Mileni Pamfili MArch Dissertation

Feverish urbanization has left the city of Athens with a degraded urban environment depriving its inhabitants of quality outdoor spaces that are a cultural expectation as well as climatic assets. The aim of this project is to rediscover the lost quality of the city’s environment by exploring the interactions and transitions between indoor and outdoor environments taking account of the complexity of the urban context and the significant climate change experienced in Central Athens in recent years. The proposals are for a residential scheme located close to the city centre where the relaxation of planning regulations provides the opportunity to reinterpret the design of the urban block exploring the relationships of the constituent elements as well as the interactions with private and public outdoor spaces.