Misbah Mahmood Y5

The Athens of Euripides | Athens, Greece | Unit 21 | 2019 Awarded Distinction for Thesis Click to see Thesis Click to see 4th year work Click images to zoom -> EURIPIDEAN LITERARY DEVICESEuripides, a playwright, was a major figure in Greek history and a part of an era when Athens was rich in culture and social identity. His contributions to theatre were pivotal and his works remain influential across

Ziyuan (Oliver) Zhu

High City, New Acropolis | Athens, Greece | Unit 21 | 2019 Click to see Design Realisation Literal transparency and adjacency in the architecture of government building often equated with figurative transparency, openness, accessibility and greater democracy. This is evident in buildings, such as The Casa del Fascio (Como, Italy) and The Reichstag. The project took inspiration from the public and political building in ancient Athens, such as Acropolis and

Minh Ngoc Tran

The Oculus | Athens, Greece | Unit21 | 2019 Click to see Thesis Click to see 4th year work The Oculus is a speculative Stock Exchange design based on the translation of the quantitative phenomenon in Athens, Greece. Additionally, the parameters derive from the unique human digital prints, the sun, and the collective stock movement. They are undergone an negotiation between pure algorithmic design and the realisation of space in

Pink Protpagorn

The Casino Garden | Piraeus, Greece | Unit 21 | 2019 Click to see Thesis Click to see 4th year work Click images to zoom -> Project 1 : Tax Evasion and Bribery in Athens The Greek financial crisis started in 2008. It was triggered by the structural weaknesses in the Greek economy; the main reason behind this was the culture of cheating, bribery and tax evasion. Even anticorruption officials

Nicholas Chrysostomou

Passports for Gold | Athens, Greece | Unit 21 | 2019 Click to see Design Realisation The proposal is for a homeless shelter in Athens built using the money from the Greek golden passport system which gives a Greek passport to foreign nationals that invest at least €2 million in property in Greece. This will use superfluous money from people that have enough money to buy a new nationality to

Julian Besems

Books as Bytes | Piraeus, Greece | Unit 21 | 2019 Click to see Design Realisation This project is not about the design of a single building, but the development of a software program that generates a building design based on user information. Click image to zoom–> The primary focus of the project is the development of such a program for a university libraries. In this the smallest spatial unit

Bethan Ring

Piraeus Cruise Terminal | Piraeus, Greece| Unit 21 | 2019 Click to see Design Realisation The shipping and cruise port in the Athens, Greece has recently been purchased by Chinese company COSCO as part of their ‘New Silk Road Initiative’ providing the opportunity for the transformation of the area as an important stop along this new trade route. Although the number of cruise passengers has doubled in recent years, the growth

James Potter

A City of Routes | Athens, Greece| Unit 21 | 2019 Click to see Design Realisation Heterotopia / he-ta-ra-ta-pia / – Spaces that have more layers of meaning or relationships in other places than immediately meets the eye. Athens is renowned and overwhelmed with ancient architecture, a city or ruins, relying on the fortune of its history, yet it ignores and forgets the present and future remains. What is the identity

Maya Chandler

Kinderkípos | Athens, Greece | Unit 21 | 2019 Click to see Design Realisation This project, entitled Kinderkípos, proposes a new kindergarten for children and their parents in Athens, which re-imagines one of the ancient schools of philosophy for today. Of the four flagship schools (Plato’s Academy, Aristotle’s Lyceum, Epicurus’ Garden, and Zeno at the Stoa Poikile), Epicurus’ Garden is the only one whose location is unknown. Therefore, this project replaces

Alexandra Campbell

Scaling Skalisma | Athens, Greece| Unit 21 | 2019 Click to see Design Realisation Situated in modern Athens, the building is a cross-programming of a public bathhouse and a community theatre, and I explored the use of natural stone processes of carving (skalisma) and finishes at different scales within the project. Both programs date back to Ancient Greek architecture that had striven to bring society together, while using marble and other

Qiyu (Jennifer) Ge

Vertical Greek Salad | Athens, Greece| Unit 21 | 2019 Click to see Design Realisation The project aims to liberate and regenerate public spaces for the local people and blur boundaries between public and private spaces to make community activities more affordable. In the era of postwar in Athens, 90% of the apartments were built in the system of Antiparochi (1959 law), in which a landowner could turn over the plot

Chengbin Shou

New Rovertou Galli Park | Athens, Greece| Unit 21 | 2019 Click to see Design Realisation The Project is a renovation project of Rovertou Galli Park in Athens which allows visitors to interactively determine the building’s appearance and makes the Acropolis more connected to the city context. The main function of the park has a strong connection to today’s information technology, which encourages visitors to leave their own information and existence

