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AREA  [Architecture Research Athens] is a professional design practice established in 2006 by architects Styliani Daouti, Giorgos Mitroulias and Michaeljohn Raftopoulos.

In an age when everyone appears to be asking «what» and «how much», AREA insists on by asking «why» and «how». Architecture is first and foremost a process, where design evolves by way of teamwork, research and continuous interaction with the end user. An economy of means is simultaneously a goal and a starting point, according to which the new occurs through the critical re-interpretation of the existing.

In 2012 AREA was chosen as one of the up-and-coming architecture offices to participate in the exhibition «Made in Athens» at the Venice Biennale Greek Pavilion, through an installation of the awarded urban design proposal «Athens Charting». Among numerous other distinctions, AREA received honorable mentions in Europan 12 [Nuremberg, 2013] and Europan 13 [Azenha do Mar, Portugal, 2015]. In 2017, AREA was nominated for a Mies van der Rohe European Union Prize for «Hansen», a mixed-use building  in Athens centre.  Other notable exhibitions include the “Adhocracy Athens” at the Onassis Cultural Center in 2015 and “Tomorrows” exhibition at Diplarios School and le Lieu Unique in Nantes  in 2017 and 2019.

AREA teaches architecture studios at the University of Thessaly and the University of Patras, Schools of Architecture.

 

 

AREA [Architecture Research Athens] je studio koju su 2006. godine osnovali arhitekti Styliani Daouti, Giorgos Mitroulias i Michaeljohn Raftopoulos.

U doba kada se čini da svi pitaju “šta” i “koliko”, AREA insistira da pita “zašto” i “kako”. Arhitektura je prvi i najvažniji proces, gdje se dizajn razvija kroz timski rad, istraživanje i kontinuiranu interakciju s krajnjim korisnikom. Ekonomija sredstava je istovremeno cilj i polazna tačka, prema kojoj se novo događa kroz kritičku reinterpretaciju postojećeg.

2012. godine, AREA je izabrana kao jedna od perspektivnih arhitektonskih studia za učešće na izložbi “Made in Athens” na Venecijanskom bijenalu grčkog paviljona, kroz instalaciju nagrađivanog urbanističkog dizajna “Athens Charting”. Među brojnim drugim razlikama, AREA je dobila honorable mentions u Europan 12 [Nuremberg, 2013] i Europan 13 [Azenha do Mar, Portugal, 2015]. U 2017. godini, AREA je nominovana za nagradu Mies van der Rohe Evropske unije za „Hansen“, zgradu mješovite namjene u centru Atine. Ostale značajne izložbe su “Adhocracy Athens” u Kulturnom centru Onassis 2015. i izložba “Tomorrows” u školi Diplarios i Le Lieu Unique u Nantu 2017. i 2019. godine.

AREA predaje arhitektonske studije na Univerzitetu Tesalije i Univerzitetu u Patrasu, Škole arhitekture.

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