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KIZIS, Yannis

1 Houses in Pelion from 17th to 21st century; 2 Living monuments, new architecture and viability of projects

Series: Open Conservation Lecture
Date: Friday 18 February 2011
Time: 10:00
Venue: 33 Bedford Square FFB
Running time: 0 mins

Lecture 1  Houses in Pelion from 17th to 21st century; Local heritage, restoration and contemporary dwelling 
Lecture 2: Living monuments, new architecture and viability of projects; the development of a listed commercial complex in Athens 

Yannis Kizis graduated at the National Technical University of Athens, School of Architecture in 1971. In 1977 he received his postgraduate degree from the University of York, IAAS, and in 1987 was granted his PhD at the NTU Athens where he is a Professor. He has been extensively active publishing on the integration of contemporary design into historical context, on traditional construction, conservation and restoration. He has published books on 18th- and 19th-century architecture on Mount Pelion and in Thrace.

He is principal of KIZIS ARCHITECTS, an Athens-based practice focused on specific design issues, integration of contemporary architecture into historical context and restoration of monuments. He has achieved successes in architectural competitions, and has received honours from the International Europa Nostra award (1984, 1992, 1999).

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