The formulation of the city of Volos the last years has been deeply affected by the existence of the University. The imageof the city, as well as its economy, would be completely different without the students, regarding their big population in relationto the size of the city. Observationsaround our everyday life operated as a jumping off point. Part of the formulation of the everyday life of the students has to do with the temporary nature of student residency in the city (one example - the students who leave with the erasmous program and look for a storage space for their domestic belongings while being away). Another observation has to do with the dipoles of public-private, familiar-unfamiliar. We were interested in how one can observe different types of intimacies in the public space, through the different gradations of these dipoles.
The proposalresulted from those observations, that have to do with the daily life as well as with the use of space. The project is about the distribution of some operations that have to do with everyday life, in specific locations of the city. The locations are places that are secondary, "non-places", a category of "urban voids" that are activated with the addition of "day accommodation spaces". The program consists of the following uses: communal washing machines, storage spaces for the students who leave with the erasmous program, space for the rehearsal of music bands, working out space, outdoor studying spaces, complementary resting spaces, outdoor library. The program corresponds to the uses of a student dormitory, scattered in the city, without being aimed exclusively at students. The choice of the distribution of the usesin three different locations instead of their concertation creates a more intense interaction with the city. The structure also has a temporary character: it can be disassembled and stored in a space specially designated for this usage (abandoned building). Those added spaces are complementary to the existing residency infrastructure and do not intend to replace it. The day accommodation equipments function as facilities, as some more opportunities that the city can provide, an opening (up) of the everyday life, an additional possibility in the public space. Mundane, everyday activities that are associated with the private - domestic sphereare taking place in the public space, and in that way different shades of common and instant intimacies are created in the city.