Excelsior hotel

  • Excelsior hotel

    Project Information
    Teamwork
    in collaboration with: 
    Heliadis, Kiriakos Olympios, Markos Mazarakis
    Date: 
    2005-2006 (3rd academic year)
    Supervisor(s): 
    Spyros Papadopoulos, Alexandros Psychoulis / University of Thessaly, Department of Architecture

    The Greek word “ξενοδοχείο” (Hotel) literally means a container full of foreigners. The Greek word for foreigner “ξένος” doesn’t only refer to persons, but also to objects which don’t fit in the environment they are placed in. The action is based on these two meanings. We started by asking people in the city of Volos (Greece) to find and give us an object which doesn’t fit in their house. Then we put those objects inside a container which we had brought to our university and we left the doors open. Other people could come and take objects and leave others at their position.

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