This proposal elaborates the modern cheap building construction practices in Greece and uses them in the same country and for the same reason, the habitation.
The Greek word “Giapi” describes an unfinished construction, which often is abandoned and so produces an open space situation with a variety of uses and definitions.
The first idea of the project is the tilting over of one Giapi into a stream named “Krafsidonas”.
In this way a new horizontal skeleton in the stream is created, which connects both shores of the river. These bridges form the primary structure which contains smaller (secondary) skeletons. The secondary skeletons are at different stages of completion depending on their position in the large frame skeleton.
So the big skeleton contains 37 properties resulting from the repeating of three different types.
The three types come from the study and transformation of a floor plan of a typical Greek multi-storey building which contains 3 apartments.
Six of the 37 properties from the primary structure are at a degree of completion, which allows to occupy them. The others are in an earlier state, each of them in a different depending on their position in the primary skeleton.
Anyhow the area covered by the property and the access to it is the same for all of them.
The territory of the river and the bridges is not for sale or rent, only the secondary structures can be owned. The price depends on the degree of completion of each property.
The river and the bridges will continue to be public with open access as now.
An unsold property will be open to everyone as every public building, but without declaration of a specific use.
Six theaters are placed vertical in flow direction in the river bed. They slow down the speed of the water of the river creating vortices and stare large amounts of water, which is vital for the territory between the dry periods.
The project provides a property with low privacy. The rooms of each property with their different functions are spread across different floors and therefore it is necessary to cross the public area to go from one room to another.
The project follows a new logic of design – there is no separation of the design and construction period and time of inhabitation. A space changing over time is created. The intervention of humans is its meaning. It can be changes by natural or urban events and acts as a filter of the river. It invites the people to relationships of cooperation or confliction between them.