In the energy and nutrient cycle of inhabitation, the living body is a byproduct of the process of social metabolism. The "Flat- Triari" is an elementary living unit for a small group of inhabitants (3). Its construction activates self sufficient and autonomous infrastructure elements as parts of a living space structure. The liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) cylinders and oil vessels, which are replaceable become the pillars that support the structure. The bearing and mobile data change but the habitat is stable. Two or three people are hosted, and even a stranger is welcomed to the unit. From a typological perspective, the unit is a variant of the standard three-rooms flats called «triaria» in Greece. The critical volume of the unit is 6.6 cubic meters. Its dimensions are 183X183X183 cm. The corresponding volume of a typical «triari» exceed 200 cubic meters. The "triari" can be integrated inside empty apartments, in abandoned industrial areas and shaded public domains that have lost their old functional destinations. A recent symptom of the crisis in Athens is the impossibility of the urban dwellers to keep on being connected with expensive networks of the commons (energy, water, food). The «triari» module is a paradigmatic device, both symbolic and pragmatic, to deal with empty or unplugged urban spaces. During the first day of the exhibition, along 24 hours a team of young performing architects fully inhabit the living module.
Concept: Zissis Kotionis
Performance: Kostis Ktistakis, Ioanna Ksidi, Aliki Samara
Consultancy: P. Apergi
TRIARI, SELF SUFFICIENT LIVING MODULE (Α.ΜΟ.Κ.)