The new, bilingual, annual Condo Buildings by ek Architectural Publications, is dedicated to new-generation, multistory apartment buildings in Greece and Cyprus. The polykatoikia apartment building typology, which overwhelmed the urban landscape during the 20th century, continues to evolve, now subverting several of its defining features. The aim of this theme publication is to document the most interesting examples of contemporary apartment buildings on an annual basis, creating an archive of the new models of collective living.
The first volume includes 15 recently complete case studies of new-generation apartment buildings, together with short presentations of another 9 projects under construction. The volume further includes a very interesting retrospective essay by the architect Panos Tsakopoulos, on the evolution of the Athenian post-war apartment building, which highlights the models and inventions of each decade, from the 1950ies until 2010, through specific examples.
Models and Inventions: The Development of Post-war Athenian Apartment Buildings.
ISV Architects, Bobotis+Bobotis Architects
Fermanoglou Architects & Associates
Private Student Housing in Strovolos, Nicosia | Eraclis Papachristou Architects
Apartment Building in Limassol | CK Studio
Apartment Building in Glyfada | ISV Architects
Apartment Building in Agia Parakevi | Petras Architecture
Apartment Building in Limassol | UDS Architects
Housing Development in Paphos | Vardastudio
Housing Complex in Nea Kifissia | ISV Architects
Apartment Building in Thermi | Officetwentyfivearchitects
Apartment Building in Glyfada | Omniview Design
Apartment Building in Glyfada | 314 Architecture Studio
Apartment Building in Nicosia | Constanti Architects-Enaprosekato
Apartment Building in Limassol | Loizou Architects & Associates
Apartment Building in Voula | Concept Studio
Apartment Building in Kifissia| Konstantinos Tzavaras
Apartment Building in Kifissia | Leventis Architects