Giapi is an unfished construction, that when is abandoned produces an open space situation with a variaty of uses and definitions. The current project started its research from these abandoned building-skeletons and consists four parts:
- The events that take place inside and around these abandoned buildings (giapia) or those as a result of their presence
- The elements of space that were traced at a specific abandoned building under construction at Volos, a city of Greece.
- The objects that were collected in this specific building, which are linked to stories irrelatives to the choosen field of research.
- The inhomogeneousthoughts and analysizations that took place during the research period.
The first chapter, ''Events'' contains newspaper articles from the period 1995 to 2018
The second chapter, ''Words'' is a visual dictionary consisted of lemmas which discribe the elements found in the abandoned building under construction at Volos.
The third chapter, ''Objects – Stories'' contains lists, stories, game rules, essays, all connected to the objects that were found in the research building.
All these stories of the third chapter and the articles from the second chapter, though based on real facts are not true. They are partially or totally reconstructed in order to connect with each other,to give the diferrent aspects of an issue and to raise issues such us still time, property, exaggeration, industrialization, monuments, symbolisms, different ways of representation, architectural thought, legend, journey, rute, the non linearity.
The fourth chapter ''About giapia'' (buildings under consructions): contains a list of different thoughts and works that took place during the research.
There are three different ways to read this project: the linear, the proposed and the open one.
The chapters of this project, are located on the map as numbered nodes. This map represents a typical ground plan of the research building.
In this map someone can draw as rutes (by connecting the nodes) and therefore discover one of the three ways to read the project (the open one).
Thus, the whole project becomes a game, a rute in space, set by the decicions of the reader. Therefore, the research about the building under construction remains unfinishedand possibly endless.By choosing connections between the chapters, the reader can finish the project’s constuction or not.