Aris Konstantinidis, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Aris Konstantinidis

Greek architect

Date of Birth: 04-Mar-1913

Place of Birth: Athens, Attica Region, Greece

Date of Death: 18-Sep-1993

Profession: architect, university teacher

Nationality: Greece

Zodiac Sign: Pisces

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About Aris Konstantinidis

  • Aris Konstantinidis (Greek: ???? ???sta?t???d??; 1913 in Athens - 1993 in Athens) was a notable architect of modernism in Greece. Aris Konstantinidis was born in Athens and studied architecture at the Technical University of Munich from 1931 to 1936, where he came into contact with the Modern Movement in architecture.
  • He returned to Greece in 1936 and worked for the Town Planning Department of the city of Athens and for the Ministry of Public Works.
  • He was appointed head of the Workers Housing Organisation from 1955 to 1975 and from 1957 to 1967 of the Technical Service of the Greek National Tourism Organisation, where he planned and oversaw the construction of a series of workers' houses and Xenia hotels.
  • At the same time, Konstantinidis planned and realised several private projects like the emblematic Weekend House in Anavyssos.He devoted extensive study to the anonymous architecture of Greece and between 1947 and 1953 published three books in which he examined particular examples of this type of architecture.
  • In 1975 he published a comprehensive book concerning the anonymous architecture of Greece, entitled Elements of Self-knowledge: Towards a true architecture, in which it is apparent how much he was influenced by the architectural tradition of his homeland and how he drew lessons from the past to develop an architecture for his time.
  • In his last book, entitled Theoktista ("God-built"), the architect once again underlined his belief that anonymous architecture as well as the landscape of Greece itself constituted the foundations on which modern architectural practice could and should be grounded. He taught at the Zurich Polytechnic as a visiting professor.
  • In 1978 he received an honorary doctorate from the University of Thessaloniki.
  • He was appointed a corresponding member of the Academy of Fine Arts, Munich. Through his work, Aris Konstantinidis created architectural solutions unique in Greece, which gave birth to a modern Greek architecture.

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