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Ilias Oikonomakis - Angelos Siampakoulis

Athens, Greece
Ilias Oikonomakis is an architect and urban designer (AUTh, 2015, Diploma with honours). He currently studies at the MPhil in Architecture & Urban Design programme of the Architectural Association. Previously, he worked for Miralles Tagliabue EMBT. Angelos Siampakoulis is an architect (AUTh) and a SMArchS candidate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has collaborated with BIG, EMBT and 40.22 Architects.

Urban Sprawl Suffix


Urban Sprawl Suffix


Re-discussing the image of the Athenian Urban Landscape

This research project looks into the origins of Greek urban landscapes, a homogeneous form of urbanism shaped by the perpetual repetition of the apartment building type of ‘Polykatoikia’. The interventions are organized through two generic instruments: the Suffix and the Appendix. Τhe space upwards a city block is determined as the Suffix. In the case of the existence of an empty plot in the block unit, this three-dimensional space - from the ground level up to the top of the city block - is determined as the Appendix of the Suffix constituting the way of communication between the Suffix and the public street space. The Suffixes and the Appendixes have been conceived as places where practices of commoning can penetrate the city and mainly the lives of the inhabitants. They are places of collective edification, conflict and assertion; above all, they are acts of resistance in the contemporary undocumented urban land.


Urban Sprawl Suffix


Urban Sprawl Suffix


Re-discussing the image of the Athenian Urban Landscape

This research project looks into the origins of Greek urban landscapes, a homogeneous form of urbanism shaped by the perpetual repetition of the apartment building type of ‘Polykatoikia’. The interventions are organized through two generic instruments: the Suffix and the Appendix. Τhe space upwards a city block is determined as the Suffix. In the case of the existence of an empty plot in the block unit, this three-dimensional space - from the ground level up to the top of the city block - is determined as the Appendix of the Suffix constituting the way of communication between the Suffix and the public street space. The Suffixes and the Appendixes have been conceived as places where practices of commoning can penetrate the city and mainly the lives of the inhabitants. They are places of collective edification, conflict and assertion; above all, they are acts of resistance in the contemporary undocumented urban land.



Idea by

Ilias Oikonomakis - Angelos Siampakoulis
Athens
Greece
Ilias Oikonomakis is an architect and urban designer (AUTh, 2015, Diploma with honours). He currently studies at the MPhil in Architecture & Urban Design programme of the Architectural Association. Previously, he worked for Miralles Tagliabue EMBT. Angelos Siampakoulis is an architect (AUTh) and a SMArchS candidate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has collaborated with BIG, EMBT and 40.22 Architects.