3, serpantina, Holon Design Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel, 2015.
Here again, we notice less the obvious interdisciplinarity of practices between art, architecture and urbanism, than the proof of a flourishing context.
We were intrigued by the crazy parcelling of the city in familial mini-plots; built individually, with the blessing of the Athens City Hall, which tried to avoid a real urban policy and which continues to survive on this heritage.
In 2016 it is towards Athens that our attention must converge; in 2017 it is in Athens that we need.The roadmap for this dual exhibition has been entitled Documenta 14: Learning From Athens.Our first reflex as specialised consultants is to encourage this architectural scene to federate itself, even informally, because ignorance of their current or mutual problems and a scarcity of opportunities to meet struck.Accustomed to distrusting governments and political parties, these players seem to forget that their work is part of what we call a vision for the community and public service.But myriad other aspects caught our attention in the Greek capital.Alejandro Aravena was one of the hundred architects invited by ordos to take part in a project lead by Ai Weiwei in Inner Mongolia.Yet many of them have an international visibility and their work is being recognized abroad.To do so, the first rooms of the exhibition are dedicated to the early urban plans of Athens dating back to the end of the XIXth century, to then focus and question artistic proposals.5 8 Projects for Athens, Point Supreme architects, 13th International Architecture Biennale Venice, 2012.4, olive oil factory, Pylos, Dimitris Thomopoulos architect, 2015.1, pier Vittorio Aureli, Maria. .7, exposition Ametria au Musée Benaki, Pireos St, 12 juin 11 octobre.Other aspects are quite noticeable on the streets of Athens, such as the manifest lack of green spaces and playgrounds or the large number of abandoned plots and salubrious, run down buildings.Meanwhile, at the Benaki Museum, the exhibition Ametria 7, displayed by the Foundation deste, intends to explore the radicality and the immoderation in action.Giudici, Platon Issaias, From Dom-ino to Polykatoikia, Domus 962 / October 2012.
He belonged as well to the eight teams invited to work on the pilgrimage route of the Ruta del Pelegrino.
Meanwhile, the brand new National Museum of Contemporary Art 6 that was delivered in August in Athens will not open, since there was no mone to run the museum.
We also believe that there is no better way to design the future than to design it ourselves.They practice an architecture with strong links to industrial and archaeological heritage as well as its landscape (Dimitris Thomopoulos) 4, which is inventive if not subversive (Point Supreme) 5, while developing a research and teaching project between Athens, Patras and Cyprus.By addressing french and greek institutions and foundations that play a key role today in Greece, such as the mayor of Athens or more strategically, his successor.In Athens we were struck by the reality of the Polykatoika model (compared by researchers at the Berlage Institut 1 to the Dom-Inno of Le Corbusier highlighting its potential for appropriation and extension).Indeed, under the influence of its artistic director Adam Szymczyk, the next five-yearly Kassel event Documenta will be concours crous lille held for the first time of its history both in Kassel and in Athens.Point Supreme, to whom AA magazine devoted 12 pages in 2012 written by the Director of the Pavilion de lArsenal 2, has been invited to participate in this years Architecture Biennale of Chicago.The first step would be to share their experiences and then jointly develop the beginnings of a manifesto or recommendations they could address to the public authorities.It has developed projects in the Netherlands and also recently in Tel Aviv.We wish to federate French and greek institutions, investors, foundations, universities, architects, journalists and critics around a new project Learning from Athens A Report that will be launched during the Venice Biennale 2016 in line with the concrete actions wanted by its exhibition manager Alejandro.
We were also surprised by the quasi-absence of large real estate development programs that the familial parcelling implies.
An adept of radical solutions and brave incursions into extreme environments. .
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