Nature when undisturbed throughout time will reclaim anything built by humanity...Inspired by shipwrecks and under the influence of this relationship, this thesis attempts to outline the relationship, the dependence but also the denial of anthropogenic elements to harmonize with nature without disrupting it.
The location taken into regard is in Kea, also known as Tzia, an earthly paradise of diving and hiking tourism. On its seabed lie the remains of the antecedently magnificent ships HMHS Britannic and SS Burdigala. The placement point is the peninsula which accommodates the first-ever operated lighthouse in Cyclades and it is in direct contact with the surface above the approximate locations of the two shipwrecks. The installation was created around a path which is formed by the vectors pointing from the locations of the shipwrecks towards the lighthouse in an attempt to highlight it and transfuse an optimistic perception.
A path, an experience, a project which expresses nature’s effort to consort with man-made elements and the resulting contrast through the excavated structures, inspired by the ships and their ending (σκάφος< ancient greek for vessel < σκάπτω[dig]). Following their form (ναυς< άγνυμι< break, crumble, break into pieces) through the dispersion of structures and their connection by the path’s route in an attempt to harmonize in an unusual environment and to build up intensity, create new uses within it and a different perception regarding what surrounds it and what it contains.
Natural characteristics that dominate the area, being calm on the south side and intense on the north side, transform spaces by the changing conditions of the sea, the wind and natural light placing them in a continuous conversation with each other.