DIP | 01 ...in cooperation with Aliki Gkika and Daphne Lada

Designing a matrix of spaces in the Municipality of Athens in order to accommodate the gatherings of the local collectivities. The project consists of a research on urban social movements. It proposes the creation of spaces capable to accommodate their ephemeral activities. An urban experiment aiming to allow a new form of common wealth to reveal, beyond ‘public’ and ‘private’. This new form of common wealth is emerging through the collective actions of these movements and depends, at a large scale, upon the elements of communication, cooperation as well as of emotional and collective creativity.

DIP | 02

Tracking and evaluation of these actions and initiatives activated in the urban tissue. Movements appearing are local inhabitants’ initiatives activated in the neighborhood scale, movements asserting free spaces in Athens and also initiatives triggered by a broader problem in the metropolis.

DIP | 03

Through the layering of urban space diagrams, we formulate favorable fields. We choose urban voids, part of the urban scape, directly in touch with existing free spaces and local centers, so they can comprise an extension of urban public space.

DIP | 04

 Multiplicity in the way collectivities function, variation in the number of the potential users and plurality of actions, as well as the temporary nature of these collectivities in general, create the need to find a space production tool, capable of alterations. A shift from rigid building program towards the creation and understanding of relations among spaces through scenarios of use and function diagrams that translate into a range of surfaces.

DIP | 05

Keeping up a safe distance from economic factors and conveyors of power, minimizing of construction cost- a constructive system consisting of standard prefabricated elements, flexible as to assembly but also as to the capacity of change.  Synthetical and also structural efficiency of the building is succeed through the combination of two different systems. The one is used for the construction of secondary spaces, while the other permits the creation of a more fluid transformable space.

DIP | 06

Two of the most typical cases of urban voids are chosen|  Exarheia

DIP | 07

settlement of the basic functions in the first floor, in order to maintain any existing plantation- a garden offered to the city and its citizens- coexistence in harmony with the blind side of adjacent building through the scaffold form- differentiation of form from the rest of the urban built environment

DIP | 08


DIP | 09

This assembling structure consists in the greater part of steel parts. In order to define the transparent and closed parts of the building and also place the shaders, the conditions of sunlight and ventilation, combining with the orientation and the desired views were put into consideration. The formation of ground space was made with wooden prefabricated parts, which give the users the capacity of assembling those themselves and also of changing them according to the mutations of their needs.