Domés International Review of Architecture, following ROOM18, launches the International Design Competition COOK8. COOK8 has as its subject the design of an interior dining space for 8 people, of an area of 24 - 30m2. The space must include:
- A preparation area (conservation, readying, preparation, cleaning, storage of foodstuffs and utensils)
- A consumption area
- A hygiene area (WC and washbasin, together or separate).
The aim of the competition is the formulation of new ideas on the design of a meeting-place for people on the occasion of the preparation and consumption of food as means of socialisation. What is looked for is the creative re-interpretation and overtaking of the usual approaches which are a function of the conventional building and management arrangements of catering premises (private or communal dining-room, club, commercial restaurant, café, cafeteria, snack-bar, fast food outlet, taverna, canteen, etc.).
The three awarded entries will be realised on full scale (1:1), at the Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece.
The COOK8 International Design Competition attracted 280 submissions, by 485 contributors, from 24 countries. To view the results please click here.
Taking part in the competition requires the payment of the appropriate fee.
In the context of the competition three equal cash prizes of 2,000€ will be awarded. Seven commendations will also be made on the proposal of the Jury. The three awarded entries will be realised in full scale (1: 1) at the Benaki Museum.
Through the following link you can download the files required to take part in the competition.
17:30 - 20:30
On the occasion of the International Design Competition COOK8, a series of talks on the relationship between architecture and food took place. In particular, it was discussed how people are relating through food production and consumption. The subject was considered in the light of architecture, history, anthropology and art. To see the videos please click here (only in Greek).
- Rituals: The cook, the thief, his wife & her lover VS the tea room
Bouki Babalou, professor, Department of Architecture, National Techinal University of Athens
- Foodart - Food in Art
Marilena Cassimatis, art historian, Senior Curator, National Gallery, Athens
- Hearth and home: The fricassee conspiracy
Ilias Constantopoulos, professor, Department of Architecture, University of Patras
- Souzy Tros and other stories
Maria Papadimitriou, artist, professor, Department of Architecture, University of Thessaly
- The food I do not know
Ilias Papailiakis, artist
- Tell me what you eat to tell you where you live
Vassiliki Petridou, professor, Department of Architecture, University of Patras
- The Japanese tea ceremony room
Thanassis Zagorisios, adjunct professor, Department of Architecture, University of Patras
The COOK8 exhibition will include all the entries submitted in the competition. Also exhibited will be the three awarded entries realised in full scale (1:1).
The COOK8 publication will include selection of the entries in the light of the Jury’s evaluation, and evaluation notes on the competition by the members of the Jury.
Andreas Angelidakis describes himself as “an architect who doesn’t build.” Instead he utilizes an artistic voice that switches between the languages of architecture, curating, writing, and the internet. He often speaks about spaces, buildings, and the society that inhabits them, with the exhibition format acting as a vehicle for his ideas and a medium for his artistic practice. Previous exhibitions include the 9th Liverpool Biennial (2016, as artist and installation advisor); the XXI Baltic Triennial, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius (2015, as artist and architect); Fin de Siècle, Swiss Institute, New York (2014, as curator and architect); The System of Objects, DESTE Foundation, Athens (2013, as co-curator and architect).
Georgios A. Panetsos (Athens, 1960) is Professor of Architecture and Urban Design and chairman of the Department of Architecture of the University of Patras, Greece. He teaches design studios and lectures on architecture theory. He has published seven monographs and more than sixty scholarly articles on design, history and theory. He has been advisor on architecture and urban design to the Mayor of Athens (1991-94), the City of Rotterdam (1993-95) and the Greek Government (2003-4). In 1996 he published a plan for the urban restructuring of Metropolitan Athens. He has been the curator, and also the designer, of more than twenty architecture exhibitions, including two on the Parthenon and the Acropolis Restoration Works, shown, among others, in Osaka and Berlin.
He received the DiplArch from the National Technical University of Athens (1984, summa cum laude) and the MArch from Harvard University (1986). He was the recipient of numerous academic fellowships and awards, including the Herder Fellowship of the Alfred Toepfer Stiftung F.V.S. (1987-88) for a scholarly residence in Vienna.
His architecture firm, founded in 1986, has received numerous honors for design projects, including 10 prizes in architectural competitions. His architectural and urban design work has been exhibited among others in Venice, Barcelona, Rotterdam, Paris, Lausanne, and Frankfurt, and published internationally.
He is the editor of the international architecture review DOMÈS, the founder of DOMÈS Architecture Awards and DOMÈS INDEX, a digital archive of Greek architecture.
Zisis Kotionis is an architect, visual artist, and writer. He holds a doctorate in architecture (Athens Technical University 1994), and is a professor in the Department of Architecture of the University of Thessaly. He is the author of eight books on the theory and interpretation of place and architecture, a collection of short stories, and a book of narrative poetry. He maintains an architectural design practice in Athens and Volos. His architectural designs and works have been published, received awards, and been exhibited in Greece and abroad, while his works of art and installations have featured in museums and international exhibitions. Among his architectural and artistic practices have been actions in the city, public installations, and performances. Zisis Kotionis also writes for newspapers and magazines. In 2010, together with Phoebe Giannisi, he was National Commissioner and Curator of the Greek Pavilion at the 12th Architecture Biennale in Venice.
Architect Engineer NTUA, MSc, PhD, U.C.L., Associate Professor in the School of Architecture NTUA. She lectured at the Greenwich University in London (1990-1998), at the Open University of Athens and the Technological, Educational Institute of Athens. She is involved in undergraduate, master and doctoral level teaching. Her research and her PhD relate to the subject of studio teaching in architecture. She participates in international conferences and has publications in conference proceedings and scientific journals. She has a European distinction from EAAE for a text relating to the teaching of Architectural Studio. The extensive designed and realized architectural work concerns projects of different scale and complexity i.e. museums, houses and interiors. She has acquired a large number of awards and distinctions in several national and international architectural competitions. She has published extensively in architectural magazines. She represented Greece in 2013 in the Mies van der Rohe prizes with the project «Two-storey House in Papagou».