Leocharous 17 Athens/ Greece
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AMGM/Culture center
The Book and Blues House is a communal library combined with a cultural center devoted to Blues music. A rich diversity of functions exists in the building such as a museum, cinema and auditorium, a recording studio, a school and a live scene cafe. The shape of the building derives from an amalgam of influences such as the old industrial epoch of the city, early modernists buildings as well as archetypical Blues spaces like the Blues porch of the music school overlooking the fjord. The Book and Blues House suggests a holistic approach to a set of complex relations formed by the given program. Instead of dividing the building into programmatic boxes, the different functions blend together in a flowing space. The building turns itself away from the north and opens itself to the landscape. Collaboration: A.Gerousis , A.Kiszkielis