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Four Seas
4th year Architectural Design Option Studio, FW 2019-20
Coastal Domains Design Research
Department of Architecture, University of Patras - GR

During fall semester 2019-20, Four Seas was the sixth architectural design option studio of the Coastal Domains interdisciplinary, independent design research at the Department of Architecture of the University of Patras (DoAUP). Since 2016 and through a multitude of case studies on targeted coastal territorial contexts, the initiative explores, records, assesses, and envisions sustainable futures for the North-eastern Mediterranean coastal territories. Coastal Domains aims to study the Coastal Landscape as a critical subject of architecture. The activities of the Coastal Domains initiative are grounded in a rigorous and extensive territorial analysis of specific geographical contexts, focusing on complex forms and means of representation. The www.coastaldomains.org online platform is an archive and networking tool to consolidate, link and make public academic research and activities, design projects, references and data.

Contact
katsota@upatras.gr

Research Team
FW 2019-20

Studio Instructor, Design Research Initiator & Head
Demetra Katsota AADipl MArch(Harvard) RIBA
Professor of Architectural DesignDoAUP

Regular Critic
Constantinos Petrakos, architect DiplArch March

Teaching Assistant & Platform Coordinator
Athina Xenouli, Diploma studentDoAUP

Invited Critics
Giannis Giannoutsos, Eleni Papanastasiou, Alexandra Stratou, Athanassius Zagorisios
Architects, Instructors DoAUP

Researchers
José Aguilar Martínez
Born in Cartagena, Spain. Architecture student, currently based in Patras on an Erasmus exchange programme at the DoAUP. Jose’s research interests include 3D printing applications on architecture and art, the relationship between housing and gravity, and 3D design.

Vaso Aidonidou
Born in Athens, GR and raised in Patras. Currently studying Architecture at the University of Patras. Attended several architectural workshops and lectures including Ελ/Le Corbusier and re-culture2. Vaso is interested in the relation of architecture with the minor subcultures.

Tamara Arroniz Marín
Born in Murcia, south Spain. Architecture student at the University of Cartagena. Interested in arts and sustainable architecture, but also in “less is more” as a way of life and design.

Yannis Bessas
Born in Athens, but originally from Alexandroupolis, GR. Currently studying architecture at the University of Patras. Erasmus+ student during the academic year 2018-19. Yannis is interested in urban planning and design, with a predilection for utopian landscapes and fictional worlds. Keen sketcher.

Marilina Fanou
Born and raised in Athens, GR. Currently studying architecture at the University of Patras Interested in sustainable development, interior design and history of architecture. Believer that architecture is a redefinition of daily life.

Miriam Georgakopoulou
Born and raised in Athens, GR. Currently studying Architecture at the University of Patras. Likes experimenting with techniques, ideas and learning from mistakes.

Marousa Nektaria Korontzi
Born in Athens Greece and basically raised in Strezova village. Currently studying in Patras School of Architecture. Interested in scenography, contrasts in architecture as well as in mystery and ethics around it.

Natalia Papageorgiou
Born in Marousi, Attica and raised in Saronida, a coastal suburb of Athens. Currently studying Architecture at the University of Patras. Interested in fine arts, such as drawing, painting and graphic arts. Speaks Greek, English, German and Turkish.

Georgia Papalexandri
Born and raised in Athens, GR. Georgia is an architecture student at the University of Patras, interested in architecture in extreme environments and conditions. In particular, she would like to study this subject both in terms of habitats in extreme climates and territories but also in relation to humanitarian missions for the betterment of people’s lives. Georgia enjoys experimenting with the use of colour in drawing.

Foteini Stamouli
Born and raised in Athens, GR. Currently studying Architecture at the University of Patras. Foteini has gained work experience in landscape architecture and urban planning.

Elina Thermoyanni
Born and raised in Athens, GR. Currently studying architecture at the University of Patras. Interested in interior design and sustainable architecture.

Elias Tsoutsanis
Born and raised in Patras, GR. Currently studying in Patras School of Architecture. Interested in virtual game design, interior design and residential architecture.

Stefania Voulgari
Born in Patras, GR. Currently studying Architecture at the University of Patras. Stephania is interested in interior design and experimenting with new ways of illustration. Speaks Greek, English and French.

Maria Vourloumi
Born in Athens, GR and raised in Patras. Currently studying Architecture at the University of Patras. Interested in arts and volunteering. Maria is interested in landscape architecture, architecture in extreme environments and the practice of mapping. Maria believes that architecture can improve people's lives.

Zografia Zaraveli
Born and raised in the island of Zante, GR. Currently studying Architecture at the University of Patras. Interested in the architecture of the interiors and the search for new spatial dimensions. Zografia has a particular interest in craftsmanship and in the potentials of creative modelling.


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