Archinect - News 2016-09-26T20:13:47-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149966402/only-a-few-days-left-to-sign-up-for-aa-chania-visiting-school-progressions-4-14-october-2016 Only a few days left to sign up for AA Chania Visiting School Progressions, 4-14 October 2016 Sponsor 2016-09-05T03:00:00-04:00 >2016-09-02T17:38:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kf/kfknmz3be5jrrm6o.jpg" width="514" height="515" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://greece.aaschool.ac.uk/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AA Greece Visiting School</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p><em>AA Chania Progressions::<br>4 October &ndash; 14 October 2016</em></p><p>In 2016, the AA Chania Visiting School will continue to pursue its design agenda concentrating on the bigger picture of the Chania city&rsquo;s characteristics. The city of Chania is the second largest city of Crete. Chania can be divided in two parts: the old town and the modern city which is the larger one. The Visiting School will revisit the way by which the built environment has been put together and will explore design possibilities which can be applied in order to improve connectivity and functionality in the city. Interactive design coupled with generative form-finding techniques towards the fabrication and assembly of a 1-to-1 scale prototype will be investigated.</p><p></p><p><em><a href="https://vimeo.com/181030542" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AA Greece Visiting School :: Chania 2016 : Teaser I</a> from <a href="https://vimeo.com/aaathensistanbulvs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AI</a> on <a href="https://vimeo.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vimeo</a>.</em></p><p>Each year a series of software tutorial sessions takes place in order to allow participants develop their basic skills on controlling models par...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149961844/sign-up-now-for-aa-chania-visiting-school-progressions-4-14-october-2016 Sign up now for AA Chania Visiting School Progressions, 4-14 October 2016 Sponsor 2016-08-10T12:32:00-04:00 >2016-08-12T01:05:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6h/6huo0uwav0vjxztt.jpg" width="514" height="439" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://greece.aaschool.ac.uk/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AA Greece Visiting School</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p><em>AA Chania Progressions::<br>4 October &ndash; 14 October 2016</em></p><p>In 2016, the AA Chania Visiting School will continue to pursue its design agenda concentrating on the bigger picture of the Chania city&rsquo;s characteristics. The city of Chania is the second largest city of Crete. Chania can be divided in two parts: the old town and the modern city which is the larger one. The Visiting School will revisit the way by which the built environment has been put together and will explore design possibilities which can be applied in order to improve connectivity and functionality in the city. Interactive design coupled with generative form-finding techniques towards the fabrication and assembly of a 1-to-1 scale prototype will be investigated.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/h7/h7idqo2ko1efag0o.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7k/7km1p5rks8lj2eue.jpg"></p><p>Each year a series of software tutorial sessions takes place in order to allow participants develop their basic skills on controlling models parametrically and on producing interactive presentations. These session...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149946916/ai-weiwei-s-latest-works-focus-on-refugee-crisis-in-greece Ai Weiwei's latest works focus on refugee crisis in Greece Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-05-23T17:23:00-04:00 >2016-05-31T00:29:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/95/95ddaa882aa90ed630628fa997089cd6.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>the artist says we should not &ldquo;sentimentalise or romanticise&rdquo; the crisis, which has seen more than 2,000 children die on their way to Europe. [...] Ai first visited Lesbos on Christmas Day last year, and has since dedicated most of his life to helping refugees there, even moving his studio to the island. [...] &ldquo;The goal is to make everyone conscious of the struggle of refugees. We need to protect humanity. The fight is endless. If we don&rsquo;t fight, our children have to fight,&rdquo; he says.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a title="Ai Weiwei documents life in Greek refugee camp on social media" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/144578495/ai-weiwei-documents-life-in-greek-refugee-camp-on-social-media" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ai Weiwei documents life in Greek refugee camp on social media</a></li><li><a title="UN Refugee Agency Commissions 10k Ikea-designed Better Shelters" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/124209727/un-refugee-agency-commissions-10k-ikea-designed-better-shelters" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">UN Refugee Agency Commissions 10k Ikea-designed Better Shelters</a></li><li><a title="Curator of MoMA's &ldquo;Insecurities: Tracing Displacement and Shelter&quot; on palliative refugee architecture" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149946193/curator-of-moma-s-insecurities-tracing-displacement-and-shelter-on-palliative-refugee-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Curator of MoMA's &ldquo;Insecurities: Tracing Displacement and Shelter" on palliative refugee architecture</a></li><li><a title="What Does the Syrian Refugee Crisis Mean to Architecture?" