Markella Menikou + Adonis Cleanthous

profesores visitantes Erasmus

Ambos dirigen «Divining the Future”, unidad diploma (4º y 5º curso) de la Escuela de Arquitectura de Nicosia (Chipre).

Sus investigaciones incluyen tecnología y sistemas prefabricados como lenguaje experimental de la arquitectura:

“We understand technology as a lens through which the world is viewed and as such the design of that lens may enhance our engagement with the world. Our work aims to foresee and dream of the future; a utopian or a dystopian future.

 We consider ‘technology’ on both a theoretical/conceptual level, as well as on an operation/performance level. We do not approach technology as simply building technology, but rather as a synergy between the actual ‘nuts and bolts’ and the experiential/non-physical qualities of architecture. Technology is an inseparable part of the equation of architecture.

 We search for a technologically inspired, instrumental architecture against the tyrannies of form and obsessive value in image and novelty: Instrumental architecture aims towards a ‘superlative of capability’ which contradicts the reductive nature of functionalism, as functionalism approaches the idea of purpose quite narrowly.

 We aim to resurrect the Vitruvian paradigm of ‘firmitas, utilitas and venustas’ in a contemporary political, socio-economic, cultural and environmental context; and into the future…”


22nd TUESDAY night

Daniel Sirvent

(Eurostars Lucentum hotel)


Pablo Martí, urban planning class.

– 12,00 (3D EPS4) 20min presentation on a workshop the “buffer zone” in Nicosia: urban strategies.

Ángel Benigno, sustainability/installations class.

– 13:00. Lecture dealing with “skin”, through studio work, workshops and hands-on 1:1 own work.

– Lunch with Ángel.


Pepe Parra, theory of architecture class.

– 9:00. Pepe will give an introductory lecture of his course (in English).

– 11:00. Lecture introducing the theoretical premise of the Home of the future workshop, going through examples of previous work and how these strategies had then evolved into propositions later in the academic year. So in a way it is the introduction to the workshop we are running on Friday.

– Lunch with Pepe.


Architectural Projects team.

10:00 – (Departamento Proyectos) Birthday party

10:30 – (10P EPS4) Workshop for Proyectos 4 (3rd year English group) on «a thousand year home”

15:00 – Lunch with all the Architectural Projects team.

17:00 – (23G EPS4) 45min Lecture on “Technology as a lens to inspect the future of architecture”.


Visit to Murcia