Sketches by Greek architect Alexandros Tombazis
Alexandros Tombazis may have entered his eighth decade but, as we showed in our September issue, the Greek architect and eco-pioneer shows no signs of slowing down. He heads a 60-strong office in Athens and leads about 20 realised and conceptual projects per year. With more than 800 projects under his belt - about 300 of them built - and at least 110 prizes gained in competitions, he is one of Greece's most prominent and successful living architects. Less known about Tombazis, however, are his skills as an artist. As he travels the globe, he is continually sketching, painting and taking photographs. Here he shows us a series of his energetic architectural drawings.
Ellie Stathaki is the Architecture Editor at Wallpaper*. She trained as an architect at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece and studied architectural history at the Bartlett in London. Now an established journalist, she has been a member of the Wallpaper* team since 2006, visiting buildings across the globe and interviewing leading architects such as Tadao Ando and Rem Koolhaas. Ellie has also taken part in judging panels, moderated events, curated shows and contributed in books, such as The Contemporary House (Thames & Hudson, 2018) and Glenn Sestig Architecture Diary (2020).
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