Architecture

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...

Nea Moni Monastery, An Historical Treasure on the Greek Island of Chios

Located on the Greek island of Chios is another treasure from Greece's long history, now listed on UNESCO's World Heritage List. Nea Moni, or "New Monastery," which was built in the 11th century, was constructed on the slopes of...

The Zappeion: A Neoclassical Landmark in Athens

On this day, October 20, 1888 -- one hundred and thirty-two years ago -- Athens' iconic Zappeion Megaron first opened its doors to the public. The impressive neoclassical hall was built in the late nineteenth century in preparation for the...

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...

Greece to Restore Historic Home of National Poet Kostis Palamas

After many years of neglect and dilapidation, the historic home of poet Kostis Palamas in Athens is given a lifeline by the Greek Ministry of Culture. According to a decision on Tuesday, the poet's historic home, located in Plaka, will...

Greek-Australian Architectural Firm Wins Melbourne Prize

The team at Andronas Conservation Architecture in Melbourne, Australia recently received the esteemed Melbourne Prize for its renovation of the State Library of Victoria. Essential services such as providing the leaders of the large project with heritage advice during the...