Kostas Manolidis (Veria, 1965) is an architect and professor in architectural design. He graduated from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and received the M.Arch degree from Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc). He worked at Neil Denari's office at Los Angeles. Later he set up his own practice at Thessaloniki where he has worked extensively in private and public architecture assignments as well as in landscape design projects. He lives in Volos since 2006.
His academic interests focus on the landscapes of the Greek periphery and the materiality of architecture. He is co-editor of the books “Beautiful, Awful and Austere Landscape: Readings and Perspectives on the Landscape in Greece”, “Representation as a Vehicle of Architectural Thought” and “The Claim of the Outdoors”. His new book is "Edafologio. Texts on architectural matter".
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2012, Participation in "Archaeological Museum and waterfront redesigh at Piraeus" International Architectural Competition. In collaboration with K. Adamakis. E. Apostolou, Th. Kanarelis, E. Mpoumpari, D. Filippitzis.
2010, "Land of becoming. Formations of cultivated land" exhibition included in the Greek participation at the "12th Mostra Internazionale di Architettura - Biennale di Venezia". Curators: Zisis Kotionis, Phoebe Giannisi.
Manolidis Κ. (2016) Suppositions for the urban facilities of the new social endeavors, at Kotionis Z, Barcouta J. (eds) Practices of urban solidarity, University of Thessaly Press, Volos 2016.
Manolidis K. (2012) Revitalizing the shores of Lake Karla, στο L. Papadopoulos, S. Papadopoulos, V. Trova (eds.) CHANGING LANDSCAPES. Mediterranean sensitive areas design, University of Thessaly Press, Volos 2012, σσ. 112-113
Μanolidis Κ. (2011) The Karditsa plain and the sublimity of level land, at Hatzimichalis, K. (ed) Contemporary Greek Landscapes, A geographical approach from above, MELISSA Publications, Athens, pp. 110-113
Manolidis Κ. (2010) Postmodern Architecture. at Panagiotopoulos, P., Vamvakas, B., (eds), Greece in 80s decade. Social, political, cultural dictionary. Perasma publications, Athens 2010, pp 320-323
Manolidis Κ. (2010) Land of becoming. Formations of cultivated land. at Giannisi, F., Kotionis, Z., (eds) ARC. Old seeds for new cultures. Ministry of Culture and Universtity of Thessaly Press, pp. 228-239
Μanolidis Κ., Kalogirou N. (2008), Redesign of Orologiou Square, στοvan Uffelen, Chris, (ed.), 1000x Landscape Architecture,Verlagshaus Braun, Berlin, 2008, p 662
Manolidis, Κ. (2020), "The idealization of landscape. Comments on the landscape photography in Greece", GEOGRAPHIES, a biannual review of spatial issues, No 36, pp. 94-97.
Manolidis, K. (2014), Urban space in crisis turmoil, GEOGRAPHIES, a biannual review of spatial issues, No 24, Autumn 2014, pp. 12-15. (introduction and special tribute editing)
Μanolidis Κ. (2009). "Parque fluvial en Veria. Grecia", PAISEA., Landscape Architecture Review, vol. 08, March 2009, Spain pp 66-69
Manolidis K. (2016), The future perfect of the material, at Remy N. & Tixier N. (edit.), Ambiances tomorrow, Ambiances demain, Ατμόσφαιρες Αύριο, Vol. 2, AMBIANCES and University of Thessaly, Volos, pp.799-804
Manolidis K. (2015), Design and de-familiarization, at Lada, S. (ed), Dwelling: Design, Construct, Think. Texts on teaching and designing of the house. UNIVERSITY STUDIO PRESS, Thessaloniki, pp.270-273
Μanolidis Κ., Αpostolou Ε. (2017) Museum for Argo, DOMES architectural yearbook, pp. 162-163
Manolidis Κ., (2021), “Urban decoration and the politics of phantasmagoria”, ΕΠΟΧΗ (newspaper), 15/5/2021, 1540
Manolidis Κ., (2018), “Volos and the obsession for decorating”, ΘΕΣΣΑΛΙΑ (newspaper), 22/2/2018
Manolidis K. (2016), The tyrrany of transparency. From Zamiatin's glass city to Αpple Stores, ΑΥΓΗ (newspaper) 10/1/2016
Manolidis, K. (2014), "Changes and re-significations of space in Greek Crisis", GEOGRAPHIES, a biannual review of spatial issues, No 23, pp. 85-88.
2023, "Walking on petrified water", WAC International Encounters / Conference, Prespes, July 2023
2018, "The dissolution of the architect", The mystery of the integral form, University of Thessaly, Volos
2015, "Spatial matrices for collective experiences". Practices of metropolitan solidarity Symposium, University of Thessaly, Volos 22 May 2015
2014, "Rocky facades. Applications and meanings of rough materiality". 2nd Nationan Conference on the History of Structures, Democritus University of Thrace, Xanthi 3-5 December 2014
2013, Coordinator of the organization, programme and proceedings for the 3-day Conference on “Transformations of space and its meaning in Greece amid crisis", University of Thessaly, Volos, November 1-3 2013
2012, "Satellite ichnography. A research on rural landscape". 3rd Urban and Land Planning Conference, University of Thessaly, Volos September 2012.
2011, "Designing and defamiliarization", Dwelling: Design-Construct-Think Symposium, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, February 2011
2011, "The end of building rush and the opportunity of architecture", 11th Hellenic Architecture Conference, Union of Greek Architects, Athens March 2011
2011, "Obscure patterns. Abandoned agricultural landscapes in Greece", International Conference "Environment, Landscape, European Identity”, University of Bucharest, Bucharest, November 2011.
2010, "Lines on the hills. Reading the marks of a social obsession". International Conference "Emerging Landscapes. Between production and representation”, University of Westminster, London, June 2010.
2021, "Grounded" lecture at Cornell University, Landscape Architecture Department 19/04/2021
2019, "AGRARIAN LANDSCAPES, GROUND PATTERNS AND ARCHITECTURAL CONCEPTS" lecture at the University of Catania school of Architecture (Siracusa, 1/4/2019)
2015, Landscape and the fragmentation of ground: lecture at the "INVESTIGATING RURAL LANDSCAPES" architectural workshop, Volos, Paou monastery, 30 June 2015
2014, MOVING MOUNTAINS: STUDIES IN PLACE, SOCIETY AND CULTURAL REPRESENTATION, (curated by Christos Kakalis, Emily Goetsch) Tent Gallery, Edinburgh, June 2014. Participation with the land art project "Memory Platform".
2018, "Folk art and our encounter with the world through things", lecture for the "Academy for folk culture and local history" at Volos, 26/2/2018.