From: Adamantios Tegkelidis

Ominous Futuristic Visions of Athens

The new data which have been shaping Athens’ contemporary urban landscape, gave “fear” – one among the main, initiative human mental states – the opportunity to grow untrammeled. Disclaimer and repulsion for spaces, continuous introversion and vestigial social life into confined and limited spaces are supposed to be the main characteristics. The multiple reasons that led us here are profound and commonly accepted. Architecture itself is unable to deeply deal with the problems in order to present a satisfying solution / suggestion. As a matter of fact, it (ref. Architecture) already begun to embody the features of the physical persons or corporations that practice it in real scale. Furthermore, the constant turbulence which is taking place on the streets combined to the disturbing tranquility and stagnation of citizens’ private spaces do justice to the great sci-fi authors of the previews century concerning the image of the future “metropolis” that they provided us.

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