Visual Research on the Balcony

The images you can see below were collected in the framework of the research project Tracing the Virus: The Balcony

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Advertisement of a housing complex in Athens named “The Joy”, published in October 1958. Submission by @marianna_charito #viralbalcony

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Photograph taken in Athens in 1959. Submission by @marianna_charito #viralbalcony

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Polykatoikia with balconies in Athens designed by Sofia Tsiraki @sofia.arch Submission by @marianna_charito #viralbalcony

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From Yannis Aesopos, Yorgos Simeoforidis, Landscapes of Modernisation: Greek Architecture 1960s and 1990s, p. 153. Submission by @marianna_charito #viralbalcony

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Headquarters of the Journal “Turun Sanomat”. Architect: Alvar Aalto. Turku-Finland. 1928-1930.

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Photo taken from one of the balconies of the hotel Xenia in Poros, Greece. Submission by @marianna_charito #viralbalcony

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thinkthroughdesign Marianna Charitonidou

Dr. Marianna Charitonidou is an architectural engineer and urban designer, a historian and theorist of architecture and a sustainable design specialist. She was awarded a Doctoral Degree all'unanimità from the National Technical University of Athens in September 2018 for her PhD dissertation entitled ‘The Relationship between Interpretation and Elaboration of Architectural Form: Investigating the Mutations of Architecture's Scope’ (Examination Committee: George Parmenidis, Jean-Louis Cohen, Panayotis Tournikiotis, Pippo Ciorra, Constantinos Moraitis, Bernard Tschumi and Kostas Tsiambaos). She was a Visiting Research Scholar at Columbia University’s GSAPP (invited by Bernard Tschumi, 2016-2017) and the École française de Rome (2017-2018) and Research Fellow at the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) (Doctoral Students Grant Program 2018). She is founder and Principal at Think Through Design design office, a studio that engages with the emergent processes of architectural and urban design and explores strategies of visual mapping. She holds an MSc degree from the Architectural Association, a post-Master’s degree in History and Theory of Architecture from the National Technical University of Athens, and Master’s degrees from the School of Architecture of Aristotle University and École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Paris. She has presented her research at many international conferences and has published several articles. Since 2012 she is teaching at the School of Architecture of the National Technical University of Athens and various Schools of Architecture in Paris.