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21955:Photos > Architecture

submitted by Kytherian Association Of Australia on 04.12.2013

The House with the Sundial. The Sundial restored

By, George Vardas

In his book “The Secret Lives of Buildings” the architect Edward Hollis surveys some of the world’s most famous buildings, including the Parthenon and Aghia Sophia, and argues that the soul of a building is not necessarily gauged from its plans or by examining the details of its construction. Rather, its essence is to be found in the layers of history within its walls. When a building changes over time, whether through degradation, destruction or historical ...

21954:Photos > Architecture

submitted by Kytherian Association Of Australia on 04.12.2013

The House with the Sundial. More work on restoring the sundial

By, George Vardas

In his book “The Secret Lives of Buildings” the architect Edward Hollis surveys some of the world’s most famous buildings, including the Parthenon and Aghia Sophia, and argues that the soul of a building is not necessarily gauged from its plans or by examining the details of its construction. Rather, its essence is to be found in the layers of history within its walls. When a building changes over time, whether through degradation, destruction or historical ...

21953:Photos > Architecture

submitted by Kytherian Association Of Australia on 04.12.2013

The House with the Sundial. Work on restoring the sundial

By, George Vardas

In his book “The Secret Lives of Buildings” the architect Edward Hollis surveys some of the world’s most famous buildings, including the Parthenon and Aghia Sophia, and argues that the soul of a building is not necessarily gauged from its plans or by examining the details of its construction. Rather, its essence is to be found in the layers of history within its walls. When a building changes over time, whether through degradation, destruction or historical ...

21952:Photos > Architecture

submitted by Kytherian Association Of Australia on 04.12.2013

The House with the Sundial. The Sundial before the renovation

By, George Vardas

In his book “The Secret Lives of Buildings” the architect Edward Hollis surveys some of the world’s most famous buildings, including the Parthenon and Aghia Sophia, and argues that the soul of a building is not necessarily gauged from its plans or by examining the details of its construction. Rather, its essence is to be found in the layers of history within its walls. When a building changes over time, whether through degradation, destruction or historical ...

21951:Photos > Architecture

submitted by Kytherian Association Of Australia on 04.12.2013

The House with the Sundial. Renovating the sundial. Before

By, George Vardas

In his book “The Secret Lives of Buildings” the architect Edward Hollis surveys some of the world’s most famous buildings, including the Parthenon and Aghia Sophia, and argues that the soul of a building is not necessarily gauged from its plans or by examining the details of its construction. Rather, its essence is to be found in the layers of history within its walls. When a building changes over time, whether through degradation, destruction or historical ...

21950:Photos > Architecture

submitted by Kytherian Association Of Australia on 04.12.2013

The House with the Sundial. Multiple images from the RC TECH website

By, George Vardas

In his book “The Secret Lives of Buildings” the architect Edward Hollis surveys some of the world’s most famous buildings, including the Parthenon and Aghia Sophia, and argues that the soul of a building is not necessarily gauged from its plans or by examining the details of its construction. Rather, its essence is to be found in the layers of history within its walls. When a building changes over time, whether through degradation, destruction or historical ...

21949:Photos > Architecture

submitted by Kytherian Association Of Australia on 04.12.2013

The House with the Sundial. Beautifully constructed walls, and magnificent backyard refurbishment

By, George Vardas

In his book “The Secret Lives of Buildings” the architect Edward Hollis surveys some of the world’s most famous buildings, including the Parthenon and Aghia Sophia, and argues that the soul of a building is not necessarily gauged from its plans or by examining the details of its construction. Rather, its essence is to be found in the layers of history within its walls. When a building changes over time, whether through degradation, destruction or historical ...

21944:Photos > Architecture

submitted by Kytherian Association Of Australia on 02.12.2013

The House with the Sundial. Beautifully renovated yard

By, George Vardas

In his book “The Secret Lives of Buildings” the architect Edward Hollis surveys some of the world’s most famous buildings, including the Parthenon and Aghia Sophia, and argues that the soul of a building is not necessarily gauged from its plans or by examining the details of its construction. Rather, its essence is to be found in the layers of history within its walls. When a building changes over time, whether through degradation, destruction or historical ...

21943:Photos > Architecture

submitted by Kytherian Association Of Australia on 02.12.2013

The House with the Sundial. One of many beautiful interiors

By, George Vardas

In his book “The Secret Lives of Buildings” the architect Edward Hollis surveys some of the world’s most famous buildings, including the Parthenon and Aghia Sophia, and argues that the soul of a building is not necessarily gauged from its plans or by examining the details of its construction. Rather, its essence is to be found in the layers of history within its walls. When a building changes over time, whether through degradation, destruction or historical ...

21942:Photos > Architecture

submitted by Kytherian Association Of Australia on 02.12.2013

The House with the Sundial. After the refurbishment, from another angle

By, George Vardas

In his book “The Secret Lives of Buildings” the architect Edward Hollis surveys some of the world’s most famous buildings, including the Parthenon and Aghia Sophia, and argues that the soul of a building is not necessarily gauged from its plans or by examining the details of its construction. Rather, its essence is to be found in the layers of history within its walls. When a building changes over time, whether through degradation, destruction or historical ...

