PANAYIOTA PYLA / PUBLICATIONS

 

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JOURNAL ARTICLES, BOOK CHAPTERS, and BOOKS

  • Pyla, Panayiota, and Petros Phokaides. “ ‘Dark and Dirty’ Histories of Leisure and Architecture: Varosha’s Past and Future.” In Architectural Theory Review, 2020. [DOI]

 

  • Pyla, Panayiota, and Petros Phokaides. “An Island of Dams: Ethnic Conflict and Supra-national claims in Cyprus.” In Water, Technology and the Nation-State, edited by Filippo Menga and Erik Swyngedouw, 115-130. Routledge: Earthscan,  2018. [PDF]

  • Sioulas, Michalis, and Panayiota Pyla. “Social Housing in Late Colonial Cyprus: Contestations on Urbanity and Domesticity.” In Identity, Nation and Beyond: Social Housing in Contemporary Middle East, edited by Mohammad Gharipour and Kivane Kilinc, 181-206. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2018. [PDF]

  • Phokaides, Petros and Panayiota Pyla. “Κριτική Ιστοριογραφία και Ψηφιακά Εργαλεία Τεκμηρίωσης: Προοπτικές Ενίσχυσης της Έρευνας στην Μοντέρνα Αρχιτεκτονική.” [Critical Historiography and Digital Tools] In Τετράδια του Μοντέρνου 06:  H Eπιστροφή του Μοντέρνου - 25 Χρόνια Ελληνικό Docomomo, edited by Athanasiou, Emilia, Lina Dima and Tina Karali, 107-120. Futura, 2018. [PDF]

  • Pyla, Panayiota. “Crisis Spins.” Journal of Architectural Education (March 2015):  414-435. [PDF / DOI]

   § Revised and also Translated to Greek in Pyla, Panayiota. Καπηλείες της Κρίσης στην Παραγωγή του Δομημένου Περιβάλλοντος.

      [Crisis Spins in the Production of the Built Environment] In H Αρχιτεκτονική της Κυπριακής Πόληςedited by Nikos Patsavos, 

      Nicosia: Cyprus Architects Association, (2018): 7-12. [PDF]

  • Pyla, Panayiota, ed. Landscapes of Development: The Impact of Modernization Discourses on the Physical Environment of the Eastern Mediterranean. Cambridge: Harvard University Aga Khan Program, 2013.

  • Pyla, Panayiota. “Introduction: Development Histories and the Physical Landscape of the Eastern Mediterranean.” In Landscapes of Development: The Impact of Modernization Discourses on the Physical Environment of the Eastern Mediterranean, edited by Panayiota Pyla, 6-15. Cambridge: Harvard University Aga Khan Program, 2013. [PDF]

 

  • Pyla, Panayiota. “Architects as Development Experts.” In Landscapes of Development: The Impact of Modernization Discourses on the Physical Environment of the Eastern Mediterranean, edited by Panayiota Pyla, 6-15. Cambridge: Harvard University Aga Khan Program, 2013. [PDF]

  • Pyla, Panayiota, and Belgin T. Özkaya. “Culture of Crisis.” Architectural Histories, 1(1) (October 2013): 17. [PDF DOI]

  • Pyla, Panayiota. “Gossip on the Doxiadis 'Gossip Square': Unpacking the Histories of an Unglamorous Public Space.” Architectural Histories, 1(1) (December 2013): 28.  [PDF / DOI]

   § Translated versions published in Pyla, Panayiota. Dedicodou Meydane’ Hakkinda Dedicodular: Siradan Bir Kamusal Alanin

      Tarihini Ortaya Dokmek. In Dosya 27, Special issue on “Architecture and Everyday Life”, edited by Meltem Gurel, (December \

      2011): 19-24.

   § Also translated in  Pyla, Panayiota. “‘Κουτσομπολιό’ για την Πλατεία Κουτσομπολιού του Δοξιάδη: Ξεδιπλώνοντας τις Ιστορίες

      Ενός Ανεπιτήδευτου Δημόσιου Χώρου.” Archetype. Last modified October 5, 2018. [DOI]

  • Pyla, Panayiota, ed. Sustainability’s Prehistories. Design and Culture 4:3, USA, Berg Publishers, November 2012.