Kelly Au

24 Hour House| Athens, Greece| Unit 21 | 2019 Click to see Design Realisation  ‘A House Built in 24 hours’ As a result of peculiar building regulations in the 1800s, this project proposes a house that acts as a sundial, where the architecture is designed so that the shadows or light cast throughout the 24 hours are choreographed to guide the user to the way it should be built. ANAFIOTIKA The

Rahaf Abdoun-Machaal

A Bureau for Customs Fraud | Piraeus, Greece| Unit 21 | 2019 Click to see Design Realisation Click image to zoom –> The project proposes A Bureau for Customs Fraud situated on a rocky islet just off the coast of Piraeus in Greece, conceived as a series of dispersed programme spaces which are shrouded by a unique fragmented shell structure. The programme has developed as a response to the topical issue

Oliver Parkinson

Pnyx public planning portal | Athens, Greece | Unit 21 | 2019 Awarded Distinction for Design  Click to see Thesis Click to see 4th year work Learning from Raphael’s School Of AthensThe project’s point of departure began with an investigation into Raphael’s Fresco; The School of Athens. Commissioned by Pope Julius II to decorate the walls of his private library within the Vatican. Painted between 1509 & 1511 it

Priscilla Wong

The Manual to Un-Archaeology | Athens, Greece | Unit 21 | 2019 Awarded Distinction for Design and Distinction for Thesis Click to see Thesis Click to see 4th year work This project explores an alternative heritage practice in the Ancient Agora of Athens, where the site is reactivated as a public space; restoring its original function but finding form in playful investigations of material and human agency. It seeks to re-assess the ways

Emilio Sullivan

(En) Powering the Polykatoikia | Athens, Greece | Unit 21 | 2019 Awarded Distinction for Design and Distinction for Thesis Click to see Thesis Click to see 4th year work As Greece and Athens seek to pull themselves from one crisis of a financial nature, they have begun to propel themselves into another far more permanant problem. The problem of waste.With greater issues at the forefront, the management and attitudes to waste have been

Christobal Riffo Giampaoli

Inhabiting the Shoreline | Athens, Greece | Unit 21 | 2019 Click to see Thesis Click to see 4th year work Click image to zoom–> The Greek government-debt crisis in 2008 forced the government to introduce many austerity measures to reduce the public spending and by doing this helping to cut the deficit. This process has affected fundamental aspects of Greek society such as Housing, Education, Healthcare, Employment, Culture and

Yuchen Pan

Learning through ‘Play’| Athens, Greece | Unit 21 | 2019 Awarded Distinction for Design Click to see Thesis Click to see 4th year work Education has always played an important role since ancient Greece. Plato strongly emphasised an intimate relationship between learning and playing, and the importance of education by metaphorising ‘light’ as knowledge in the ‘Allegory of the Cave’.  The current Greek education system has been evolved into a competitive and standardised scheme

Jin Kuo

Re-Discover Athens | Athens, Greece | Unit 21 | 2019 Awarded Distinction for Design Click to see Thesis Click to see 4th year work Click image to zoom–> As cultural trade become more economically available to everyone, cheap holiday deals and budget airlines keep popular holiday destinations filled with tourists. The ancient citadel, Acropolis, situated within the heart of Athens made its way to the top ten most visited cities in Europe. However, since

Ahmed El Gamal Y5

A Personal Athenian Restaurant | Athens, Greece | Unit 21 | 2019 Click to see Thesis Click to see 4th year work Click image to zoom–> Athens has an epidemic of abandoned buildings post the 2008 recession. The decreased economic activity stagnated these assets. In addition, the viability of reinvestment in such properties was  hindered by their occupancy of squatters in need. As a result, the government’s solution was to tear down fully abandoned

Lester Cheung

Piraeus Archipelago | Athens, Greece| Unit 21 | 2019 Awarded Distinction for Design Click to see Thesis Click to see 4th year work ‘Piraeus Archipelago’ is a redevelopment masterplan for the cruise port of Piraeus, it proposes a strategy to improve the cruise-city relationship whilst creating a rewarding experience for cruise tourists. The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is China’s strategy to boost trade and economic exchange across the globe, which promotes investments in

Ernest Wang

The Athenian Shadow Monument | Athens, Greece | Unit 21 | 2019 Awarded Distinction for Design & Distinction for Thesis Click to see Thesis Click to see 4th year work My project The Athenian Shadow Monument proposes a non-conventional method of monument creation where the public participates in the creation of the monument, working collaboratively to produce and manipulate shadows that comprise the monument. It uses the relationship between Greek

Alan Ma Y5

Digital Ruination | Athens, Greece | Unit 21 | 2019\ Click to see Thesis Click to see 4th year work Click image to zoom–> <My project focuses on the question of what is a future ruin by proposing a process that explores a series of digital monuments above the city of Athens aimed at celebrating Athenian heritage> The city of Athens itself after the economic downturn was left in a