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/107953878/what-does-the-syrian-refugee-crisis-mean-to-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">What Does the Syrian Refugee Crisis Mean to Architecture?</a></li><li><a title="Ai Weiwei, Jacob Appelbaum and the dissident experience" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126380297/ai-weiwei-jacob-appelbaum-and-the-dissident-experience" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ai Weiwei, Jacob Appelbaum and the dissident experience</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149942324/tensions-build-at-athen-s-port-of-piraeus-the-first-stop-for-many-refugees-seeking-asylum-in-europe Tensions build at Athen's port of Piraeus, the first stop for many refugees seeking asylum in Europe Nicholas Korody 2016-04-26T12:52:00-04:00 >2016-05-05T23:35:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/i1/i1gynqxbucbu2ph1.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Squalid, chaotic, overwhelmed: Piraeus is the first port of call for the thousands now trapped in the capital, on the frontline of Europe&rsquo;s refugee crisis. Since the closure of Greece&rsquo;s northern border and with it the Balkan migrant trail &ndash; a move that has resulted in more than 46,000 stranded on the Greek mainland &ndash; it has been emblematic of the country&rsquo;s inability to cope with a situation few had envisaged.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"In passenger terminals never built to deal with a humanitarian crisis, facilities have been rudimentary, tensions high, and resources vastly overstretched."</em></p><p>The article notes that the growing refugee population is putting pressure on Athenian society, which was already tense as the country continues to struggles under crippling austerity measures imposed by the European Union. Far-right movements, like the Golden Dawn, are gaining popularity.</p><p>Meanwhile, a plan sponsored by the UN Refugee Agency proposes to house up to 20,000 refugees in private apartments around the capital.</p><p>For more on the refugee crisis in Europe and the Middle East, check out these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149940715/germany-announces-new-integration-measures-for-migrants-and-refugees" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Germany announces new integration measures for migrants and refugees</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/148285398/nobody-thinks-about-the-safety-of-these-women-the-harrowing-experiences-of-female-refugees" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Nobody thinks about the safety of these women": the harrowing experiences of female refugees</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146808835/sweden-plans-mass-expulsion-of-up-to-80-000-refugees" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sweden plans mass expulsion of up to 80,000 refugees</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/144578495/ai-weiwei-documents-life-in-greek-refugee-camp-on-social-media" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ai Weiwei documents life in Greek refugee camp on social media</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/140068061/the-vast-majority-of-syrian-refugees-are-seeking-refuge-in-cities-not-camps" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The vast majority of Syrian refugees are seeking refuge in...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/144578495/ai-weiwei-documents-life-in-greek-refugee-camp-on-social-media Ai Weiwei documents life in Greek refugee camp on social media Alexander Walter 2015-12-30T14:12:00-05:00 >2015-12-30T16:00:55-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jv/jvzw3cdyh3in42ue.jpg" width="514" height="382" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei is visiting Lesbos to document the plight of thousands of refugees who arrive daily on the Greek island by boat from Turkey. For the past two days, Ai has been photographing orange rubber dinghies coming into shore, families huddled around fires, people queuing to register at the Moria refugee camp and piles of discarded lifejackets, among other scenes [...] It is understood Ai will be creating a work in response to the refugee crisis.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Here are just a few of Ai Weiwei's recent photos from the Lesbos refugee camp; giving a human face to people and entire families escaping war and persecution in their home countries of Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, as well as documenting humanitarian workers, such as the Norwegian group, Drop in the Ocean.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/el/el78wcyqp3ejhk45.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wm/wmls8ufi41bo1z3j.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/jn/jnjbxwkzpwu33f31.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/pk/pkgb37b9egqnxsl9.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xr/xrri380fstu7ysxa.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/k0/k0qqho7nwg4r7fgz.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/eq/eqkijuexjvfpm1qc.jpg"></p><p>All photos by Ai Weiwei via&nbsp;<a href="https://www.instagram.com/aiww/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">@aiww</a>&nbsp;on Instagram.