An apartment in 1987
Upon entering the pavilion, visitors will find themselves walking straight into a living room belonging to a typical Greek apartment circa 1987. There, they will find an accurate representation of a teenager’s room as well as a kitchen. Visitors will be able to move around the apartment as if it is their own. Within it, they will come across innovations and changes that occurred at homes throughout the decade, household and elements of home life in the 80’s. There will also be traces of previous decades incorporated in the setup.
Architecture, urban planning, public works
A concise presentation of developments in the urban fabric and countryside both in terms of architectural trends and state policies. The identity of the 80s multi-apartment building as well as small and large public projects (Olympic Athletic Center of Athens [OAKA], Peace and Friendship Stadium [SEF], flyovers) will enter into dialogue with important residential regulatory interventions by the state, such as the legalization of buildings constructed without legal permits. Special focus will be paid to the management and rebuilding of the city of Kalamata after the devastating earthquake it suffered in 1986.
Apartment Design: Yiannis Karachalios, Elisavet Plaini
Research Assistants: Sofia Iatrou, Artemis Papadopoulou, Natalia Vlachopoulou, Christos-Georgios Kritikos
Kostas Tsiambaos is an architect and a Senior Lecturer at the National Technical University of Athens where he teaches History of Architecture. He studied in Athens (NTUA) and New York (Columbia University). His research focuses on concepts and interpretative tools used in philosophy, political theory and psychology and the way they can be applied in learning and researching the theory and history of modern architecture. His writings have been published in Greek and international science journals as well as in collective volumes. His research and architectural projects have been presented in Greece and abroad and have received distinctions in both Panhellenic and European architectural competitions. In 2010 his book “Structures of vision, from Doxiadis’ theory to Pikionis' work” was published by Potamos publications. In 2013, he co-edited the book “The Modern in the thought and arts of the 20th century”, alongside Vaso Kindi and Panagiotis Tournikiotis. In summer 2017 a complete and revised edition of his PhD thesis in English titled "From Doxiadis' theory to Pikionis’ work: reflections of Antiquity in Modern Architecture" is scheduled to be published by Routledge.