tense architecture network_8+8
Kifissia-Arkalos, Piraeus I-Athens, Kallitechnoupolis-Piraeus II, Drafi-Volos, Glika Nera-Heraklion I, Megara-Neapoli, Heraklio II-Dubrovnik, Sikamino-Nicosia. The meaning of the abbreviation TAN, root of the greek verb ‘ΤΑΝ-ΥΩ’ -to stretch, tend, distend- is unconditionally surrendered to Albert Camus: ‘…immoderation is a comfort, sometimes a career… Measure on the contrary, is pure tension.’ 8+8, selection of 8 works and 8 passions: Residences and Competitions. Private and Public. Breadwinning Commission and Public Adventure. Or else, career and its continuous suppression. 16 houses could be presented, but there was no time for them. The opposing force was moderating them. The measure of Camus is pure intensity since it tones down acceleration. It is not a selected, golden, median, comfortable path, it is alternation, rhythm, counterpoint, tension. It is forces in conflict, perhaps the opposite of comfort. Possibly of career as well.
Born in Athens (1974). Diploma in Architecture, N.T.U.A. (2001). Master in Architecture and Urban Culture / Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya_CCCB (2006). Creator of Tense Architecture Network -as a network of collaborators and works of architecture (2004). Multiple entries and distinctions in international and national competitions, participation at the Venice Architecture Biennale (2012 and 2014). Residence in Sikamino was shortlisted for the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture, Mies van der Rohe Award (2013), while Residences in Megara and Heraklion were nominated for the same Award (2015 and 2017). Member of the multidisciplinary group Greenproject and of do.co.mo.mo international. Assistant Professor at the School of Architecture of the National Technical University of Athens.