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My name is Nikitas, I am 24 years old and I’m studying architecture at Glasgow school of art. I will begin this project by asking my self: “Where do I live?” All of my belongings are scattered over Europe. My archive, my workspace, my family, my friends are distributed over different time zones. There was a time when the city ended just before my door rug in Athens. Nowadays, I have to travel to feel like home. It seems like the home of the 21st century resembles a diagram that evolves through the axis of time. The inhabitation has a velocity of its own. Supposing that I’m in my hometown with my family, I will need approximately 4 hours by plane to be on time for my pin-up in Glasgow and from there, almost two hours to get to Berlin for my best friend’s birthday. My home looks like a trip. By domesticating this trip I might come up with a house that I don’t ever exit, an endless interior. Due to our inevitable singularity, we cannot literally live inside a web of material interchanges such as the city. We cannot exist in multiple places at once, nor flow at the postmodern speed of telecommunications. Is there a way to dwell a system through programmatization of our lives and the various cycles that it includes?The question “where do you live” no longer seeks for a location, a node or an object as an answer. The Cartesian coordinates, used for measuring or indicating something on the ground fail to interpret the qualitative differences among lifestyles.  The “how do you live” transcends the “where”. It is more like a geography of places that we inhabit rather than a specific spot on the spatial-temporal cosmos. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 14.0px ‘Century Gothic’} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 14.0px ‘Century Gothic’; min-height: 17.0px} We tend to design our own biography- our own lifestyle- and we do that by dividing life into periods, cycles and epochs. Our civilization knows how to operate in a consensual calendrical time. I will use this device of measuring time and cataloguing activities as a manifestation of the habitat. The calendars I will come up with will be perceived as the blueprints of the contemporary home. The design will focus on a meticulous planning of the annual calendar, prearranging everything so as to function like a single edifice.

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I designed a home with three beds in it. There’s nothing new here. A home comprising three existing houses located in three cities across Europe. I began with the program to the object My home is not a set of walls, windows, and surfaces. I began the other way around. My home is an aggregation of objects, machines, activities that evolve around a bed. The body adjusts its habits according to the constant reoccurrence of sleep: the to and fros in the bedroom. The home is a mold of everydayness. It generates a geography of habits, customs, and repetitive actions. All of these constructs the certainty of the daily life, the routine. I designed my own biography. I created diagrams of my personal corporeal, psychological occurrences and periodical encounters. A statistical portrait of my life. My home looks like a calendar. I guess my calendar is my home.