The project elaborates Athens beyond its limits, as the city blows up due to recent infrastructures and suburban development. The current social and spatial requirements of the expanding metropolis transpose the defined limits, and extend the city to the periphery. In general, cities are already thick, solid, but their forms expand beyond those solid limits. The greater geographical area can be determined as a unity of urbanization segments. More specifically the research focuses on the western coastal area of the Attic peninsula (Saronikos Gulf), regarding the area in between Athens and Corinth, that constitutes a lively periphery, especially during the summer season.
The territory zone attracts a major amount of weekend or daylong visitors, as well as owners of vacation residences. At the same time, industrial/ shipyard zones coexist with beaches of great diversity, partly developed recreation and areas of great historic, archeological and mythological particularity. It concerns a complex and lively periphery that has yet only been examined partially and inadequately.
During the effort to record this mixed and complicated aggregation of controversial data, a new scanning of the area is being attempted, beyond the segmental information provided by the sources of the past. Elements such as the ones provided by history, archaeology, urban planning, travelers, mythology, are combined with recordings of personal experience, as the area is swept using all the possible means of transportation. The main root consists of three allocated parts: Athens – Megara, Faliro – Megara (through Salamina island) and Megara – Isthmos. Each root is a recorded transition from one area to another combining multiple means of transportation, during various time periods.