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Thursday, March 16, 2006

Takis Zenetos

When Athens was cool there was an architect called Takis Zenetos. He made some of the most beautiful buildings during the 60's and early 70's. Apart from the beautiful houses and landmark buildings, Zenetos was designing areas where people will use their personal computers and "broadcast" their ideas outside. Unfortunately some of his buildings were demolished and some others there were very badly rebuilt (for example: the upcoming National Museum of Contemporary Art). The Greek state is still persistently destroying the few remaining modernist buildings. Zenetos committed suicide in 1977.


Anonymous said...

Do you not think the museum of contemporary art will look very good? I think Takis' original building was sublime, but the renovation looks good as well.

Anonymous said...

I don't blame him for committing suicide! Athens has some of the ugliest buildings ever.What happened to the magnificent Neoclassical architecture?shame, very very big shame!