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The Academy of Athens: A Neoclassical Masterpiece

The Academy of Athens is lauded around the world as a marvelous example of neoclassical architecture -- or architecture that draws on themes and aesthetics from antiquity, as filtered through a nineteenth-century eye. Located in the center of the city...

Greece's First ''Floating'' Home

The seaside tourist hotspot of Lagonissi in Greece's Attica is now home to one of the country's most peculiar yet intriguing private residencies. The project dubbed ''House 6°'' was created by the architectural office of Mado Samiou from Athens and...

Australian Artist and Philhellene Max Grierson Inspired by Beauty of Greece

In his pen and ink drawings, with delicate touches of watercolors, Australian artist and philhellene Max Grierson manages to capture the unique sensation of strolling through Athens and the Greek islands. His drawings perfectly depict the country's distinctive architecture...

Aris Konstantinidis: The Architect Who Helped Bring Modernism to Greece

His quote "I believe in dreams, not fantasy," marked the life and work of famed Greek architect Aris Konstantinidis (1913-1993). Long heralded as the father of Greek architectural modernism, Konstantinidis built many iconic buildings around Greece during his long...

The Greek Photographer Painting Landmarks with Light

Following the successful delivery of the lighting revamp of Syntagma Square in the heart of Athens as his swan song in architectural lighting design in 2018, Greek trained electrical engineer and architectural lighting designer Gavriil Papadiotis is gaining international...

A Greek Architect's Designs for the Moon

Determined to become a fixed star rather than a passing comet in his domain, young Greek architect engineer Angelos Chrysovalantis Alfatzis has made a significant contribution to the study of materials for building habitable constructions in space, while working...