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Idea by

Matthieu Prat, Thanassis Benos-Palmer

http://www.kassandras.org

kassandras 20, Athens, Greece
Matthieu Prat is the founder of Diplomates studio and co-founder of Kassandras space (Athens, Greece). Thanassis Benos -Palmer is student at Patras Architecture School (Greece) and initiated the Hellastock architecture festival in Athens.

Kassandras


The derelicted

Kassandras


The derelicted
Long-Term Ephemeral : the idea of a halt taking over a permanent settlement.

With its abandoned construction sites and unfinished buildings, the city of Athens, and, on a wider scale, Greece, offer a major potential for the development of a case-specific methodology for activating or converting these lost « territories ».

With its last unfinished floors, KASSANDRAS' building is a perfect mock up to experiment and to explore new strategies of intervention in what already exists : the abandoned.

With its workshop and in-house facilities to develop, prototype and produce, responding thus to a variety of construction needs, Diplomates' methodology is thought as a laboratory for architectural and sustainable design through 1:1 and site-specific constructions. It aims to test out and share in real time design applied within Kassandras building.

By revitalizing un abandoned building, Diplomates aims to contribute bringing the users back into the process of building and using architecture as a pretext for a cultural and social act.



Produced at KASSANDRAS, this skeletal version of a Greek kiosk uses a customized steel connector designed by Diplomates Studio. A versatile centerpiece providing shelter and hosting the bar or a dj booth, the structure of the kiosk will expand and serve both as an anchor and a matrix for the rehabilitation of the entire building.

Kassandras


The derelicted

Kassandras


The derelicted
Long-Term Ephemeral : the idea of a halt taking over a permanent settlement.

With its abandoned construction sites and unfinished buildings, the city of Athens, and, on a wider scale, Greece, offer a major potential for the development of a case-specific methodology for activating or converting these lost « territories ».

With its last unfinished floors, KASSANDRAS' building is a perfect mock up to experiment and to explore new strategies of intervention in what already exists : the abandoned.

With its workshop and in-house facilities to develop, prototype and produce, responding thus to a variety of construction needs, Diplomates' methodology is thought as a laboratory for architectural and sustainable design through 1:1 and site-specific constructions. It aims to test out and share in real time design applied within Kassandras building.

By revitalizing un abandoned building, Diplomates aims to contribute bringing the users back into the process of building and using architecture as a pretext for a cultural and social act.



Produced at KASSANDRAS, this skeletal version of a Greek kiosk uses a customized steel connector designed by Diplomates Studio. A versatile centerpiece providing shelter and hosting the bar or a dj booth, the structure of the kiosk will expand and serve both as an anchor and a matrix for the rehabilitation of the entire building.


Idea by

Matthieu Prat, Thanassis Benos-Palmer
kassandras 20
Athens
Greece
Matthieu Prat is the founder of Diplomates studio and co-founder of Kassandras space (Athens, Greece). Thanassis Benos -Palmer is student at Patras Architecture School (Greece) and initiated the Hellastock architecture festival in Athens.