Series of vitraux titled Shame, on the facade of Club K44, located in Athens, Greece, by Italian street artist Borondo.
Artist previously feat. here.
70–60 BC Greek life-size marble statues, raised from the Antikythera Ship-wreck found by a team of sponge divers in 1900.The parts buried by the sand are exceptionally preserved while the rest of the Parian marble was disfigured by stone-eating organisms.
The first diver to lay eyes on the shipwreck described the scene as a heap of rotting corpses and horses lying on the sea bed,
From the exhibition Antikythera Shipwreck, the Ship, the Treasures, the Mechanism, at the National Archaeological Museum of Athens, photos by WeWasteTime.
previously: the Antikythera Mechanism
Digital artworks by Greek artist Vasilios Paspalis
Brilliant handmade collages by Greek artist George Bogiatzidis
Private residence in Kifissia, Greece designed by Tense Architecture Network, aka architects Tilemachos Andrianopoulos, Kostas Mavros and Nestoras Kanellos.
Photographs by Filippo Poli
The architect suggests a museum entirely below the ground surface, build in a now invisible 17m high gap between two walls of the rocks’ phases, the Mycenaean and the Classical when the Acropolis’ rock was significantly expanded to it’s current retaining wall.
Uncovered by early 20th century excavations between the two walls, this gap today is visible only through a series of shafts left by the archaeologists (scroll for photos).These shafts and the now buried gap between the two retaining walls of the acropolis became the site for Christos Papoulias’ Erichthonean Museum of Acropolis proposal.
The museum would inhabit the south and south east part of the Acropolis plateau and could be visible only through it’s entrance. One of the existing caves would offer an exit down to the south side of the acropolis hill, leading the visitor to the fascinating but mostly overlooked theater of Dionysus and other important archaeological sites like the Odeion of Perikles, the choregic monuments, the Asklepieion, the stoa of Eumenes and the Odeion of Herodes Atticus.
The walls of Erichthonean museum would be the originally visible base 17m high base of the Parthenon and the floor a series of carefully placed platforms, would mimic the roughly poured concrete that the archaeologists have long used to make the slippery rock accesible to visitors.
Christos Papoulias on his project: I called this project the Erichthonean Museum of Acropolis as a way of separating myself from what I considered mistaken museological ideas in the official competition program from the new museum. I worked with a new museological idea which took into consideration the city, the archaeological site and the topological characteristics.
photos of the shafts from the early 20th century excavations and the 17m high base of the Parthenon.
previously on the archaeological site of Acropolis: Theseum
Electronic Urbanism, an avant-garde speculative project on town planning and electronics, by Takis Zenetos (1926-1977), the brilliant architect who designed some of the most beautiful buildings in Greece during the 60′s and early 70′s.
The basic idea of Electronic Urbanism, which Zenetos designed, developed and investigated from 1952 to 1974, is the creation of a system with diverse levels and locations for different urban functions, primarily residential, suspended from natural environments (as cantilevers or mountains) and integrated with all communications technologies, that allow wide-ranging connections among people and social groups.
A 3D model from Electronic Urbanism project, by Y. Orfanos and D. Papadopoulos in 2003.
Scans by Stavros Koulis, via bldgblog + brp – Barcelona
Greek /english link on Takis Zenetos work here
More @ Angelos Floros issuu docs:
ΑΚΟΛΟΥΘΙ aka The attendants, ongoing study on prostitution and trafficking by Greek photographer Myrto Papadopoulos.
” The reason, which made me launch this study, was the immediate increase of porn films in Greece in 2009 at the beginning of the financial crisis.. Many people are involved in the sex industry, some by choice but others by force. Greece continues to be on the primary gateways for illegal immigrants to enter the European Union and is described as a key entry point for people smuggling networks. One report suggests up to 90% of victims trafficked into the European member states will end up in the sex industry..According to the Hellenic Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the rate of Aids in Greece has gone up 60 percent since 2010..”
PLZ find more and support artist’s project on Emphas.is
Previously: Tokyo hotel by Nathalie Daoust
The design -inspired by the architectural values of the building hosting the events- offers various morphological properties. Besides the full or half version of the kiosk, user can easily create different types of desks or stands, according to function and location, by subtracting or adding certain parts.
Designs and model photos following.
blaqkblaqkblaqk3 by Blaqk aka Greek graphic designers & street artists Simek and Greg Papagrigoriou.
Previously: Patterns explosion collage
This is not something brand new for the word but it is the first time it is done in Athens: BASE Jump from Apollo tower in Riancour street. The video ignited multiple reactions and comments about the legitimacy of this action coming from a number of prudent citizens who demand that the jumper gets arrested and punished; claiming reasons of safety and security. WWT wants to comment that BASE jump, like any other urban sport, such as parkour, skate or bmx offers new readings of the urban landscape, breaks the borders of regular and organized urban behaviour and as such it bears risk (mainly for the doer) but also responsibility .Unfortunately prudent citizens assume that everybody except them is irresponsible or perhaps they are green with envy for not having the guts to jump themselves!
A video on the gut renovation of an old 34 m2 studio with small garden, in Athens Greece, by designer Werner Maritsas aka elasticeye aka myself. The footage was originaly made for Kristen Dirksen and featured at Faircompanies as “Athens tiny home grows with built-in furniture & fluid garden“.
Above a version edited by another member of our team, harisla aka architect Haris Lalousis.
The aim was to create a spacious, minimal and open space, out of an old and rather dark urban tinny appartment. Scroll down for photos
January 2013 Syntagma Square -the commercial and governmental heart of- Athens, Greece. Photo WWT.