In the context of diplomatic work, a wide range of architectural typologies and functional prototypes are being studied and approached in the future residential environments of Athens, highlighting urban complexity. The interest focuses on the multiple times and frequencies of the city itself, which is constantly ostensibly. Lending on William Gibson’s phrase, “the future is already here, but it is not uniformly distributed, the future can be many and not one, in different regions with different needs and with other scales”, in the city of Athens the future arrives but at different speeds. So regions accept the future faster and others slower. In Greek cities, and more specifically in Athens, an alternation of spatial relations is created, thus transforming the times into information and transfer sponges in the same urban landscape.
A new architectural dictionary is being explored in the urban fabric of Athens starting from the place, showing the scales of the phenomenon of the future in the present. Local neutrality plays an important role in exploration and acts as a means. The aim is to identify the new roles of today’s city and their emergence. Transferring them in the future, attempting to transform and magnify them is attempted, as in the end they are repositioned in the present city, forming imaginary scenarios within the limits of fiction, highlighting tomorrow’s needs today.
Taking as a starting point the scale of operations and contacting the Central Idea: It is proposed to design four residential programs - functions originating from the typical Athenian block (building block):
(a) the movable room, (b) the new face, (c) the glass arcade, (d) the metal tower.