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The "METAMORPHOSIS" is proposing a dystopian near future view of the city of Athens. A view of how things could be or in other words a false documentary of how cityscape can be affected. as a result of the climatic change and of socio political aspects. The project's scheme is taking place in a future Athens that currently suffers from a literally and metaphorical- catastrophical invasion. The dictatorship regime is an allegory that points out either the borrowers of Greece (banks, investors, etc.) or more general the dangerous and unethical side of capitalistic regime, or any kind of dictatorship that could raise in an unstable political system like the one of eurozone, right now and especially Greece. Also the project is referring to a flooded city that from a calm mediterranean climate has turned into a tropical land as a result of the catastrophically consequences of the humans irresponsibility. The theoretical background of the project is mainly inspired by the sci-fi stories of J.G. Ballard and George Orwell and more precise from stories as "the Drowned World", "1984" and movies such as "Minority report" and "Judge Dred"Architect is approaching design as a double agent..by supporting a secret undercover plan against the dictatorial regime. one parent of the conceptual hybridization will be the notion of classicism and the others the following (crocodiles , iguanas)I have chosen for the metamorphosis of the parliament two of the species that J.G. Ballard illustrates in the "drowned world"...involves fully functional responsive skin that its been attempted to be integrated into the facades patterns through methods of articulation (water collection system, algae bioreactors)According to the rebels side of the building i am proposing what Bernard Tschumi would explain as architecture of event ..rebels starting from the capsules inside the lake..entering the -1 level of the crocodiles observatory..then they follow the secret pathways towards the ground floor-1st and 2nd floor.. The task is to reach the throne room and finally execute the dictator.

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Greek Parliament Metamorphosis

 

DMU | instructors: Geraldine Denning

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