Traditional craftsmanship and modern mass production span a field of tension that is also reflected in the built environment. We discuss the polykatoikia as an example of how the dualism of architectural „crafsmannship“ and „craftiness“ result in a mass product with the potential for sustained adaptability in and of the Greek city. The Polykatoikia is a building type that originates in the concept of the „Maison Dom-Ino“ and was adapted to the Greek context.
An article by Richard Woditsch and Mark Kammerbauer about „the Greek polykatoikia as „adequate“ achitecture“.
Kammerbauer, Woditsch: Craftsman vs. craftiness, the Greek polykatoikia as „adequate“ achitecture. Dialectic VI, 2018, S.28-34
Magazine: Dialectic VI: Craft – the art of making architecture
Publisher: ORO Editions