Friday, February 10, 2006

check the flyer in Estia!

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

"The man makes the place holy."

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Security - a serious problem ?!


After reading these comments i realised that security might be a serious problem in Estia.
This feeling of FEAR that i find in many of your comments- a girl raped, things stollen from your rooms, gipsies breaking in from windows- is probably so general that something should be done...

Families living in Estia

How would you like..




..the roof of your building in estia to look like that?

Inside Student Campus in Iasi- Romania






Addis Abeba University's main campus







Monday, December 05, 2005

writting on the wall..



Maybe improvements in Estia could make this kind of feelings dissapear..

Perspective views from corridors




How do you imagine transforming these empty spaces into attractive public spaces?









Inside views showing some of the residents' hobbies..


Estia from Εθνικο Ιδρυμα Νεοτητας' s point of view




Η Φ.Ε Πάτρας βρίσκεται στον Πανεπιστημιακό χώρο.
Η Εστία άρχισε να λειτουργεί κατά το ακαδημαϊκό έτος 1978-1979.
Σήμερα λειτουργούν οκτώ (8) κτίρια κοιτώνων που περιλαμβάνουν 860 μονόκλινα δωμάτια και 11 ξενώνες (6 δίκλινα –4 τετράκλινα- 1 επτάκλινο) που χρησιμοποιούνται για φιλοξενίες
Δυναμικότητα: 871 άτομα.

campus of University of California, San Diego




Saturday, December 03, 2005

Designing to socialize by Ole Bouman

‘For a long time architecture fulfilled two essential roles within one mode by crafting buildings. The first role was to provide shelter, to protect. The second role was to organize people according to their social patterns. A human being must be seen both as a biological entity and as a social entity. As an organism people need shelter and hence: buildings. As a social being, people have adopted completely new forms of organizing behaviour.
We must reconsider the act of getting people together, not necessary through buildings but through means that can also be completely non-constructivist.What we need is re-invention of the community spirit,expressing harmony by concentric architecture,propagating human unity, but the most important: using the intensity of the location to create existential dialogue. ’

Sunday, November 27, 2005

If you want to put photos to show better your ideas, but you are too lazy to make a member account, you can just mail me first to this address simonini36@yahoo.com and i will post them so after that you can go and make your own comments on your photos!

Friday, November 25, 2005

Rift Valley Academy Campus, Kenya

new paths in Estia



Some call it Estia.... we call it home