</p><p>Related news on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126380297/ai-weiwei-jacob-appelbaum-and-the-dissident-experience" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ai Weiwei, Jacob Appelbaum and the dissident experience</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/140068061/the-vast-majority-of-syrian-refugees-are-seeking-refuge-in-cities-not-camps" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The vast majority of Syrian refugees are seeking refuge in cities, not camps</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/136280311/refugees-welcome-the-airbnb-for-refugees" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Refugees Welcome: the "Airbnb for Refugees"</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/140739282/could-building-a-giant-helios-statue-help-pull-greece-out-of-its-debt-crisis Could building a giant Helios statue help pull Greece out of its debt crisis? Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-11-09T13:20:00-05:00 >2015-11-17T22:10:13-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cf/cf455d8ec46879b5f17eaa8ad09661c9.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Until an earthquake in&nbsp;226 BCE knocked it&nbsp;down, the&nbsp;Colossus of Rhodes, a 98-foot-high iron and bronze statue of the Greek god Helios, sat near&nbsp;the harbor of Rhodes, Greece, for 54 years. Now a plan put forth by a small team of scientists seeks to rebuild the ancient statue and boost tourism and local jobs in the process. [...] The proposal also includes an interior library, museum, cultural center, exhibition hall, and, of course, a crowning lighthouse</p></em><br /><br /><p>Learn more about the initiative on the Colossus of Rhodes project&nbsp;<a href="http://colossusrhodes.com/417-2/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">site</a>:</p><p><em>The idea of building a contemporary Colossus of Rhodes begun to arise in the ideas of some young professionals, after the break out of the economic crisis in Greece. As unemployment rose and destroyed dreams and ambitions of a whole generation, they tried to work together for a common purpose. Their main task was to make Rhodes a new point of reference for the whole world, to follow a new path and find a solution to the issues that caused such a big sorrow to thousands of people, forced to flee abroad.</em></p><p>More on Greece's financial crisis:</p><ul><li><a title="Greek museums can't afford to keep the doors open" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/131487832/greek-museums-can-t-afford-to-keep-the-doors-open" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Greek museums can't afford to keep the doors open</a></li><li><a title="Architecture in crisis: reports from Greece" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/131266197/architecture-in-crisis-reports-from-greece" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture in crisis: reports from Greece</a></li><li><a title="Greece protests over government plans to sell off historic national buildings" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/96045569/greece-protests-over-government-plans-to-sell-off-historic-national-buildings" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Greece protests over government plans to sell off historic national buildings</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/133588582/11-000-year-lease-the-world-s-oldest-continuously-inhabited-cities 11,000 year lease: the world's oldest continuously inhabited cities Julia Ingalls 2015-08-06T09:35:00-04:00 >2015-08-08T23:00:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/r8/r8su7s1l7c7naq4n.jpg" width="514" height="346" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>What makes a city habitable for centuries, even millennia? This list of the twelve longest-inhabited cities <a href="http://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/eco-tourism/stories/12-oldest-continuously-inhabited-cities" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">compiled by the Mother Nature Network</a>, which includes several in ISIS-plagued <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/199857/syria" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Syria</a>, one in China, and one in India, unsurprisingly points toward temperate climate, relatively stable water supply, and a certain intangible tenacity on the part of its human inhabitants (perhaps due to the&nbsp;existence&nbsp;of sacred&nbsp;religious&nbsp;sites). Here's the full list and number of years of estimated continuous occupation:</p><p>12.&nbsp;Varanasi, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/284/india" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">India</a> (3,000 Years)</p><p>11.&nbsp;Luoyang, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/643/china" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">China</a> (4,000 Years)</p><p>10.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/132950705/downtown-jerusalem-gets-a-libeskind-designed-pyramid-tower" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jerusalem</a> (4-5,000 Years)</p><p>9.&nbsp;Rayy, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/103219/iran" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Iran</a> (5-6,000 Years)</p><p>8.&nbsp;Sidon, Lebanon (6,000 Years)</p><p>7.