Simon Cheritat : Oïkostegi - Artistic Residence
  • Slideshow
  • Mosaic
Situation Plan - at Lofos Likavitou Feet
Figure Ground - Current Situation
Figure Ground - Available Plot
Figure Ground - Projected Situation
Territorial Section
Situation Plan - in between Agios Nikolaos Ekklisia and Lofos Likavitou
Global Axonometric View - South
Global Axonometric View - East
Global Axonometric View - North
Global Axonometric View - West
Global Axonometric View - South
Roof Plan - Continuous Park Texture
Cross Section Through Plot
Cross Section Through Housings and Collective Workshops
Floor Plan - Collective Workshops
Floor Plan - First housings grouping
Floor Plan - Second housings grouping
Floor Plan - Main Housings grouping
Floor Plan - Collective Workshops and Latteral Entrance
Floor Plan - Public Terrace - Exhibition Space and Logistical Acces
Floor Plan - Public Terrace - Collective Workshops and Dance Space
Floor Plan - Open Air Theatre
Roof Plan - Continuous Park Texture
Floor Plans Atlas
Extract on Housing
Axonometric view - Earthwork
Axonometric view - Collective Workshops
Axonometric view - First housings grouping
Axonometric view - Second housings grouping
Axonometric view - Main Housings grouping
Axonometric view - Collective Workshops and Lateral Entrance
Axonometric view - Public Terrace - Exhibition Space
Axonometric view - Public Terrace - Collective Workshops and Dance Space
Axonometric view - Public Terrace - Open Air
Axonometric view - Extract on Housings
Axonometric view - Materiality
Axonometric view - Day
Axonometric view - Night
Axonometric view - Day
Sectioned Axonometric View
Perspective Cross Section
South East Frontage - Existing Retaining Wall and Current Acces bewtween the Park and the Hill
South West Frontage - Back of the Public Terrace
North West Frontage - Collective Workshops and Lateral Access
South West Frontage - Facing Agios Nikolaos Ekklisia
Ideal Materials Layout
Detail on Housings - Front and Low Part
Detail on Housings - Back and High Part
View in a Personnal Workspace
Detail on Exhibition space
View in the Exhibition Space
View from Lofos Likavitou
View of the Public Terrace - Sight Cannon - Acropolis
View under Whisterias
View toward the Public Terrace

According to John Cage, “an experimental action” is one “the outcome of which is not foreseen.” Titling this course Architecture & Experience celebrates on the one hand its attachment to the question of high architecture as a discipline forged in historical and theoretical projects and, on the other, the experimental nature of an explorative approach that has been an operative concept of said discipline ever since the Renaissance – explorative, but still grounded in concrete reality.

Theory, by identifying the working principles defining architectonic forms along time, makes possible every kind of parallel while transforming every sort of question into potential architectural problematics. This is our main field of exploration.

Theory allows us to write the narrative that defines the rules of the project on the one hand and give it a mean on the other hand. Reason helps us to imagine narratives that, considering the rules of nature and reality, allow us to justify from a rational point of view disposals that would be irrational in a different conceptual context. Thus we can succeed in building dreams from the ordinary condition.

Athens is a condensator of the most glorious Antique European architecture and of the almost non planned urban forms of today that makes of it a laboratory for exploring the contemporary status of architecture and city. As usual, students have not traveled to Athens, to work more from the imaginary of the city than from its reality.