The themes addressed by Dimitris Poulios were very interesting, especially to understand how architecture is a discipline that ranges in different areas, from the smallest to the largest scale, this is the first point for which you should love it. He has addressed numerous issues, such as love for the environment and trying to use sustainable materials, confronting with different stakeholders and locals to understand what strategies to implement, and another important issue is, create connections with cultural heritage and the city, but above all the change of a city starting from the design of an architecture and how this affects the surrounding environment. The project is a constantly evolving process, the most interesting part is to try to understand what problems there are in a certain place and try to solve them.
Dimitris Poulios’s lecture provided insight into the multifaceted, multidisciplinary, and multiscale aspects of architecture.
Furthermore, it provided me with a deeper understanding of how the landscape is related to the time and history of a city. In addition, the lecture illustrated that architecture must be for and with society, and the best projects are those that draw the attention of the public.
In my opinion, Dimitris Poulis’ lecture represented the first real direct approach to projectuality; this happened thanks to the exploration of interventions on an urban scale, whose design is always described by the guest as a perpetual “challenge” between instances of a social, cultural and temporal nature that intersect in a synergistic way during the masterplanning process. This presentation therefore implicitly promotes the best qualities that a studio can ideally acquire: from the elegant construction of illustrations and diagrams to the search for authentic connections between nature and history; without forgetting the incentives on collective participation and community inclusion in the project. The guest certainly dispensed an invitation full of enthusiasm to the love of architecture represented by its best virtues.
I think that the lecture by Dimitris Poulios has been interesting to focus on the importance of architecture in linking different themes, such as transformation, nature, culture and society. The architectural design must consider all of these aspects to be a good example of improvement of a site. Working with stakeholders and local community is a topic that I found essential, because I agree that the architect has to communicate with them to design something which is truly worthwhile and not only an ostentation of his capacities.
I think that Dimitris Poulios lecture was interesting.Architecture plays a crucial role in shaping our built environment, and it has the power to influence the way we live, work, and interact with each other. Therefore, architects must be conscious of their social responsibility and strive to create designs that address the needs of society.Furthermore, architecture can also be a form of art and expression, and the best projects are those that are able to captivate and inspire the public. By drawing attention to architectural projects, architects can promote a wider appreciation for the built environment and encourage people to engage with it in meaningful ways.
This is a very interesting lecture with guest Dimitri Poulios. He spoke about his love for architecture, touching on important topics such as design at different scales, the use of sustainable materials and the link between architecture and environment. I believe, however, that the most important topic he spoke about is the bond that is created with society. A connection both with the architect and the architecture that will be experienced by society. Architecture has to satisfy the necessity of the community, and the architect’s task is to understand the needs of that community and respond to those needs.
Personally, I think Dimitris Poulis’ lecture was really very interesting and particularly thought-provoking in several aspects. By presenting three projects executed at different scales, the architect wanted to show us the approach taken in solving site issues by means of architecture. It, in fact, plays a crucial role when it comes to intervening in social issues, given its ability to influence different areas of human life. Therefore, the architect himself in carrying out his activity must have the ability to empathize with those who live those places, so as to understand their needs.
The lecture by Dimitris Poulios was interesting in the way that it was organized to introduce the topic of loving and hating architecture from a real-life practical point of view. The guest speaker talked about some points to love architecture while giving examples from the studio’s projects. He mentioned that the reasons to love architecture can be the possibility to work on different scales, architecture as a highly transformative process, and also a way to love the environment and interact with the community. In my opinion, the most interesting project was the Ancient Corinth Materplan because it developed an idea of regeneration of cultural spaces and connecting communities with history. It was also related to the importance of landscape in architecture as they tried to have minimum visiual impact on the landscape of the area. Overall, we learnt about some work experiences to love architecture, and it was left for us to discover why we may hate architecture.
The lecture by Dimitris Poulios was very interesting to understand the architecture with a different type of categories such as scale, synergies, transformation, nature, culture and society. Some projects were presented and they were indicated as working different type of scales give people to different diciplines. It is a challange that working with society and public demand but also it helps to get new experiences. All of these projects that we saw help to understand that loving architecture means loving environment and society. I agree that architects can find a solution these problem of the environment and public with stakeholders and local community.
The lecture given by Dimitris Poulios, demonstrated how the figure of the architect, is not limited to technical aspects, such as design, but often plays multiple roles, such as mediating between the various scales that invest the object of the project. The architect is responsible for guiding the client toward a design that not only meets aesthetic needs but also responds ethically. In fact, I believe that good architecture in fact helps to improve society and the environment when it is designed with all factors in mind, from social to environmental and historical.
An interesting speech by Dimitris Poulios of TPA Architetcs on the importance of dependence and complementarity between architecture, landscape and society. Architecture is not only at the service of society, as Gio Ponti emphasized, but I think it is also the image of it, the answer to its needs and, for this, it needs to be developed with the dialogue of those who live and know the territory. Involvement and co-design are fundamental tools for the success of a project. You design for people and with people. And architecture has the power to tell, concretize and give life to their voices
Dimitris Poulios explains the reasons why he loves architecture and in each project he presented he demonstrates that love. For example, The raliron bay regeneration shows how to embrace a project from a territorial scale, not only intervening from the construction and architectural elements, but with the intention of mending an environmental rupture, from the natural structuring system of the city, to then blend urban life and its scale from everyday experiences. Love that the smallest scale is connected to the whole. In this way he also recognizes history, culture and society, showing that beyond a problem of order and constructions, there is beauty in its diversity and complexity. For these same reasons one can hate architecture, because it is distressing, because of the responsibility – naive or idealistic – to be able to change the world, or at least people’s lives, to be able to perform the profession with the social impact that is needed.
