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Plinthos | mab architects

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 / mab architecture Courtesy Christos Drazos

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.

Plinthos / mab architecture Courtesy Christos Drazos

The bricks are placed on their side creating a perforated wall and allowing light, sound and air to flow through.

Plinthos / mab architecture Courtesy Christos DrazosPlinthos / mab architecture Courtesy Christos Drazos

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.

Plinthos / mab architecture Courtesy Christos DrazosPlinthos / mab architecture Courtesy Christos Drazos

Finally the computer analyzes the signals trnasforming them and into a striking audio and visual installation!Plinthos / mab architecture Interactivity Diagram

Plinthos / mab architecture Courtesy Christos Drazos

What is memorable about this project is that combines brillianty an ancient material and contemporary technologies!

 


all photos by Christos Drazos
source: archdaily

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This entry was posted on March 26, 2011 by in architecture.

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