A House for Absence and its Monograph

Herein, space is not pragmatic and is determined by: no function, no program and none pre-determined concept. No specific identity. Upset volume closer to nature and to painting. Geometry with no specific outlines. The frozen result of a struggle. Structure as the silent rhythm of music or the mute rhythm of a tongued poem. Light as intruder. Material being both windows and walls. Annulled difference between the two-dimensional and the three-dimensional. Ambiguous material –ambiguous structure. Opaque and transparent at once. Serial placements of glass panes hide and reveal.

  • Client: None
  • Program: None
  • Area: Unspecified
  • Status: GSAPP Project, Columbia University
  • Architect: Eleni Papanastasiou
  • Year: 2009


  • Awarded Lucille Smysel Lownefish Memorial Prize, Columbia University, GSAPP, New York, 2009

  • Awarded and exhibited GREAT 2013 – Greek Architectural Talent. Exhibition held at Megaron Plus, Athens Concert Hall, 2013