1. Crystal-decoded


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    Crystal decoded is a diploma project which aims at the rehabilitation of a limestone quarry in the area of Imetus, Athens. The motivation behind the project is to research a new method for approaching the quarried landscape, based on crystal structures. A script is developed that attempts to simulate crystal growth, which is the most basic process in mineral creation. The script is parametrized such that the different stages of crystal growth can be mapped into architectural terms such as program, construction limitations, orientation, views. Further, the crystal structure of a specific mineral, in this case limestone, is translated into the structural component of the proposed construction. The final algorithm is based on (Lindemeyer) L-systems and outputs a 3-D form given user-defined inputs of the crystal structure and site limitations, including the circulation system. This form is then manipulated into a final design. As an illustrative example, we propose the creation of a suburban metropolitan park that expands on three levels of the former quarry. The following uses are implemented: offices for the forest rangers, parking, a botanical garden, a climbing center, an exhibition building and areas for alternative mountainous activities. The circulation system constraints yield from the evolution of the quarry ramps, and the proposed design then connects all three levels of the quarry and offers multiple views and ways of experiencing the landscape. The final design is not however limited by these uses, but allows for mutations of the site, e.g. an expansion of the quarry, which could lead to re-arrangements of the park’s uses and structure. Student: Pantazis Evangelos Tutor: Vergopoulos Stavros School:Aristotle's University of Thessaloniki, Department of Architecture Location:Mount Imetus/ Athens Use: Metropolitan park with mixed uses Structure: steel truss/glass (primary structure), steel profiles/vegetation (secondary structure) Total constructed area:40.000sq.m. Design period: October 2009-February 2010 Construction period: (...)

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    • mini+concrete=love !!!!


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      about a year ago a new miniramp made of concrete was set in a chill spot at Vironas,Athens thats a video of the first time i was there with friends. hope you enjoy it !!!!! film : dicky bury , kostas mandilas edit : dicky bury skaters : kostas madilas , christos loupis , dicky bury music : The Suburbs-Arcade Fire

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