• “One Athens”housing complex | blue apartment building, K. Panayotakos, 1932-33

 

Discover the neighborhoods of the center and feel the beat of the everyday athenian life. By visiting representative examples of housing projects we will explore the evolution of this building typology that goes together with the evolution of the city center. Our breaks will take place in typical café and restaurants of these areas.

 

TOUR 1 : EXARHEIA – KOLONAKI, so close – so different

 

start of tour at the metro station “Panepistimio”

 

  • the Athenian trilogy (University – National Library – Academy), Christian & Theophil Hansen, 19th

 

  • apartment building, P. Mihailides & T.Valentis, 1933-34

 

  • blue apartment building, K. Panayotakos, 1932-33

two of the finest examples of apartment buildings built during the middle-war period.

 

coffee break at Exarheia square

 

  • apartment building, Susana & Dimitris Antonakakis, 1972-73

 

  • apartment building, A.Patsouris, 1987-91

one apartment building of the 70’s and one of the late 80’s both very important for enriching the construction process with new aspects and this building typology with innovative elements.

 

  • “One Athens”housing complex, Divercity Architects, 2010 – 2014

The building, on the slopes of Lycabettus hill, that housed since 1961 the design practice of Costantinos Doxiadis, a leading figure of Modern Greek Architecure and Urbanism, has been converted into a luxury housing complex by Divercity Architects.

 

‘One Kleomenous’ residence

 

Lunch break at “Dexameni” cafe’-restaurant

 

Cocomat hotel

 

end of tour at Kolonaki square

 


Duration:        5,5 – 6 hours

Transport:      on foot

Services:        experienced local architect as a guide, cafe’ – reservation

Languages:   Greek, English, Italian

Group size:    max 15 persons

Price:              300 Euros + 23% VAT

not included: consumption at cafe’, restaurant