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Antithesis Architecture, Thessaloniki, Greece

Wednesday 07 Mar 2012

A direct contrast

Antithesis Architecture 
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Antithesis Architecture's work ranges from Crete to Thessaloniki in Greece 

It's not by chance the title Antithesis Architecture is used for the studio; their approach is dynamic and unexpected, incorporating creative elements which initially appear disparate and contradictory. It is significant that this applies even in cases usually dominated by conservative choices or current commercial vogue, introducing new and contemporary aesthetics that revitalize the vernacular vocabulary.

The projects presented here are characteristic, from Crete to Thessaloniki, conventional spaces and sites in extreme environments that have been transformed and remodeled into hospitable and open spaces, accommodating new uses, without overstepping the basic economy of construction. Dynamic exteriors, asymmetrical openings, daring colours, imaginative level changes with intermediate spaces, undulating ceilings, and light partitions are elements of Antithesis Architecture.

Of particular interest in their designs is the unconventional and unique result which emerges not only from the general organisation but also from the combination and use of materials in light, almost boundless constructions. The unexpected image of the whole emerges from the creative use of simple everyday materials.

This contemporary view maintains an obvious relationship with parallel conjectural approaches such as arte povera.

The firm consider of prime importance the use of bioclimatic principals in order to create environmentally friendly buildings in close dialog with each individual location.

Achievements - Publications - Awards

Selected in "100 Architects of 20th Century" by the Greek Institute of Architects.

Selected to represent Greece in the 10th International Exhibition of Architecture ,Venice Biennale.

Their work is present on permanent exhibition at the Greek Institute of Architecture Museum, in Athens.

The firm have given various lecture presentations at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

Their work has been published in numerous international Architectural Publications.

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