Heraklion, Crete - Greece

Date 2011
Status Proposal
The cell is the basic structural and functional unit which exhibits the phenomenon of life. Thus, as a cell means the smallest structural component of living matter, comprising a systematically organized group of molecules that are in dynamic interaction with each other. As an organization, the cell has the ability to live even without the presence of other cells. The function of organisms is a consequence of collective action and interaction of the cells. The city consists of small organized groups, neighborhoods, and by extension, are composed of even smaller groups, blocks. The blocks can be said to constitute the basic cells in a city. But what would happen, if we created another organized 'group cells'', within  the empty spaces in between the buildings web? Most likely it would be that all these cells would interact with each other and create a "new form of life." So, we decided to rely on the above discussion and give substance to this 'new form of life' through our architectural proposal.Giving in plan level initially, cellular forms of building blocks as well as in the free space of points, we observed that there really is interaction between them. This interaction could create both new forms of urban and new features in the neighborhood life and by extension in the city itself.