koozarchExploring New Spatial Narratives by Anna Vasileiou#art #architecture #artitecture #koozarch The legendary and historical island of Ioannina in northwestern Greece, of a total area of 353.70 acres and an architectural, religious and environmental value, is located in Lake Pamvotis, a 24-square-kilometers ecosystem protected by Natura 2000, 470m above sea level. It includes a preserved settlement, an artificial coniferous forest, while bordered to the northwest by an extensive reed area growing in the lake. Despite the intense environmental degradation it has been through, the island continues to give shelter to valuable fauna and flora species, many of which are endangered.
The study area, a rock of a particularly interesting topography and location to the southwest, stands as a boundary between the lake front and the hinterland, thus negating the point of contact between them and allowing only the circumferential path along the lakeside front.
The design process is based on the data the island offers. It is a place of a strong religious character that complements the city of Ioannina, a place of hesychasm and recreation. Its particular morphological characteristics are perceived firstly by the three dynamically-changing-in-time fronts: the reeds ‘disappearing’ and regenerating through time and conditions, the stone-built village of a characteristic scale of urban typologies and the coniferous forest on the background, allow an ‘interacting reading’ of the place both from outside to inside and from inside to outside, creating an introvert and an extrovert character. This gets intensified by the special climate conditions of the area with the wet winters and widespread fog periods. The short path on the perimeter offers different successive images of the entire waterfront of the city of Ioannina and spatial qualities shaped to a great extent by the natural and climatic features.[...]
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- turnflux@koozarch I believe this drawing is actually the work of Anna-Maria Vissilia
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