The following study presents the intervention at the abandoned settlement of Etia in Lasithi and the creation of a new building that will be the base of the INSTAP study center of East Crete and will operate with a supporting role for the needs of the settlement.
This study is divided into two major sections in order to understand the matter thoroughly and to present as much information as needed to highlight the importance of the buildings of folk architectural creation the deserve to be preserved.
In the first section, general information about the island and the folk cretan architecture is listed. Initially the geographic context and information about the history of the island at different periods of time, as well as general information about the architecture and the urban planning are presented. Then, the issue of residence in the settlements of Crete is extensively analyzed. The simple house of the people living in the countryside is analyzed in terms of typology, materials, the way of structure and morphological data. In addition, there are observations, assumptions and descriptions, which occurred after the visit and study of settlements and after interviews with (former) inhabitants and people that work at the municipalities of the region highlighted. Finally, there are examples of settlements that were abandoned and revived, after private initiative, mentioned.
The second section is about the empirical part of the research and the presentation of the proposed new building. Study and mapping of Etia was conducted, as well as study of how the INSTAP works and its actions. Then the diagrams that present the analysis of the region and the work flow until the creation of the final proposal are presented.