applied forces on the natural and urban levels are different from one another in intensity and geometry. The entrance and the cafeteria of the THOC building, the longitudinal movement of Evagoras Avenue and the functionality of the project, constitute the various parameters that define the applied dynamics. This gives a topological continuous surface that connects all points of interest in a single system.
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Friday, 12 June 2015 14:16

TUSCAN VILA IN EKALI

The residence is located in a three acres land, filled with olives and golden meadows, in Ekali. The challenge in this project was to meet the customer's contradictory requests for the design of a building in Tuscan order and with large windows. After carefully studying the structure of the Tuscan order buildings and their landscaping we were able to comprehend the basic synthetic rules, relating to the few and small apertures, the peripheral arcade and the variety of volumes. We decided to create a double shell, based on the rule of the peripheral arcade and the variety of patios which we use for the lighting of lounge spaces. During the project we tried to integrate conceptual elements of the Tuscan order with a design logic that expresses a contemporary vision of living.
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Friday, 12 June 2015 14:16

GREEK-FRENCH SCHOOL IN ATHENS

The main intention of the study is to develop the object using the terms of landscape design. In order to convert the building configuration into the landscape, the proposal uses an 'intermediate' element, which can be referential to both the terrain, as well as to the building structure. The main element used was a folding structure which covers the of buildings, in correspondence with the forms of the natural relief and in continuation with them. The group of buildings proposed, is formed as a structured limit between the constructed and the natural. The landscape, the folding structure and the limit, are supplemented by the terms of the continuity or flow, which are important in order to ensure the operational sequence between the individual parts of the composi­tion. The idea of continuity and flow, is reinforced by the form of the folding roof, which apart from the visualization of flow, is associated with the foliage of trees, with high planting at the level of natural soil or with lower plantings at higher levels. This achieves the visual and kinet­ic transfer from ground level to the level of the roof, fulfilling the initial promise for the treatment of buildings as elements of the landscape.
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Friday, 12 June 2015 14:16

"LIOPETRI" FISHING REFUGE IN CYPRUS

Our proposal for the natural park Potamos in Liopetri is based on the interaction of different planning systems arising from both the geometry of space, and the specific functions that are required. In the park we propose a variety of inner circulation depending on the natural environment. Those intuitions as well as the different programmatic functions, form a grid of points and lines which are the scars on the landscape orientation. The study area is produced by the helical riverbed that forms a new reality every time it fills with water. This provides a landscape in constant transformation for the whole area.
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