Parasite: Mobile modular student house
Parasites intrude and inhabit.
A parasite takes up a position within a given body and inserts itself into the spaces that it provides.
The parasite evolves, recreating its boundaries and affecting the host at a certain degree.
For the parasitic relationship to last, the host has to be maintained, hence, the parasite has to negotiate the space of its internal incorporation.
The parasite can be a host to another parasite and the host can be a parasite to another host.
There is an inherently social dimension to the complex logic of parasitism. By that means, it can be translated in architecture.
compatibility | connectivity | coevolution | impermanence are the characteristics of a parasitic relationship
The study concentrates on the creation of a parasitic construction capable of accommodating a student in the city of Xanthi.
The host will provide the basic needs of our parasite: water and power supply.
The roof of the shower facilities in the recently abandoned natatorium complex provides a flat, elevated surface, as well as easy access to the
The host functionality is not degraded. The symbiotic relationship is smooth by choice.
The parasite's form develops linearly by adding functional space components.
The whole construction is seated on the outer beam of the host-building and hangs outwards.
The necessary extra support is provided by a wire which is anchored at varying distance on the next available beam.
The circular form provides adequate interior space and constructional stability.
The aluminum frame is easy to assemble, light and durable.
Basic insulation is provided by the polyester fabric which covers all the curve surface.
[ team members: Dimitris Aidonis, Nikos Vardaksis, Eri Oikonomidou, Giannis Souravlis ] - 2011