Design Notebook by Sias SA


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    Open House Thessaloniki 2014, 15-16 November

    Sias SA is proud to be supporting Open House Thessaloniki 2014, hosted in the city for the third time this year the weekend of 15-16 November. Thessaloniki is hosting Open House in order to highlight the architectural wealth of a city with a long history.     Historical and...

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    Streetmix civic app: Design the street you ‘d like to live on

    Streemix is a civic app by Code for America, a tool which allows anyone to make simple road cross section diagrams to express their ideas clearly and easily. Started in a Hackathon with not such an appealing interface, it now has evolved to a neat and fun app calling...

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    The Architect’s font: Stencil faces (01 Le Corbusier)

    “Stencil faces have been useful in communicating the horny-handed cultures of building sites, rail freight, shipping and also military life” John L. Walters comments under the poster of 1970 film MASH by Robert Altman, in his book Fifty Faces that changed the world. The use of stencil technique in...

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    Concrete Mixtape #02: Residence in Kavouri (T. Ch. Zenetos 1959-1961)

    The second concrete mixtape is here, walking us into October through an audible tour of Takis Zenetos residence in Kavouri (1959-1961). Fake Office put together for us a whimsical compilation of sounds, perfectly colouring this iconic work of Zenetos that has not survived to day. Even more so, this...

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    Murder in Neufert’s Way: Playhouse Cards by studio Entice

    The Architect’s Data handbook by Ernst Neufert, is the inspiration behind Playhouse Cards by Nike Dimopoulou and Nikolas Arnis of Studio Entice, Athens based multidisciplinary studio. Nike and Nikos, reflect upon their architectural background and references, interpreting the regular card suits into architectural details borrowed from the (loved and hated)...

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    NYC Taxis: A Day in the Life – A Data Visualization by Chris Whong

    A twitter campaign was the trigger for the “urbanist, mapmaker and data junkie” Chris Whong to dive in NYC taxis’ data. #metricmonday was featuring a chart with hourly taxi volumes in a given week revealing only one interesting information but in a quite confusing way, the twice-daily dip in...

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    Concrete Mixtape #01: Vacation House in Amorgos (I. Xenakis, 1966)

    We are excited to kick off this new season, presenting ‘Concrete Mixtapes’ a monthly series of mix-tapes, produced in collaboration with Fake Office. Sias blog invited Athens based Fake Office, to put together 12 sound tours, inspired by 12 iconic buildings of Greek modernism. September issue guides us to…

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    A floating catwalk by AMO for Prada SS15 show

    Rem Koolhaas’s studio AMO collaboration with fashion house Prada, has produced over the years some of the most interesting, if not exquisite set ups for catwalks (take for example last year’s ‘The Ideal House’ catwalk for FW14 collection). Their last production, the SS15 show, was conceived as a floating...

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    Concrete Mixtape #00: Weekend House in Anavyssos (Aris Konstantinidis, 1962)

    Seeing that July Mondays are probably the worst kind of the year, we thought it would be appropriate to launch our architecturally inspired mixtape series right on a Monday as that. So give a warm welcome to ‘Frozen Music’ mixtapes which are intended to keep you company throughout the...

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    Mill turned into vacation house in Pelion – by Tessera Architects

    A dilapidated olive-oil press in mountain Pelion is revived as a contemporary vacation residence. Wooden window frames special construction by Sias SA.

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