This study begins by presenting the tendency of wide usage of modernism’s formal choices which is intensely located at the contemporary literate greek architecture.
The question which is posed and which we are invited to answer is what is relation of this tendency with architecture of modernity and how much can the contemporary literate greek architecture take characterizations such as “modern”.
In order to answer firstly we make a presentation of this specific term’s history, overall of the period of modernity and at last of modern architecture. For this purpose modernity is construed as a dialectical process, a situation of conflict.
By this analysis two possibilities of view of modernism emerge this we have already report (the dialectical), an also this of the inability of his total interpretation. Following there’s the presentation o f a perceptice context for modernity’s the relation with hers socioeconomic base.
After that we pass to an analysis of today’s conditions and of the dominant transformations in space and architecture of the past two decades.
With this background we conclude that, with the two already mentioned views for modern, contemporary literate greek architecture either can’t be characterized as “modern” due to the inability of a clear and discernible conception of the term, or –with the interpretation of modern as dialectic- hers characterization as such leads this term to impoverishment.