&nbsp;Byblos, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/495299/lebanon" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lebanon</a> (5,000 Years)</p><p>6.&nbsp;Plovdiv, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/210285/bulgaria" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bulgaria</a> (6,000 Years)</p><p>5.&nbsp;Argos, Greece (7,000 Years)</p><p>4.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/15103/athens" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Athens</a>, Greece (7,000 Years)</p><p>3.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/71979022/aleppo-landmark-mosque-a-unesco-world-heritage-site-has-been-destroyed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Aleppo</a>, Syria (8,000 Years)</p><p>2.&nbsp;Jericho, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/274/west-bank" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">West Bank</a> (11,000 Years)</p><p>1.&nbsp;Damascus, Syria (11,000 Years)</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/131487832/greek-museums-can-t-afford-to-keep-the-doors-open Greek museums can't afford to keep the doors open Alexander Walter 2015-07-09T13:51:00-04:00 >2015-07-09T14:33:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/db/db55ei9ck0ij9nvw.jpg" width="426" height="250" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Major public cultural institutions in Greece are on the point of collapse, say leading Greek art professionals, as concerns mount that the country faces insolvency after 61% of the population rejected bailout proposals earlier this week made by international creditors.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Read also:&nbsp;<strong><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/131266197/architecture-in-crisis-reports-from-greece" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture in crisis: reports from Greece</a></strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/131266197/architecture-in-crisis-reports-from-greece Architecture in crisis: reports from Greece Nicholas Korody 2015-07-06T17:00:00-04:00 >2015-07-24T06:44:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4x/4x1m1qpwqagsbeea.jpg" width="514" height="295" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The dust is yet to settle in Greece, as the pronounced &ldquo;No!&rdquo; of yesterday&rsquo;s referendum reverberates across Europe. The vote marked a clear rejection by the Greek people of enforced austerity as the price for staying in the Eurozone. It also signaled continued confidence in Alexis Tsipras and the Syria government, despite hope from the leaders of Europe&rsquo;s surplus economies for a regime change.&nbsp;</p><p>With reports from Athens detailing a grim scene of shuttered ATM&rsquo;s and closed factories, the country&rsquo;s future remains uncertain.&nbsp;</p><p>Many have compared the current situation to the great depression of the 1930&rsquo;s, and it&rsquo;s clear that no economic sector is immune to its ramifications &ndash; let alone architecture, a field markedly tethered to economic undulations. <strong>Archinect</strong> reached out to a couple of its members to get a pulse on what&rsquo;s happening, as well as what it&rsquo;s been like to live under austerity for nearly a decade.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/o1/o1uwm5zoedc9dl5o.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/q8/q8n1gq2nid1gqzjl.jpg"></p><p>&ldquo;The future of architecture in Greece if the economic crisis is not handled,&rdquo; wrote C...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/108636614/last-reminder-application-deadline-for-aa-greece-visiting-school-folded-force-is-sept-15 LAST REMINDER: Application deadline for AA Greece Visiting School - Folded Force is Sept. 15! Sponsor 2014-09-10T13:22:00-04:00 >2014-09-10T14:11:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/od/odbk6896oxdq6lx5.jpg" width="514" height="727" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><em>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.aaschool.ac.uk/STUDY/VISITING/greece" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AA Greece Visiting School</a>:</em></p><p>There's less than a week left to apply for the <a href="http://www.aaschool.ac.uk/STUDY/VISITING/greece" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AA Greece Visiting School - Folded Force</a> fall program. All current architecture and design students, Ph.D. candidates and young professionals are welcome to apply.</p><p>Starting September 22 to October 1, this year's installment will feature a series of traveling, mobile workshops that will begin in the Western Greece capital of Patras.</p><p>Apply now before the deadline next Monday, September 15! You can apply online <a href="https://www.aaschool.ac.uk/STUDY/ONLINEAPPLICATION/visitingApplication.php?schoolID=273" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> or email <a href="mailto:visitingschool@aaschool.ac.uk" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">visitingschool@aaschool.ac.uk</a> for instructions.</p><p>More details below.</p><p>"AA Greece Visiting School is a mobile workshop series which travels and reaches cities outside the country&rsquo;s capital. It functions as a &lsquo;satellite&rsquo; of education that promotes the Architectural Association&rsquo;s exclusive, intensive form of teaching and learning around the country. AA Greece VS aims on visiting a different city each year and construct a single large-scale model which will act as an activ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/106499498/weekly-news-round-up-for-august-11-2014-monumental-politics-smart-homes-and-gsapp-s-new-dean Weekly News Round-Up for August 11, 2014: Monumental politics, smart homes and GSAPP's new dean Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-08-18T12:53:00-04:00 >2014-08-20T02:00:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gf/gfty4bt05v45oeby.