ABOUT ATHENS TYPOLOGY APP & BIG OLIVE 

Athenian architecture has begun to draw international attention. The concept of “Polykatoikia”(Greek apartment block) is being studied by technical schools & architectural studios across the globe.

To further enhance this new field of interest,  the Design Studio Emanuel Christ and Christoph Gantenbein and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich  have developed an app which allows the user to discover districts & multi-story buildings of Athens.

After five years of academic research in eight cities, the team unveiled a series of original city apps that present a compilation of 20th century urban architecture.

The Athens Typology City Guide shows a selection of Athens building types which promote discovery of the city from an unexpected angle.

Big Olive contributed to this unique production through:
➢ urban research
➢ design & facilitation of two field research trips in Athens & on Aegina, which allowed the creators to decipher the architectural concepts behind the buildings

You can read more or download it the app here
ABOUT ETH Zurich & BIG OLIVE

 

ABOUT ETH Zurich & BIG OLIVE

Big Olive has established a continuous collaboration with ETHZ.

In recent years, Big Olive has catered for numerous ETHZ study trips by facilitating:
➢ bespoke itineraries on modernist architecture in the neighborhoods of Exarchia & Neapoli
➢ one-day trips to Aegina, an island with rich architecture that showcases various applications of the so-called regionalism on modern buildings
➢ exclusive access to private premises

 

*Request your next project, conference or event through email at info@bigolive.org


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