Lectures 2006
10/19/2019
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"Investigating the limits between the public and private. Athens 19th-20th century" Vogiatzi Amalia, Dimitriadi Eri

The relation of the public and private and the transposition of their limits inbetween commends one of the most critical topics that concern, analyze and compose the way through which space becomes perceivable. Especially in the house case, where these limits receive the clearest spatial expression, is important to look up the infiltrations and the relative communication channels. Because this intersection creates a common level, open and visitable, able to take over and narrate the different small stories which lead to the disruption of the individualistic inhabitation perception.

This potentiality was developed by the yards of the houses of the neoclassical period and especially those of the vernacular architecture in the most fully form after the establishment of the contemporary Greek state. The yard, functionally unspecified, offered such a level of freedom in its management that it made possible to give space to a wide spectrum of everyday activities. The multiplicity of its inhabitation and its polysemy transformed it to a very particular and irreplaceable condition, like another parallel level of spatial and social experience unknown to the modern urban subject.

Though that depended on the yards world was slowly abandoned. The appearance of the blocks of flats removed that yards spatial entity and abstracted their valuable urban potentialities which would be able to be reoccupied offering new directions on  the formulation of the urban.