MAKRIYIANNI APARTMENTS | Athens, Greece
James Pottberg | Librarium: At-Large Nominated Project
ARCH 418: Architectural Design VII (Global Studio), Spring 2020
Eleni Katsoufi, Studio Instructor
Emphasizing the importance of urban context in design, and influenced by surrounding elements such as the Acropolis and its Museum, pedestrian boulevards, residential typologies, and the low sound profile of the immediate site, this project proposes a new apartment building that provides the opportunity for private exterior spaces. The program stacks residential units on the west side, allowing for a public facade/function on the south. These formal qualities frame a unique interior green space to house the aforementioned private spaces. The ground floor public function is a bookstore and bakery that encourages the giving of time and self-reflection, both prominent features of Greek society.