Collage Narrative of Architecture: Athens Petralona House

Modernist architecture of the twentieth century (review Modernist confession of 20th century architect EILEEN GRAY & Argentine architect Luciano Kruk practicing L4 HOUSE) greatly affects the style of today's buildings, geometric lines, minimalist architectural styles become a trend, high-rise buildings, buildings. Greek construction teamPoint Supreme Architects But in Athens, in a collage, re-construct a low-rise old house and become a three-story mixed-race building. Petralona House.

 

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Petralona House architectural collage draft. Image Source: Archello
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Petralona House architectural collage draft. Image Source: Archello
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The "collage" technique came from the beginning of the last century by the cubist painters Pablo Picasso and George Braque, the two pioneers who blended various media on the plane of the painting. Use, to explore how the changes in the media show each other's impact and characteristics, affecting the later surreal, Dada and Pop Art. During and after World War I, the Dadaism boom spread in Europe; under the spirit of accidentality and emptiness, Dadaists practiced the collage techniques while disintegrating the order of the old world, in addition to expressing anti-war trends. The protest was dissatisfied with the bourgeois value that prevailed at the time.

 

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Violin And Pipe Le Quotidien, 1913, George Braque. Image Source: Wikiart

However, collage is often not so pleasing in architectural design, because it is often simplified as a combination of visual color blocks; "Meeting in a plane that is unfamiliar to both sides," German artist Max Ernst once described. Point Supreme Architects's duo architects Konstantinos Pantazis and Marianna Rentzou believe that if you don't just use visual color blocks to understand architecture, but instead use a variety of different spatial experiences as a priority for architectural design, you can create unique Spatial narrative.

 

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We hope that the work is not only related to collages and colors, it is too easy to misunderstand. Our priority is to use collage to create different sensory experiences – collages are just the way to achieve their goals. So the story of space is far more necessary than collage.

 

Originally a traditional one-story residential building in Athens, Petralona House blends the imagination of the architects and their architectural experience and architectural space in the Netherlands and London. The first floor partially retains the look of the home, using a large amount of glass to connect the natural space of the courtyard; the second floor uses a retro canopy, windows and balconies to connect traditional Greek life; the top floor is an extended white box – even reminiscent of The collage style is very different from the work of modernist master Kirby. "In fact, it blends elements of many different homes that create a new sense of story in the space." The design team explained the coherent approach from nature to life, humanity, and abstraction from a building.

 

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Inside the building, a large number of remanufactured or second-hand items are used to talk to the building, and some of the materials are provided by local residents. They are creating unique buildings in nature, interpersonal communication, and ideals. It is also what the construction team believes: there is a focus in various contradictory, relative, and heterogeneous contexts that can cover various differences. .

 

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Images Sources: Point Supreme Architects & Wallpaper.

 

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