Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Northern Lights

Was just up in Thessaloniki to install for the biennial, and here's some highlights (more on the biennial soon)on the way up the clouds were strangely phallic
we drove by an abandoned UFO,and arrived to see the magnifcent OTE tower by Takis Zenetos Dimitriadis

one of the coolest buildings in Greece, with a rotating cafeand very nicely facetted concrete underbellyamazing exterior staircase
and fantastic views of the city. Each rotation takes about 1h30 so with a long drink you see the whole town (from a safe distance).Next to the Zenetos building another weird Mirror SpaceFrame type of thing, that I have no idea who designed. Any thoughts?

detail shot

and another interesting and slightly sci-fi facade from downtown
inside the State Museum, a very nice chair, part of the Alexander Iolas collection
the very 60's officer's club. Then on the way back, a stop at the Tembi riverand a cute 50's church

7 comments:

sandman_gr said...

Hi Andreas...I am searching for the architect of the "mirrored" pavillion at the Thessaloniki Fair, meanwhile it was the company Iwork for (Tetragon) that did the mirror effect when we renovated the space for the Ministry Of Culture pavillion at last years TIF.

Andreas Angelidakis said...

thanks sandman

sandman_gr said...

Telika o Zenetos den sxediase ton pyrgo...o Dimitriadis ton sxediase...perissotera molis ta vrw ola...psaxnw!!!

Andreas Angelidakis said...

thanks.. to allaksa

sylvia said...

It was Dimitriadis indeed. I double checked too... Wow...

Andreas Angelidakis said...

umm why wow? (I dont even know the work of Dimitriadis to be honest)

sandman_gr said...

Etoimazw post gia ton Dimitriadi kai ena gia ton Zeneto. Tou Dimitriadi tha vgei sto blog mou, tou Zenetou sto 2Modern.com pou synergazomai. Perissotera otan einai etoima-psaxnw yliko!!!