I am always glad to publish interesting projects. But when it comes to greek architecture the pleasure is double!
This is an exciting project by Greek architectural firm mab architects that was recently completed and is located in Athens, Greece.
Plinthos is an interactive pavilion that consists of 21816 bricks of clay, a building material used extensively in Greece. This project explores not only the common attributes of the brick but also transparency, a quality not normally associated with this material.
The bricks are placed on their side creating a perforated wall and allowing light, sound and air to flow through.
Though the pavillion is made of a spiritless material, the structure itself is an living organism. Both the visitor and the structure interact throught stems and cameras installed in various locations, capturing motion and transmitting it to a computer.
Finally the computer analyzes the signals trnasforming them and into a striking audio and visual installation!
What is memorable about this project is that combines brillianty an ancient material and contemporary technologies!
all photos by Christos Drazos