ΦΙΞFIX 120+ YEARS ARCHITECTURE
Author: Dora Theodoropoulou
Based on the author’s doctoral thesis, the book is a journey through the history of the FIX building, which was designed by pioneer architect Takis Zenetos.
The book showcases the power of the building’s architecture, the story of its partial demolition and its conversion into the National Museum of Contemporary Art, alongside the narrative of the FIX brewery which used to operate in it. The author’s narrative choices give an extra dimension to the history of the building.
Over nine hundred documents, photographs, architectural drawings and diagrams feature in the book. It was a major challenge, in terms of design, to find a balance among the vast and diverse material. The cover design celebrates Zenetos’ design of the building and emphasises the historical moment of its partial demolition, by intentionally dividing the image of its 1957 façade between the front and back covers.