21941:Photos > Architecture

submitted by Kytherian Association Of Australia on 02.12.2013

The House with the Sundial. After the refurbishment

By, George Vardas

In his book “The Secret Lives of Buildings” the architect Edward Hollis surveys some of the world’s most famous buildings, including the Parthenon and Aghia Sophia, and argues that the soul of a building is not necessarily gauged from its plans or by examining the details of its construction. Rather, its essence is to be found in the layers of history within its walls. When a building changes over time, whether through degradation, destruction or historical ...

21940:Photos > Architecture

submitted by Kytherian Association Of Australia on 02.12.2013

The House with the Sundial. The construction phase

By, George Vardas

In his book “The Secret Lives of Buildings” the architect Edward Hollis surveys some of the world’s most famous buildings, including the Parthenon and Aghia Sophia, and argues that the soul of a building is not necessarily gauged from its plans or by examining the details of its construction. Rather, its essence is to be found in the layers of history within its walls. When a building changes over time, whether through degradation, destruction or historical ...

21939:Photos > Architecture

submitted by Kytherian Association Of Australia on 02.12.2013

The House with the Sundial before the renovation

By, George Vardas

In his book “The Secret Lives of Buildings” the architect Edward Hollis surveys some of the world’s most famous buildings, including the Parthenon and Aghia Sophia, and argues that the soul of a building is not necessarily gauged from its plans or by examining the details of its construction. Rather, its essence is to be found in the layers of history within its walls. When a building changes over time, whether through degradation, destruction or historical ...

21911:Photos > Architecture

submitted by Kytherian Newsletter Sydney on 23.11.2013

The House with the Sundial

By, George Vardas

In his book “The Secret Lives of Buildings” the architect Edward Hollis surveys some of the world’s most famous buildings, including the Parthenon and Aghia Sophia, and argues that the soul of a building is not necessarily gauged from its plans or by examining the details of its construction. Rather, its essence is to be found in the layers of history within its walls. When a building changes over time, whether through degradation, destruction or historical ...

21906:Photos > Architecture

submitted by Kythera Library on 18.11.2013

The Kytherian Municipal Library frontage November 2013

Note that a new side gate has been installed. Also new granite signs, and concreting of the verges at the front. The side fence has been rebuilt from stone. The exterior has been professionally re-painted. The effect has been to completely transform the building.

Kytherian Municipal Library

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21905:Photos > Architecture

submitted by Kythera Library on 18.11.2013

Comparison between 2009 - July 2013 state of the Kytherian Municipal Council Library courtyard

The walkway to the side of the Library was almost unnavigable. The effect of the 'landscaping' of has lifted the amenity of the building.

The Eastern wall was completely transformed. The rusting and dangerous ironwork was removed. In its place was built a solid stone wall, in keeping with other stone work around the Library.

The transformation was remarkable. The Library has now become an extremely desirable place to visit and work in, as well as to enjoy various ...

21904:Photos > Architecture

submitted by Kythera Library on 18.11.2013

Comparison between 2009 - July 2013 state of the Kytherian Municipal Council Library courtyard

The walkway to the side of the Library was almost unnavigable. The effect of the 'landscaping' of has lifted the amenity of the building.

The Eastern wall was completely transformed. The rusting and dangerous ironwork was removed. In its place was built a solid stone wall, in keeping with other stone work around the Library.

The transformation was remarkable. The Library has now become an extremely desirable place to visit and work in, as well as to enjoy various ...

21874:Photos > Architecture

submitted by Kythera Library on 07.11.2013

The sign outside the Kytherian Municipal Library in 2012

....indicates clearly that the funding to convert the original Primamry School of Kondelianika into the central Kytherian Municipal Library, was sponsored by the Municipal Council of Pireaus, which ostensibly administers the island of Kythera.

Work began in 2009.

The funding unfortunately was insufficient to complete the Project, and the Library remained unutilised through to 2012.

A "tipping point" occurred in 2010, when Cynthia Cavalenes of the USA, ...

21873:Photos > Architecture

submitted by Kythera Library on 05.11.2013

Comparison between 2009 - July 2013 state of the Kytherian Municipal Council Library courtyard

The Eastern wall was completely transformed. The rusting and dangerous ironwork was removed. In its place was built a solid stone wall, in keeping with other stone work around the Library.

The transformation was remarkable. The Library has now become an extremely desirable place to visit and work in, as well as to enjoy various recreational and cultural activities.

Kytherian Municipal Library

The ...

21872:Photos > Architecture

submitted by Kythera Library on 05.11.2013

Comparison between 2009 - July 2013 state of the Kytherian Municipal Council Library courtyard

A structurally sound, attractive, completed and functional pergola, in the place of a dysfunctional one.

The transformation was remarkable. The Library has now become an extremely desirable place to visit and work in, as well as to enjoy various recreational and cultural activities.

Kytherian Municipal Library

The kythera-family.net, Main Page