12 houses for the Gods of Olympus

    The research for the Houses of the 12 Gods of Mount Olympus and, more precisely, those that are represented on the eastern frieze of the Parthenon (work of Phidias inspired by the 28th Homeric Hymn to Athena) started in the later part of 1995, with the intention of investigating the spatial organisation, form and expression of a house for a god and, initially, that of Zeus. After a number of months of contemplation, study and design, I have realised that conceptually a house for a god should not have any relationship to human organisational and functional typologies, morphology and scale. Therefore, with these criteria and recognition of the complex personality, behaviour and multiple faces or transfiguration of the gods, I have tried with the help of God, and of the gods ...to interpret even partially, the character, behaviour and disposition of the various gods, composing Platonic and other polyhedral (solids) forms in space with allegorical references and associations. In other words, the house expresses the personality of the gods. Regarding "the space" in this case it is represented by the cube - for all houses of indeterminate dimensions and scale. The cube also symbolises the entity and unity of the gods in the Cosmos. This work is totally antithetical to the various representations of the gods and their space or environment in painting and sculpture so far...A proposal for a more abstract iconography.