Natural Building Techniques inspired from Traditional Constructions – International Workshop 2016
Seminario de la Asociación de Arquitectos Griegos (SADAS-PEA) titulado “Técnicas de bioconstrucción inspiradas en construcciones tradicionales" (Volos, Grecia, 17-25 septiembre 2016)
8-day International Workshop organized by SADAS-PEA (Greek Architects Association)
September 17th to September 25th 2016
The workshop is organized by SADAS-PEA (Greek Architects Association) in order to promote the principle of environmentally friendly architecture. It is addressed to young architects and students of architecture. It will take place at the Stamos Stournas guesthouse near the city of Volos, Greece between September 17th and September 25th 2016.
The language of the workshop is English.
More information: http://www.sadas-pea.gr/international-workshop-2016/
The main objectives of the workshop are:
- Rediscovery of environmentally friendly construction techniques that were implemented by many generations of artisans in the past
- Understanding of the sustainable building principles of traditional constructions, and the way those principles determined buildings’ form and function.
The objectives of the workshop will be implemented through:
- Guided field trips to prehistoric settlements and traditional settlements of the Pilion peninsula and to a modern structure built with natural materials.
- Lectures from distinguished professionals
Field practice in building stone foundations and unbaked clay brick walls
Workshops and participants stay will be accommodated at the Stamos Stournas guesthouse in Alli Meria, outside the city of Volos, Greece. View Map
The Stamos Stournas guesthouse, also known as Chatziargyri mansion, is a historic building built in 1864 and situated in an 8-acre land plot. It is owned by SADAS-PEA since 1963 following a donation by the family of Stamos Stournas, student of architecture.
The guesthouse has three floors, two of which (ground floor and first floor) will accommodate the participants. The ground floor has 5 rooms for 3 people each and the first floor has 2 rooms for 4 people and 2 rooms for 3 people. Each of these floors has shared bathrooms and showers. The maximum number of people that could be accommodated is 29.
The city of Volos can be approached by train or coach bus departing from Athens or Thessaloniki, the two main Greek cities that have airport.
The Pilion peninsula, the area where the workshop will take place, is one of the most beautiful regions in Greece, combining stunning nature, picturesque traditional villages, unique historic places and famously attractive beaches.
VI Festival Internacional "Eco-Shore"
Union of Moscow Architects como fundador y organizador y Union of Architects of Azerbaijan como Co-organizadores presenten el VI Festival Internacional "Eco-Shore", que se celebrará en Bakú (Azerbaiyán) del 21 de septiembre al 25 de septiembre de 2016.
El Festival está dirigido al desarrollo integral de ideas innovadoras de organización y recuperación de los espacios costeros en el contexto de los retos económicos, ambientales y urbanos actuales.
Nota de prensa [inglés]
The VIth International Festival "Eco-Shore", dedicated to the architectural development of the coastal areas will take place in Baku (Azerbaijan) from September 21st to 25th September, 2016. In modern conditions of the economic, urban and environmental challenges, the Festival is aimed to comprehensive development of innovative ideas for organization and reclamation of coastal spaces.
The Union of Moscow Architects is the Festival’s Founder and organizer.
The Union of Architects of Azerbaijan is a Festival Co-organizer.
The "Eco-Shore 2016" Festival’s motto is “To live ashore”.
The festival program includes themed exhibitions brought by the representatives of the participating countries. The exhibitions brought by the foreign architects aim to demonstrate the best achievements in the field of the architectural urban coastal development space. Other activities include: a scientific conference themed "Coastal areas of Baku city - Problems and Prospects ", discussions, lectures and presentations, as well as guided tours of the new urban development in Baku.
Traditionally, the culmination of the festival is going to be the presentation of the results of the competition for the best architectural and urban planning solution for the development of the coastal territory. In 2016, co-organizer of the festival The Union of Architects of Azerbaijan invited the participants to a rethinking of the coastal area of Baku and formulated the theme of the competition as "Regeneration of Coastal Marine Industrial Area of Baku City and its Transformation into Public Spaces"
Over the past years, the "Eco- Shore" Festival had gained the status of a major international project, which was attended by architects from more than 15 countries near and far abroad.
The Festival's Organizing Committee looks forward to continuing a constructive dialogue between the professionals in the field and society on the topic of "Architecture and Water" and invites to participate in the Festival and Competition architects from Russia, Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Georgia, Czech Republic, Serbia, Montenegro, Poland, Bulgaria and other countries.
Information about participation is posted on the websites: