Boyd Cody Architects Exhibit in Greek Pavilion at Venice Architecture Biennale
Published: Monday, August 13, 2012
Dublin practice, Boyd Cody Architects are among Greek and international practices invited to contribute to the Greek Pavilion at the 13th International Architecture Exhibition - la Biennale di Venezia. The exhibition ‘Made in Athens’ is commissioned and curated by Panos Dragonas and Anna Skiada and focuses on the particular dynamic of Athens during a period of economic meltdown.
Dragonas and Skiada explain: “Contemporary Athens is a city of strong contradictions: It is a city whose particular identity was shaped during post-World-War-II reconstruction. A city, which has at its disposal an exceptionally talented cadre of young architects, international in orientation, well-educated and with a wealth of professional experience. It is, however, the city that was most stricken by the current economic crisis. Currently the Athenian urban space is decomposing and there are increasingly frequent and greater disruptions of the social web.” The Greek Pavilion presents this idiosyncratic Athenian urbanism within two themes: the evolution of the Athenian apartment building or polykatoikia from 1950 to the present day; and the fragmentation of and disputes over Athenian public space, focusing on counterbalancing and / or complementary urban forces.
Boyd Cody are joining other Greek and international practices including: Andreas Angelidakis, ANTONAS Office, Aesopos Architecture, AREA Architecture Research Athens, buerger katsota architects, decaARCHITECTURE, draftworks*, Point Supreme Architects, D. & S. Antonakakis, T. Argyropoulos & C. Decavallas, Atelier Bow Wow, I. Bertaki / C. Loukopoulou / C. Paniyiris, BIG, Divercity, doxiadis+, P. Dragonas & V. Christopoulou, D. Fatouros, FOR A, C. Gkikas & E. Filtsou, ISV Architects, Klab Architecture - Konstantinos Lambrinopoulos, K. Krokos, ksestudio, N. Ktenas, Μ. Nikoloutsou & M. Filippidis, E. Scroumbelos, Solid Objectives - Idenburg Liu, D. Sotovikis / A. Sotovikis / C. Batziou, tense architecture network, N. Valsamakis, I. Vikelas, Τ. Ch. Zenetos.
The exhibition is designed by architects Panos Dragonas, Anna Skiada, Varvara Christopoulou, Maria Bourdi and Maria Chassioti.