The project is about the interaction that concludes between the building and the line, when the former is set at the edge of the road. On the occasion of the journey, and more specifically the journey by car, this certain operation is placed at the “margin” of the national road network. If we observe it critically, we will see that the national road network integrates with neither the landscape nor the built environment. On the contrary, it is completely distanced and stands in an independent way. At the same time, the growth of speed results to the compression of space, leading to the loss of the sense of space by the driver.
The main purpose of the subject is the highlight, through building interference, of the route as space that entertains the journey. Thereby, on the base of the pre-mentioned critique, we choose to intervene on the old national road network. Due to its structure, the old national road network permits its own use, on the base of the route itself, not according to the two points: the starting point and the destination.
The old national road linking the cities of Athens and Lamia is used as an applied model that can be adjusted on any secondary national network. The buildings designed are supposed to meet many of the needs that occur during the journey, thus they are positioned according to a rhythm which occurs due to these needs. The building is placed in parallel, vertically and over the road.
A central element in the design is the vehicle and its motion inside and around the building. Concluding, the excuse of the journey becomes the motivation for a try-out on the use of the motion and the view as tools for the design.