project description - Greece's rich naval heritage and its wooden boat-building tradition (a dieing craft nowadays) were the basis for this project. The aim was to design a contemporary wooden vessel that would meet the conditions of the concurrent market and lifestyle context in order to revive the interest for wooden hand-made vessels.
(image:the destruction of a traditional wooden-boat)
project's plan/analysis - The 5 different areas of research. From an abstract level (Principles) to the most specific one (Product)
design drivers - The outcome of the research prescribed the following "Design Drivers" to carry on to the design phase. These drivers were the "Baby Boomers" as a target market group and the "Elements of the no-name Greek architecture" as source for aesthetical and functional source sof inspration and practical solutions.
principles of traditional greek architecture - Shade, natural ventilation, natural illumination.
"Life in Greece is primarily taking place on semi-open spaces". A. Konstantinidis - architect