  • Pyla, Panayiota. “Beyond Smooth Talk: Oxymorons, Ambivalences, and Other Current Realities of Sustainability.” Design and Culture (special issue ‘Sustainability’s Prehistories’), 4:3 (November 2012): 273-278. [PDF]

  • Pyla, Panayiota, and Petros Phokaides. “Ambivalent Politics and Modernist Debates in Postcolonial Cyprus.” Journal of Architecture, 16:6 (December 2011): 885-913. [PDF]

  • Phokaides, Petros, and Panayiota Pyla. “Postcolonial Utopias in the Context of Cyprus.” Traditional Dwellings and Settlements Working Paper Series 231, (2011): 17-37. [Publisher: IASTE] [PDF]

  • Pyla, Panayiota. “Μοντερνισμός, Εκμοντερνισμός, και η Μέση Ανατολή στα Μέσα του 20ου Αιώνα.” [Modernism, Modernization, and the Middle East in mid-20th Century]. In H Κληρονομιά του Μοντέρνου [Τhe Legacy of the Modern], exhibition catalogue, edited by Fereos, Stefanos, Aimilios Michael, and Christos Constantinou. Νicosia: Cyprus Ministry of Interior, (2009): 32-39. [PDF]

  • Pyla, Panayiota. “Planetary Home and Garden: Ekistics and Environmental-Developmental Politics.” Grey Room 36, (Summer 2009): 6-35. [Publisher: MIT Press] [PDF]

  • Pyla, Panayiota. “The Many Lives of New Gourna: Alternative Histories of a Model Community and their Current Significance.” The Journal of Architecture 14:6, (December 2009): 715-730. [Publisher: Routledge with the Royal Institute of British Architects]. [PDF]

  • Pyla, Panayiota. “Counter-Histories of Sustainability.” Archis Volume 18, Special issue on sustainability, titled “After Zero”, (December 2008): 14-17. [Publisher: Archis]. [PDF]

   § Also translated in Russian in Pyla, Panayiota. “Counterhistories of Sustainable Development.” [Контристории “устойчивого

      развития”] Translated by Bart Golhoorn. In PROJECT International 22, Moscow, (2009): 153-158.  

  • Pyla, Panayiota. “Back to the Future: Doxiadis’s Plans for Baghdad.” Journal of Planning History 7:1, (February 2008): 3-19. [Publisher: Sage] [PDF]

  • Pyla, Panayiota. “Baghdad's Urban Restructuring, 1958: Aesthetics and Politics of Nation Building.” In Modernism and the Middle East: Architecture and Politics in the 20th Century, edited by Isenstadt, Sandy, and Kishwar Rizvi, 97-115. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2008. [PDF]

  • Pyla, Panayiota. “Cities of the Future, Heroes of the Past: Doxiadis’ Vision of Post-WWII Modernism.” EKISTICS, Vol. 74, No. 442-447, (Jan-Dec. 2007): 252-256. [PDF]

  • Pyla, Panayiota. “Ηassan Fathy Revisited: Postwar Discourses of Science, Development, and Vernacular Architecture.” Journal of Architectural Education 60:3, (February 2007): 28-39. [Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell] [Received Best Article Award] [PDF]

  • Pyla, Panayiota. “Rebuilding Iraq, 1955-58: Modernist Housing, National Aspirations, and Global Ambitions.” DoCoMoMo Journal 35, (September 2006): 71-77. [Publisher: Docomomo International] [PDF]

  • Pyla, Panayiota. “Historicizing Pedagogy: A Critique of Kostof’s, A History of Architecture.” Journal of Architectural Education, (May 1999): 216-225. [Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell] [PDF]

  • Pyla, Panayiota. “Gray-areas in Green Politics: Reflections on the Modern Environmental Movement.” Thresholds 14, (Spring 1997): 48-53. [MIT Press] [PDF]

SHORT ESSAYS

 

  • Palate, Savia, Petros Phokaides, and Panayiota Pyla. “More than a Hotel: The Ledra Palace through Stories of Tourism and Modernism.” In Ledra Palace: Dancing on the Line, edited by Theopisti Stylianou-Lambert, L. Loizou-Hadjigavriel, A. Heraclidou, Nicosia: A.G. Leventis Foundation.  [In print, 2021] pp. 48-60 [In Greek and English]

  • Pyla, Panayiota. “Construction Culture in Cyprus after Independence.” In The History of Construction in Cyprus: From Prehistory to the 21st Century, edited by Euphrosyne Rizopoulou -Egoumenidou and Petroula Xatzitofi, Nicosia: Atlas Pantou Group, Nicosia. (2020): 292-317.  [PDF]

  • Pyla, Panayiota. “Constantinos A. Doxiadis and his Entopia: Promises of a Moderate Utopia and a Humanized Modernism.” FAM Magazine [invited essay for special issue on ‘Forgotten and Unknown Architects’]. (2019): 96-107. [PDF]

  • Pyla, Panayiota. “Builders, Housewives and the Construction of Modern Athens, Book Review.” Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 77, no.2 (June 2018): 226-228. [PDF]

  • Pyla, Panayiota. “Preface.” Θέσεις της Μνημης, [Positions of Memory], edited by Petros Phokaides and Alexandra Chronaki, Athens: Nissos, (2016): 9-10. [PDF]

  • Pyla, Panayiota. “Delos Symposion: Leaving Earth to Save it.” In The Other Architect, edited by Giovanna Borasi, 270-273. Center for Canadian Architecture and Spector Books, 2015. [PDF]

  • Pyla, Panayiota and Giannis Papadopoulos. “Doxiadis’s One Big Pan-Africa.” In Africa: Big Change, Big Chance, edited by Benno Albrecht, 66-70. Milan: Editrice Compositori, 2014. [Catalogue for Milan Triennale exhibition, 14 October-28 December 2014] [PDF]

  • Pyla, Panayiota. “Histories of Environmental Consciousness—session chairing.” In Investigating and Writing Architectural History: Subjects. Methodologies and Frontiers, edited by Rosso Michella, Papers from the 3rd International Meeting of the European Architectural History Network, Turin, Italy, (June 19-21, 2014): 616-17.

  • Pyla, Panayiota. “Going Natural: Or, Should You?” In The UAW Book: About Urban Awareness, edited by Socrates Stratis, Korea: DAMDI Academic Series 5, (2013): 80-83. [PDF]

  • Pyla, Panayiota, and Petros Phokaides. “Architecture and Modernity in Cyprus.” EAHN Newsletter 2/09, Newsletter of the European Architectural Historians Network, (May 2009). [PDF]

  • Pyla, Panayiota. “Ecumenopolis: Doxiadis’s City of the Future.” VIIIth DoCoMoMo International Conference Proceedings, Import-Export: Postwar Modernism in an Expanding World, 1945-1975, (2004): 407-411.

 

  • Pyla, Panayiota. “Global Visions, Local Knowledge, and the Design of Model Communities: The Centrality of the Postcolonial World in the Historiography of Modernism.” ACSA Annual Meeting Conference Proceedings, (2003): 253-258.

 

  • Pyla, Panayiota. “Doxiadis.” In Encyclopedia of Modern Greece, edited by Graham Speake, London: Fitzroy Dearborn, (2000): 513-514.

PROCEEDINGS AND PUBLISHED REPORTS

 

  • Pyla, Panayiota. “Research Remembers Lives: The Architectural Heritage of Varosia Against the Background of Tragic Current Realities.” Paideia -News, accessed October 22, 2020. [In Greek]

  • Pyla, Panayiota. “Θα δώσουν οι ειδικοί τις λύσεις; Η ιστορία της επιστήμης και το παρόν της δημοκρατίας.” [Will Experts Provide the Solutions? The History of Science and the Stakes of Democracy]. Paideia -News, accessed May 7, 2020. [PDF / DOI]

  • Sioulas, Michalis, and Panayiota Pyla. “Technical Schools for Inter-Communal Crisis Management in Mid-20th Century Cyprus.” Entangled Histories, Multiple Geographies: Papers from the International Scientific Thematic Conference EAHN 2015,  edited by Vladan Djokic, Ana Nikezic, and Ana Rakovic, Belgrade: European Architectural History Network, (2017): 271-277. [PDF]

  • Costi, Maria, and Panayiota Pyla. “Understanding Sustainable Earthen Building.” In 41st IAHS World Congress on Housing—Sustainability and Innovation for the Future, ITeCons Instituto de Investigacao e Desenvolviment, Algarve, Portugal (ID181), (September 3-16, 2016): 1-9.

 

  • Phokaides, Petros, and Panayiota Pyla.“Leisure-scapes and Conflict-scapes: The Famagusta Modern Coastline.” In Adaptive Reuse: The Modern Movement Towards the Future, edited by Ana Tostões and Zara Fereira, 14th International Conference, Lisbon: Docomomo International - Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, (2016): 117-123. [PDF]

 

  • Phokaides, Petros, Panayiotis Andreou, George Antoniou, Panayiota Pyla, and George Samaras. “Architectural Historiography And Database Design: An Alliance To Empower Research In Modern Heritage.”  Biocultural 2015: Sustainability In Architectural Cultural Heritage, (2016): 267-276. [PDF]

 

  • Pyla, Panayiota, Petros Phokaides, and Konstantina Kalfa. “Treasured Microcosms: Cyprus in the Global Milieu, Circa 1960.” Report presented as part of the Mesarch Lab installation at the Treasure Island Exhibition, organized by the Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre, NiMAC, 19 September - 8 November 2014.

