Tools & Processes for the Design of Shared Outdoor Spaces
in the Backyards of Athens City Blocks
National Technical University of Athens, Master Thesis Project
Our thesis focuses on the typical Athenian multi-storey building, “Polykatoikia”, and specifically, on its inability to provide adequate and quality shared spaces, equally accessible to all residents.
We develop and propose KEMP, a toolkit for the design of multi-level, adaptable outdoor shared spaces, positioned within the three-dimensional void of the typical Greek city block.
KEMP combines urban design and analysis tools with a communication platform for the active collaboration of residents and engineers, in the context of a digitally augmented participatory design process. Through beta version implementation of the proposed digital tools and participatory process simulation, we attempt an indicative design solution for the creation of shared spaces in an existing city block, while assessing the efficiency of these tools for augmenting the participatory design process.