Takis Zenetos. Unbuilt Tropes
by Ethel Baraona, Elina Karanastasi and Nikos Skoutelis.

This book proposes a critic review and reinterpretation of the ideas of one of the most visionary creators among modern Greek architects: Takis Zenetos. His work was neither attached to Greek tradition of building nor can be seen as an 'import' of international modern paradigms. He researched architecture as an international science, using imprints of Greek reality and integrating socio-economic and technological aspects influenced more by dutch structuralists and humanists like J. Habraken than by modernists like Le Corbusier.

His visions influenced a generation of international utopian architects in the 70's (his work was published in Archizoom magazine and Archigram's collages). His built works have been landmarks, urban organisers for the postwar landscape of Greece and innovative inspirations for both new social forms and advanced construction technology experiences. Revisiting the politics on his ideas about architecture and technology would be revealing for architects challenged to design in contemporary multi-connected reality.

The repository of its on-going research can be followed at: Takis Zenetos

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The Hanging Hotel. Takis Zenetos

Electronic Urban Planning Utopia. Architectural Issues 8, Athens 1979

3D model from Electronic Urbanism Y. Orfanos and D. Papadopoulos in 2