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HISTORY OF ARCHTECTURE IV: Greek Architecture of the 20th century
Obligatory, Semester 5, ECTS: 4
Cognitive Fields (2005/36/EU): History and Theories.
Generic Competences: Ability to work in an international context, Ability to work in an interdisciplinary environment, Capacity to generate new ideas (creativity), Ability to interact constructively with others regardless of background and culture and respecting diversity, Ability to be critical and self-critical , Ability to promote free, creative and inductive thinking.



Knowledge, Comprehension, Analysis


This course is a continuation of the course on European and American architecture of the 19th-20th century and presents, through a similar thematic approach and methodology, the perception of the different architectural styles in Greece, with emphasis on the political and social dimension of the City and its Architecture.


Main themes:

1. Athenian classicism

2.The modernization of Thesaloniki under the Ottoman Rule.

3. The modern movement. School architecture and refugee settlements.

4. Αpartment buildings in Athens

5.The movement Βack to the roots as a Greek version of Regionalism.

6. H. Hebrard and the reconstruction of Thessaloniki after the fire of 1917.

7. Italian architecture in the Dodecanese.

8. Μodern Classicism.

9. The Marshal Plan and the reconstruction after World War II.

10. Ρostwar modernism and the concept of Greekness.

11. A. Konstantinidis and D. Pikionis

12. The postwar city and the mechanisms of the production of urban space


The course conforms to/covers the paragraphs β, ε, στ of the article 48 of the Εuropean Directive, on the exercise of the professional activities of the Architects.


V. Colonas,"Greek architecture from 1900 to 1922", Greece in the 20th century, vol.1 (editor Ch. Hadjiiossif), Βibliorama, Athens 1998, pp. 254-307 (in Greek)

V. Colonas, "Greek architecture from 1922 to 1940", Greece in the 20th century, vol.2. (editor Ch. Hadjiiossif), Bibliorama, Athens 2002, pp. 460-539 (in Greek).

D. Philippidis, ModernGreek Architecture, Melissa, Athens, 1984 (in Greek)