My own garden is an entry for the “Design for Social Housing” Competition, organized by the Hellenic Institute of Architects, where it was awarded with an Honorable Mention. The competition was asking for a social housing development in Axios, an area outside the city of Thessaloniki.
Main concept of the proposal was to provide an independent lot, an independent housing unit and subsequently an independent garden for every future user. Along this line of thinking the available space is divided in long, horizontal stripes, oriented from east to west, in order to provide maximum density while at the same time giving access to the ground level for the housing units. Concrete walls are placed on the long sides of the stripes, defining the properties, providing privacy besides the dense ground plan and becoming the main structural element of the units. Between the walls, that bare opening where necessary, the rooms and the garden of each house is created.
|design:||T. Christoforidou, S. Duque, V. Dovros, D. Gourdoukis, R. Makridou, S. Papadimitriou, K. Tryfonidou, F. Vasilakis.|
|awards:||— Design for Social Housing Competition 2010. Honorable Mention.|
|publications:||— exhibition catalog for the 7th Biennale of Young Greek Architects, Athens: Heliarch, 2012.
— “Working Class Architecture” Soul Magazine, is 54, April 2011.
|exhibitions:||— “7th Biennale of Young Greek Architects” Benaki Museum, Athens, Sep – Nov 2012.
— “Design for Social Housing Exhibition” Hellenic Institution of Architects, Athens, March 18 – 19, 2011.