6 VOIDS: PXATHENS 2012

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description installation at the Greek participation in the 13th International Architecture Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia
category exhibition
location Venice, Italy
design team

Stephan Buerger, Tassos Govatsos

exhibition curators

Panos Dragonas, Anna Skiada

photographs

Yiorgis Yerolymbos

design year 2012

Buerger katsota architects’ installation in the Hellenic Pavilion at the the 13th International Architecture Exhibition at the Venice Biennale constitutes a 1:1 transposition of six spaces for play in Athens’ centre. Within the exhibition context each artefact undertakes a double function which relates to the human body and the experience of the space and the exhibits. Each object is constructed with the prescribed materials for the actual space for play in Athens’ centre and is placed respectively in the exhibition space within six voids that relate to the real urban condition of the real site, in the real city.

At the very entrance of the exhibition, the marble and playtop clad artefact PXA 02 'Hill’s Plateaus', invites the visitor to step upon and perceive the exhibition from above and in its entirety. The glass reinforced concrete PXA 01 'Six Thresholds' artefact, framed by neighbouring structures on its two sides, allows the cross crawling and sliding in the same way the pedestrian street on the foothills of the Acropolis allows its crossing. The 300mm powder coated horizontal steel tube of PXA 06 'Forest Square', is positioned at the corner of a block and of the exhibition, becoming a sitting for two viewers of the opposite video projections. The playtop clad PXA 04 'Three Corners' artefact -the transposition of a wall for leaning- allows the visitor to lean back and view the exhibits across. On the back side of the exhibition, the three-sided playtop clad PXA 03 'Lot' artefact allows three visitors to sit and view the exhibits on the opposite three sides. At the far end of the exhibition, the metal frame with a woven rope net of PXA 05 'Secret Garden' artefact refers to a magic carpet, providing sitting for two visitors sited back to back or for one visitor laying.


Title Year Type Locaction Country
HOUSES A·2 2014 residential, hospitality Paros Greece
FERANT GARDEN APARTMENT 2017 residential Ljubljana Slovenia
CING LABORATORY BUILDING 2018 public Nicosia Cyprus
STUDENT STUDIOS PATRAS 2007 residential Patras Greece
PX SIX THRESHOLDS 2012 public Athens Greece
HOUSE B 2014 residential Crete Greece
HOUSE L 2016 residential, research Antiparos Greece
LANDHOTEL SILVESTAR 2016 commercial, residential, hospitality Motovun Croatia
AS IF 2014 residential, research Mykonos Greece
HOUSE E 2016 residential Artemida Greece
UNIVERSITY LIBRARY GRAZ 2015 public Graz Austria
HOUSE T 2016 residential Antiparos Greece
HOUSE H 2012 residential Corfu Greece
KURA CULTURAL CENTRE 2013 public Mingachevir Azerbaijan
THREE SPACES 2013 exhibition Athens Greece
KUBAN RIVERSIDE HOTEL 2013 commercial, hospitality Krasnodar Russia
STUDENT STUDIOS THESSALONIKI 2017 residential Thessaloniki Greece
HOUSE A+B 2008 residential Paros Greece
COOP BANK HEADQUARTERS 2012 commercial Nicosia Cyprus
PX THREE CORNERS 2012 public Athens Greece
AUSTRIAN AMBASSADOR RESIDENCE 2013 residential Athens Greece
COASTAL DOMAINS 2017 exhibition Athens Greece
ANNENHEIM CUBES 2012 residential, hospitality Treffen Austria
FERLACH TECHNICAL SCHOOL 2016 public Ferlach Austria
CASPIAN SEA RESORT 2012 public, residential, masterplan, hospitality Baku Azerbaijan
6 VOIDS: PXATHENS 2012 exhibition Venice Italy
BELGIAN EMBASSY 2009 public Athens Greece
CAUCASUS CONFERENCE CENTRE 2012 public Qabala Azerbaijan
GERMAN SCHOOL ATHENS 2017 public Athens Greece
LAKE APARTMENTS 2012 residential Bodensdorf Austria
PX ATHENS 2012 public, masterplan Athens Greece
LARNACA AGORA 2011 public Larnaca Cyprus
NOVARA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 2018 public Vienna Austria
OFFICE A 2010 commercial Athens Greece
HBWBC SCHOOL 2010 public Vienna Austria
DASOUPOLI HIGH SCHOOL 2010 public Nicosia Cyprus
RATHAUSPARK 2009 public Vienna Austria
TOWNHOUSE K 2009 residential Nafplion Greece
VILLA W1 2008 residential Corfu Greece
HELLENIC PARLIAMENT 2008 research Athens Greece
KYRIAZI DEVELOPMENT 2008 commercial, residential Athens Greece
GERMAN DEVELOPMENT 2008 masterplan Sofia Bulgaria
SUPERSTORE V 2008 commercial Athens Greece
MELINA PAVILION 2007 exhibition Athens Greece
GLEISDORF DEVELOPMENT 2007 residential Gleisdorf Austria
HELEXPO PAVILION 2007 exhibition Thessaloniki Greece
VILLA S 2006 residential Vienna Austria
VERTICAL ATTICA 2006 masterplan, research Attica Greece
SCHLOSSMUSEUM 2006 public Linz Austria
EXHIBITION 102x 2006 exhibition Athens Greece
HOUSE M 2004 residential Athens Greece
SKYWALK BRIDGE 2004 public Vienna Austria
HELLENIKON PARK 2004 masterplan Athens Greece
DARNITSA DEVELOPMENT 2003 commercial Kiev Ukraine
TRANSITIONAL INTERSTICES 2003 residential Ano Liosia Greece