• Metaplasia

    athens GREECE

    suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.

    christos KOUKIS: Metaplasia comes from the greek word ‘μετάπλασις’ (mĕ-tap′lă-sis) which means change in form. As a scientific terminology is being used in cases where a cell type is not robust enough to withstand a new environment and so it mutates in another type more adapted to it.

    The definition matches the aim of this project; the conversion of an existing situation (site & concept ‘stadium’) to another one, more adapted to the reality of the area and the era. Located in Nea Philadelpheia, a suburb of Athens, where immense urban density and natural beauty (grove of N. Philadelpheia) coexist, and designed in the same place with a demolished stadium, metaplasia becomes a new system, building, entity that through simulation techniques, time-based mutation, gradual metamorphosis and adaptive logic becomes a new species.

    sP: What or who influenced this project?
    cK: My tutor Vasilis Stroumpakos, Crossover studio works | speciation.evolving mutation of aesthetics, Hernan Diaz Alonso’s work.

    sP: What were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project?
    cK: Reading Out of Control by Kevin Kelly and Algorithmic Architecture by Kostas Terzidis; listening to

    sP: Whose work is currently on your radar?
    cK: Hernan Diaz Alonso, Tom Wiscombe, excessive studio works, Steven Ma, Edward Kim, X|Atelier, Foral Blog-Yaohua Wang Architecture.

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    • ethan Says:

      Why is it that every week we get the same tired Hernan Diaz crap ? Is suckerpunch just a platform for his studio ?

    • Saki Says:

      As if someone did not learn his Hernan Diaz exercise very well….lost in translation kind of case (well on the positive site will be better next year) Besides I am jealous as I don’t know how to create any of these !

    • eva Says:

      awesomeness…metaplasia rocks!!!!!

    • Ap Says:

      Maya masturbation… Can we get some 2d drawings..looks like someone barfed around the ground

    • Saki Says:

      I know I know we are all jealous BUT if you look at this Christos’s blog there are plenty of 2d’s, diagrammes adn explonations. If you make the effort everything will be explained. I wish someone could tell or BRIEFLY explain to me the methodology of this unit.

      It is good work…..

      damn I just stepped on a chewing gum…..oh come on …look at that