elevated urban hut proposed for the rooftops of athens

Jan 9, 2015 by

 

elevated urban hut proposed for the rooftops of athens

elevated urban hut proposed for the rooftops of athens
image © dragonas christopoulou architects

 

 

 

elevated two meters above a typical greek high-rise, sovaldi this proposed urban hut allows its occupants to contemplate the city from a different viewpoint. designed by panos dragonas and varvara christopoulou, order the cabin – which provides only nine square meters of floor space – has been conceived in response to mass globalization and the world’s ever-increasing urbanization.

 

during the 21st century, there are no remote locations, explain the design team. ‘the planet has been explored and digitally mapped in every latitude and longitude. the media and social networks bring the public sphere in every corner of the world. more than ever, the post-modernist subject remains trapped between the real space of megacities and the digital world of computer networks.

deltarchi panos dragonas varvara christopoulou detached urban hut athens designboom
the proposed structure is elevated two meters above a typical greek high-rise
image © dragonas christopoulou architects

 

 

 

a typical ‘hut’ is commonly imagined as a small residential structure, firmly rooted within its remote location. offering an urban alternative, this new city structure offers views of an artificial landscape, consisting of antennas, solar panels and insulation materials. internally, the cabin provides the minimum equipment that is required for temporary escapes and contemplation, while a large glazed façade presents views across the rooftops of the greek capital.

deltarchi panos dragonas varvara christopoulou detached urban hut athens designboom
the cabin has been conceived in response to the world’s ever-increasing urbanization
image © dragonas christopoulou architects

deltarchi panos dragonas varvara christopoulou detached urban hut athens designboom
a large glazed façade presents views across the rooftops of the greek capital
image © dragonas christopoulou architects

deltarchi panos dragonas varvara christopoulou detached urban hut athens designboom
the cabin provides the minimum equipment that is required for temporary escapes
image © dragonas christopoulou architects

deltarchi panos dragonas varvara christopoulou detached urban hut athens designboom
in total, the hut offers nine square meters of floor spaces
image © dragonas christopoulou architects

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