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>Friday, August 15</strong></p><ul><li><p><a title="Farewell to the Old Okura" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/106634364/farewell-to-the-old-okura" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Farewell to the Old Okura</a>: The famous Hotel Okura, built in the 1960s in a distinctive fusion of modern and traditional Japanese styles, is closing in response to prohibitive earthquake retrofits and larger, newer hotels in the area.</p></li><li><p><a title="Samsung Acquires SmartThings, A Fast-Growing Home Automation Startup" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/106628737/samsung-acquires-smartthings-a-fast-growing-home-automation-startup" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Samsung Acquires SmartThings, A Fast-Growing Home Automation Startup</a>: SmartThings, an aggregator for all "smart" internet-connected devices in the home, cost Samsung an estimated $200 million &mdash;chump change in comparison to Google's $3.2 billion acquisition of Nest.</p></li></ul><p><strong>Thursday, August 14</strong></p><ul><li><a title="One ridesharing app to rule them all: Ridescout moves into the competitive world of rideshare" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/106553263/one-ridesharing-app-to-rule-them-all-ridescout-moves-into-the-competitive-world-of-rideshare" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">One ridesharing app to rule them all: Ridescout moves into the competitive world of rideshare</a>: Ridescout aggregates hundreds of ridesharing services to compare trips, and will now include "carpool" options that can help users share trips. The announcement comes after last week's news that Uber and Lyft are now both offering carpooling services.</li><li><a title="Revisiting the American Folk Art Museum controversy, through comics" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/106554065/revisiting-the-american-folk-art-museum-controversy-through-comics" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Revisiting the American Folk Art Museum controversy, through comics</a>: A thoughtful and diplomatic look at AFAM's histo...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/106342044/ten-years-on-athens-2004-gives-greece-little-to-cheer Ten years on, Athens 2004 gives Greece little to cheer Alexander Walter 2014-08-11T18:50:00-04:00 >2014-08-11T18:54:29-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6c/6ca0f22c12a41a539bb41b7838a9960a.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It was billed as a chance to transform Greece's image abroad and boost growth but 10 years after the country hosted the world's greatest sporting extravaganza there is little to celebrate at the birthplace of the modern Olympic Games. [...] For Greeks who swelled with pride at the time, the Games are now a source of anger as the country struggles through a six-year depression, record unemployment, homelessness and poverty. Greece has struggled to generate revenue from the venues.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/104191515/registration-is-open-for-aa-greece-visiting-school-folded-force Registration is open for AA Greece Visiting School - Folded Force Sponsor 2014-07-14T20:50:00-04:00 >2014-09-10T13:34:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sb/sbqbx959txaezq1u.jpg" width="514" height="727" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><em>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.aaschool.ac.uk/STUDY/VISITING/greece" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AA Greece Visiting School</a>:</em></p><p>The <a href="https://www.aaschool.ac.uk/STUDY/visitingProgramme.php" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AA Visiting School</a> program is accepting applications for another promising installment this fall: <a href="http://www.aaschool.ac.uk/STUDY/VISITING/greece" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AA Greece Visiting School</a> will come to Patras, the capital of the Western Greece region, and function as a series of mobile, traveling workshops.</p><p>The event runs from Monday, September 22 until Wednesday, October 1, 2014 and is open to all current architecture and design students, PhD candidates and young professionals.</p><p>You can apply online <a href="https://www.aaschool.ac.uk/STUDY/ONLINEAPPLICATION/visitingApplication.php?schoolID=273" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> or email <a href="mailto:visitingschool@aaschool.ac.uk" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">visitingschool@aaschool.ac.uk</a> for instructions. Deadline for applications is September 15, 2014.