Material Matters vol.1

ek architectural magazine introduces a new cycle of workshops regarding the importance of materiality in architectural and constructional production of Greece.

“Each material has its own message”

Frank Lloyd Wright

The aim of these events is to showcase the importance of a series of contemporary and traditional materials to the performance of form, function and meaning finally to architecture and design, through theoretical approaches and works by Greek architects. The presentations will focus on the history of each material, its construction and expressive characteristics, as well as its potential enhancement in new ways through the development of technology and the economy concerning it.

The first workshop, that will take place on the 17th of May 2019 at SNFCC, is dedicated to a material that has determined, both internationally and in Greece, the course of modern and contemporary architecture: Concrete (béton).

For free entrance to the event you can register here

11 speakers from the field of architecture and design, will analyse the role of concrete in their personal work, through interesting presentations.


• Giorgos Aggelis

• Laertis Vasileiou, LAAV Architects

• Andreas Vardas, VardaStudio

• Katerina Grigoropoulou, A Future Perfect

• Demetrios Issaias, Demetrios Issaias – Tassis Papaioannou Office

• Maria Kokkinou, Kokkinou-Kourkoulas Architects

• Praxitelis Kondilis, A31 Architecture Construction

• Maria Papafigou & Johan Annerhed, Ooak Architects

• Dimitris Potiropoulos, Potiropoulos+Partners

• Panagiotis Tsakopoulos

• Alexandros Vaitsos, Deca Architecture

For free entrance to the event you can register here


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Ariadni Vozani, Stavros Martinos 

Under the auspices:

Hellenic Institute of Architecture

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