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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...

Architectural Masterpieces of Athens that Postwar Development Ruined Forever

Many claim that the modern ''Golden Age'' of Athens lasted from the second half of the nineteenth century all the way up to WWII. If we are being honest with ourselves, we must admit that there is plenty of historical evidence...

Boston Consulate Celebrates Iconic Greek Architect Dimitris Pikionis

The Consulate General of Greece in Boston hosted an exhibition and two lectures recently revisiting the work and honoring the legacy of distinguished Greek architect Dimitris Pikionis (1887-1968). The event's theme was "Dimitris Pikionis: Modernization and Greek Identity.” Greek Consul...

Iconic ''Ghost Tower'' of Piraeus Finds New Owner

The Consortium of Cante Holdings Ltd. was approved on Monday as the provisional winner in the bidding for ownership of the Piraeus Tower building. The economic commission of the municipality of Piraeus enabled the empty Commerce and Shipping Centre of Piraeus...

131 Years Since Athens' Zappeion Megaron Opened for the First Time

131 years ago, on October 20, 1888 one of Athens' architectural landmarks, the Zappeion Megaron opened its doors for the first time. Located in the heart of the Greek capital, inside the National Gardens of Athens, the Zappeion, as it...

The Story Behind the Historic Tositseo Building Evacuated by Athens Police

A large police operation took place in downtown Athens on Thursday morning in order to clear out a historic building in which illegal immigrants have squatted in since 2016. Police drones, trucks, and vans, along with MAT riot police and a...

Benaki Museum Hosts Exhibit on Greek Architect Who Built Skopje in 1960's

Constantinos Doxiadis was a Greek architect who played a crucial role in the rebuilding of the city of Skopje in 1963 following a devastating earthquake which destroyed 80 percent of the city's infrastructure. At the time Skopje was part...

The Impressive Multi-Level Santorini Winery Built According to the Law of Gravity

The Venetsanos winery, above the port of Athinios, overlooks the magnificent caldera of Santorini. One of the oldest wineries on the island, it has a long tradition and is today a major exporter, particularly to Russia. The winery was built...

Sustainable Cultural Heritage Events Taking Place in Chania, Crete

Several events are currently taking place in Crete on the occasion of the European Year of Cultural Heritage. For the week of June 2 to June 5, the Center for Mediterranean Architecture of Chania will be hosting the exhibition “Sustainable...

Images of Unique Orthodox Chapel on Cyprus Go Viral! (Photos)

The Orthodox Chapel of Saint Peter and Saint Helena in Paphos, Cyprus is making its way through social media outlets and architecture websites due to its unique modern design. Created by Michail Georgiou the Saint Peter and Saint Helena Chapel was "inspired by the...