</p><p>Find more details below or click <a href="http://www.aaschool.ac.uk/STUDY/VISITING/greece" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>"AA Greece Visiting School is a mobile workshop series which travels and reaches cities outside the country&rsquo;s capital. It functions as a &lsquo;satellite&rsquo; of education that promotes the Architectural Association&rsquo;s exclusive, intensive form of teaching and learning around the country. AA Greece VS aims on visiting a different city each year and construct ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/102859400/watch-renzo-piano-s-construction-cranes-dance-in-athens Watch Renzo Piano's construction cranes "dance" in Athens Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-06-27T13:02:00-04:00 >2014-07-01T22:59:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6v/6v2mg7658gwzeq1t.jpg" width="514" height="300" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>While Renzo Piano's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/12433302/renzo-piano-unveils-green-roofed-stavros-niarchos-foundation-cultural-center-for-athens" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Stavros Niarchos Foundation&nbsp;Cultural Center in Athens</a>&nbsp;(SNFCC) is still under construction, it didn't keep the first performance from being staged last Wednesday on the site. Based on Renzo Piano's own idea, the Greek National Orchestra scored a 15-minute "dance" performance of ten giant cranes on the construction site, conducted by Artistic Director of the Greek National Opera, Myron Michailidis.</p><p>The cranes' dance was choreographed by Renato Zanella, to music from <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Planets" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gustav Holst's&nbsp;</a><em><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Planets" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Planets</a>&nbsp;</em>-- all with the Pantheon in the background.</p><p>The SNFCC is scheduled to open in 2016, and will include the new home for the Greek National Opera, the National Library of Greece, and a 42-acre public park.</p><p>You can watch the entire performance below (begins at 10:00):</p><p></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/96045569/greece-protests-over-government-plans-to-sell-off-historic-national-buildings Greece protests over government plans to sell off historic national buildings Alexander Walter 2014-03-19T20:55:00-04:00 >2014-03-25T19:29:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/05/05cfa60528d175db55986250851881f4.jpg" width="460" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Greece's cultural gems have become the focus of renewed protest on the streets of Athens following the cash-strapped government's announcement of plans to include prime properties around the Acropolis, and other landmark buildings, in its privatisation programme. Furious opponents marched through the city centre at the weekend to denounce the "illegal sale" of the country's heritage.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/86931797/ann-beha-architects-selected-for-major-rehabilitation-of-gropius-designed-athens-chancery Ann Beha Architects selected for major rehabilitation of Gropius-designed Athens Chancery Justine Testado 2013-11-19T19:54:00-05:00 >2013-11-19T19:58:47-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/63/63ce3d6a5e2cdaab5245a42ed7356a27.jpg" width="514" height="414" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Ann Beha Architects from Boston, MA was selected by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) for a major rehabilitation project of the U.S. Embassy in Athens, Greece. Walter Gropius and consulting architect Pericles A. Sakellarios designed the iconic embassy from 1959-1961. The building is also listed as a protected architectural landmark.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <em>Ann Beha Architects was given the task out of four shortlisted teams that included: DesignLab Architects, Inc. (Boston, MA); Machado Silvetti / Baker (Boston, MA); and Mark Cavagnero Associates (San Francisco, CA).</em></p> <p> Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/73244017/four-design-teams-shortlisted-for-major-rehabilitation-of-gropius-designed-athens-chancery" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Four Design Teams Shortlisted for Major Rehabilitation of Gropius-Designed Athens Chancery</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/73244017/four-design-teams-shortlisted-for-major-rehabilitation-of-gropius-designed-athens-chancery Four Design Teams Shortlisted for Major Rehabilitation of Gropius-Designed Athens Chancery Alexander Walter 2013-05-15T19:26:00-04:00 >2013-11-19T19:55:49-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/re/relz5jgk7k683as6.jpg" width="514" height="414" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Four design firms have been shortlisted by the U.S. Department of State&rsquo;s Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) for the major rehabilitation of the Athens Chancery project. The iconic modernist embassy building, designed by Walter Gropius with consulting architect Pericles A. Sakellarios, was constructed between 1959 and 1961 and is a protected architectural landmark.</p></em><br /><br /><p> The shortlisted firms are:</p> <ul><li> Ann Beha Architects, Boston, MA</li> <li> DesignLab Architects, Inc., Boston, MA</li> <li> Machado Silvetti / Baker, Boston, MA</li> <li> Mark Cavagnero Associates, San Francisco, CA</li> </ul><p> <strong>UPDATE:</strong> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/86931797/ann-beha-architects-selected-for-major-rehabilitation-of-gropius-designed-athens-chancery" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ann Beha Architects selected for major rehabilitation of Gropius-designed Athens Chancery</a></p>