Greece’s dream homes of the future

Greek houses are changing: Fewer detached houses, more maisonettes in the suburbs, more housing projects and more lofts on the edges of downtown Athens. Though the aerial view of the capital has altered little over the past 30 years, at ground level, the city’s image is changing, shaped by the demands of new urban lifestyles. The exhibition «Housing in Greece from the 20th to the 21st century,» organized by the Greek Institute of Architecture at the Benaki Museum on Pireos Street (January 20 to March 15), documents that transitional phase. Kathimerini took the opportunity to ask architects who are at the forefront of the latest developments to write about Greek houses today.

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