By Ioanna Papadopoulou  |  31 Jan 2022
  • Location:  Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Area:  Saga, Arcadia
  • Year:  2018
  • Work Type:  Student
  • Institute:  Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Department of Architecture
  • Status:  Conceptual
  • Team Members:  Ioanna Papadopoulou (JoPa)
  • Instructor:  Apostolos Kalfopoulos

Saga, like the name of the creator's village. The source of memories and images that reflect the province as she perceives it. The nature, the old small houses with the courtyards and the external baths, the public fountains, the open spaces and the alleys, the outdoor oven, the games in the plain, the agricultural work ...
The composition is based on simple structures to examine the geometry of the spatial landscape, the materiality and the emotional connections. On the one hand, the abandoned billboards in the plain, the old unused greenhouses and the drilling "houses" that testify to the abandonment and on the other hand, buildings that give birth to meetings and stories, such as the village school, the old stone fountain, historical places like the Staircase of Pafsanias etc, all landscapes of a neighborhood that is in danger of being lost.

Title: Saga
Type: Mixed Materials Model
Photography: Xristos Karagiannis
Dimensions: 1m x 1.2m