The lecture of the greek architect Dimitri Poulios (Thymio Papayannis & Associates) exposed some of the reasons for love architecture from the point of view of a professional. Using as an example three urban designs from the studio (Faliron Bay regeneration, Ancient Corinth masterplan and the revitalization of the so called Cultural Hidrants), Poulios points out the ability architects have to transform society and work directly with the public, at the same time having the possibility to develop different scales and protect/enhance the natural and cultural characteristics of each site.
Second time posting- This weeks lecture titled “Between Landscape, Society and Culture” given by Dimitris Poulios illustrated some of the reasons to love or “hate” architecture within the context of the lecture series. Poulios gave 3 examples of projects that all corresponded with the reasons he identified, some more than others, but nevertheless it was interesting to see the consideration that went into the working process. These projects highlight the role of architecture as a multidisciplinary, transformative process that is deeply embedded in the cultural and natural identities of spaces we’re re-making. For me it was especially interesting to see the intense participatory process from the community in the Cultural Hidrant project. Overall, it was a refreshing lecture that put emphasis on these reasons which challenge architecture in a broader sense.
Dimitris Poulios’ inspiring lecture was a wonderful way to describe vividly the process and results of design, using some cases of urban design. It also provided the fact that a complete and excellent design requires not only the technical and aesthetic sense of professionals, but also a precise insight into the social environment, needs, and under these conditions, it is remarkable to find out the principles and methods of design, such as how to preserve the heritage of the site, meet the needs of all stakeholders, and finally enhance the overall environment through design methods to meet the designer’s self-expectations and the public expectation.
Architecture is a multifaceted field, It allows you to work contemporarly on different fields, such as scale and synergies, trransformation, nature and culture, society.
Whether we love or hate Architecture, a large part of our sentiments are shaped in unique ways by how Architecture is practised as a profession, outside of academic life. By recounting the work of TPA through this viewpoint, I was able to better appreciate some particularities of architectural practice and how they relate to our perception of the field, particularly through a notion articulated by Dimitris: “architects are not artists”. I think this tension between an idealistic, artistic, conception of the field, perhaps promulgated in academic spaces, and the “real-world” negotiation between other stakeholders, and the political, economic and bureaucratic hurdles they can present, lies at the heart of a lot of the discontent with the field. Nevertheless, the lecture also articulated the field’s more alluring qualities; the exceptional transformative power of Architecture, and its capacity to re-shape our narratives about history, nature, and culture, as evidenced by the Corinth Masterplan.
The relationship that architecture has with the environmental and territorial aspect was evidenced. As you can take care of what exists and relate architecture with various aspects such as the population and what exists in the place, you can also highlight the participation of the public sector and their interests, where the experiences and work with the community are very important to understand their daily lives and thanks to this to be able to create new scenarios that are required by the community based on the assessment of the pre-existing respecting the environment.
Dimitris Poulios touched the topics such as multiscale architectural practice, transformation of architecture through time and interconnectedness of nature, culture and society in the TPA studio’s design practice. The most interesting points brought up during the lecture were the peculiarities of working in the historical site, when many actors and stakeholders at local and national levels are involved. And although in the process of design in historical and culturally significant context is it of the most importance to involve the inhabitants and engage them in the participatory process to achieve the best outcome for the project, reality shows that this is not so straightforward and difficulties that should be addressed with new policies arise.
In the lecture Dimitris Poulios wanted to explain to us why he loves architecture, without wanting to influence us on the negative aspects, giving us ways to understand them through our future work experience. Poulios is part of TPA Architect, an architectural, landscape and urban design firm. His lecture focuses on the challenges an architect can face, representing to us several themes including the importance of knowing the different scales of design, and how the relationship between architecture and the environment is critical. It was interesting to hear how crucial it is to work with the community and different stakeholders in order to achieve a design that can best meet the demands.
Fulvio Irace’s lecture discussed the creation of the book “Amate L’Architettura” by Gio Ponti, exploring its context and thought-provoking content. Ponti believed architects should serve society as “civil servants” and dedicated the book to everyone. It emphasizes the importance of architecture in civilization and Ponti’s approach to architects as dedicated individuals responsible for meeting societal needs.
Dimitri Poulios gave an interesting lecture on architecture, discussing design, sustainable materials, and the connection between architecture and society. By examining the work of TPA, I learned about the unique aspects of architectural practice and its impact on our perception of the field. Dimitris emphasized that architects should understand and meet the needs of the community they serve, highlighting the tension between idealistic notions taught in academia and the realities of working with stakeholders and navigating politics, economics, and bureaucracy. The lecture also showcased the transformative power of architecture in reshaping our understanding of history, nature, and culture, exemplified by the Corinth Masterplan.
In this lecture Dimitris Poulios wanted to tell us why he loves architecture, the love that we should have with the enviroment, to work in different scales and the relationship that it has to have with the landscape, the fact that we can work with and for the society and the responsibility that comes with it and at last the thing that stuck with me the most was that in his opinion the best projects are those that are connected to public interest.
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