AAVV, THE ARCHITECT IS ABSENT, 2020

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The white cubical house, the vernacular architecture in the Aegean Archipelago, knows no author. Its capacity to resist harsh climatic and topographic circumstances has been improved and adjusted through time and seems today close to perfection. The white-washed Cycladic House has become iconic to the image of Greece through the construction of national and tourism narratives. What happens when an architect steps into this process of anonymous transmission of skills? In 1966 music composer, architect, and engineer Iannis Xenakis articulated a response to this tradition and designed, from his base in Paris, a holiday house on the island of Amorgos while choosing to remain absent throughout the construction process.

AAVV, THE ARCHITECT IS ABSENT

KYKLADA, 2020

Contributors Sharon Kanach, Hulya Ertas, Mâkhi Xenakis, Sven Sterken, David Bergé, Dimitra Kondylatou

10,2 x 16,2 cm

96 pages

Perfect bound

Illustrations color and b/w

English

ISBN 97-894-64202-82-3