ABOUT ATHENS TYPOLOGY APP & BIG OLIVE 

Athenian architecture has began to draw international attention. The concept of “Polykatoikia” is being studied by technical schools & architectural studios across the globe.

In this context  the Design Studio Emanuel Christ and Christoph Gantenbein, and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich developed an app which allows the user to discover districts & multi-story buildings of Athens.

Following 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 will make you discover the city from an unexpected angle.

Big Olive contributed in this unique production through:

➢ urban research

➢ design & facilitation of two field research trips in Athens & in 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

Big Olive has established a continuous collaboration with ETHZ.

In the last couple of years Big Olive has catered for a numerous ETHZ study trips by facilitating:

➢ bespoke itineraries on modernist architecture around the boroughs of Exarchia & Neapoli

➢ one-day trips to Aegina, an island with rich architecture, showcasing the notion of critical regionalism

➢ project visits arrangement at private premises


ETH Zurich | Athens Typology App

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