I moved to Athens from Thessaloniki in 2004. My new city’s landscape was so mixed, that it became a challenge for research. Densely and irregularly built, with areas of an arbitrary character, bizarrely void spaces (such as the back of apartment buildings), abandoned structures, or other buildings that slowly changed use. An urban landscape full of temporary human interference, becoming permanent as time passes. It is alike natural canvas, where anyone can leave their stroke. This ever-changing environment of Athens still intrigues me, and I keep a kind of architectural diary. These pictures were taken from 2005 to 2010.

I moved to Athens from Thessaloniki in 2004. My new city’s landscape was so mixed, that it became a challenge for research. Densely and irregularly built, with areas of an arbitrary character, bizarrely void spaces (such as the back of apartment buildings), abandoned structures, or other buildings that slowly changed use. An urban landscape full of temporary human interference, becoming permanent as time passes. It is alike natural canvas, where anyone can leave their stroke. This ever-changing environment of Athens still intrigues me, and I keep a kind of architectural diary. These pictures were taken from 2005 to 2010.

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