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Student Showcase Archive

Ourania Kondyli

MA work

MA work

  • This is the way the world ends: Not with a bang but with a... what?

    This is the way the world ends: Not with a bang but with a... what?, Ourania Kondyli 2015
    Collage, 3d Model Making.

  • WIP SHOW_ Structural Uncertainty

    WIP SHOW_ Structural Uncertainty, Ourania Kondyli 2015
    500x500

  • Urban Plan

    Urban Plan
    Collage

  • The Existential Risk Research Centre (ERRC)

    The Existential Risk Research Centre (ERRC)

  • The Testing Ground

    The Testing Ground

  • Museum of Humanity

    Museum of Humanity

  • Business Park

    Business Park

  • The Epicenter

    The Epicenter

  • The Epicenter

    The Epicenter

Existential Uncertainty

In 2003 Sir Martin Rees wrote a book titled Our Final Century: Will the Human Race Survive the Twenty-first Century. The premise of the book is that the Earth and human survival are in far greater danger from the potential effects of modern technology than is commonly realised, and that the twenty-first century may be a critical moment in history when humanity's fate is decided.

Could this be one cosmologist’s apocalyptic belief, an implausible science fiction scenario, or is it actually an important area of study that requires a great deal more scientific investigation than it has presently received?

This project explores an emerging area of science focused on the study of existential risk and provides the ground for this study to progress. Located along a radial axis, this landscaped corridor surrounds the future urban fabric of Milton Keynes with a series of distinct typologies and agendas distributed along its spine. Its epicenter is an expansion and development of the Bletchley Railway station, restoring the rail connection between Oxford and Cambridge, whilst maintaining connections between London and the north.

The study of existential risk requires the gathering of minds and knowledge from a multitude of disciplines, from Philosophy to Finance, Farming to Physics; the diverse input is what enables solutions to be found for the world’s most complex problems. Station Forum delivers a hyper-connected platform where diverse professional and academic brains collide, whilst the broader surrounding zoning proposal, serviced by shuttle, creates hubs for relevant industries to join the conversation.

You shouldn’t be scared.

Info

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Architecture

    Programme

    MA Architecture, 2015

    Specialism

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  • Degrees

  • BA Architecture, Glasgow School of Art, 2010
  • Experience

  • Architectural assistant, University of Greenwich, Greenwich, 2014; Project architect, 3GATTI, Shanghai, 2012; Architectural assistant, Tech Cool Kondilis, Patras, 2011; Architectural internship, Point Supreme Architects, Athens, 2010