  • Pyla, Panayiota. “Histories of Environmental Consciousness—session chairing.” In Investigating and Writing Architectural History: Subjects. Methodologies and Frontiers, edited by Michella Rosso, Papers from the3rdInternational Meeting of the European Architectural History Network, Turin, Italy, (June 19-21, 2014): 616-17. [PDF]

  • Pyla, Panayiota. “Architectural History II.”, “Architecture and Society”, “Architecture and a Critical History of Ecology”, and “Dissertation Projects.” Reports on student projects completed between 2012-16 at the University of Cyprus. J.UCY 04, Journal of the School of Architecture at the University of Cyprus, Nicosia, (2014): 169-177, 189-192, 284-290, 351354, 3867390, 405-409, 429-433, 438-473, 478-481, 486-489, 604-607, 624-627, 673-681, 696-699. 

  • Pyla, Panayiota. “Architectural History II.”, “Social Dimensions in Architecture.”, “History and Theory – Contemporary Architecture.”, “Architecture and the Critical History of Ecology/ Architecture and Ecology.”, and “Dissertation Projects.” Reports on student projects completed between 2010-13 at the University of Cyprus. J.UCY 03, Journal of the School of Architecture at the University of Cyprus, Nicosia, (2014): 139-142, 143-145, 162-164, 229-237, 282-290, 294-297, 314-317, 322-345, 358-361, 366-369, 382-385. [Link to entire publication / Link to selected pages]

  • Phokaides, Petros, and Panayiota Pyla. “Peripheral Hubs and Alternative Modernisations: Designing for Peace and Tourism in Postcolonial Cyprus.” In Proceedings of the 2nd International Meeting of the European Architectural History Network, edited by Hilde Heynen and Janina Gosseye, Brussels, (May 2012): 442-445. [PDF]

  • Pyla, Panayiota. “History and Theory – Contemporary Architecture.”, “Architecture and Society.”,  and “History of Architecture II.” Reports on student projects completed in Spring and Fall 2008 and 2009 at the University of Cyprus,  J.UCY 02, Journal of the School of Architecture at the University of Cyprus, Nicosia, (2011): 232-234, 268-269, 292-295. [Link to entire publication / Link to selected pages]

  • Pyla, Panayiota. “International Conference: Aspects of Development and Knowledge Society.” J.UCY 02, Journal of the School of Architecture at the University of Cyprus,  Nicosia, (2011): 210-11. [PDF]

  • Pyla, Panayiota. “Architecture and Society.” Report on student projects completed in Spring 2007,  J.UCY 01, Journal of the School of Architecture at the University of Cyprus, Nicosia, (2009): 160-161. [Link to entire publication / Link to selected pages]

  • Pyla, Panayiota. “Μοντέρνο/Πράσινο.” [Modern/Green]. Archeion 8, (2010): 94-97. [Published by the Cyprus Architects Association]. [PDF]

  • Pyla, Panayiota. “How Historical Knowledge Informs Contemporary Architectural Concerns.” J.UCY 01, Journal of the School of Architecture at the University of Cyprus, (2009): 146-159. [Link to entire publication Link to selected pages]

  • Pyla, Panayiota. “Η Έννοια του Τόπου σε ένα Παγκοσμιοποιημένο Κόσμο: Η Σκοπιά της Αρχιτεκτονικής.” [The Meaning of the Local in a Globalized World: An Architectural Perspective]. Endeiktis, (December 2008):  4-8. [PDF]

       § Also reprinted in A+M: Architects + Engineers 83 (June 2009): 21-24.

  • Evzona, T., C. Hadjichristos, G. Kallis, and P. Pyla, “REAL-X: Spatial Aphrodites.” In In Cyprus Relax: As Architects Reinterpret, edited by P. Cook, M. Christodoulides and D. Irwin, 2008. [PDF]

 

  • Pyla, Panayiota. “Ecumenopolis: Doxiadis’s City of the Future.” VIIIth DoCoMoMo International Conference Proceedings, Import-Export: Postwar Modernism in an Expanding World, 1945-1975, (2004): 407-411. [PDF]

  • Pyla, Panayiota. “Φωτογράφος Παραδοσιακής Αρχιτεκτονικής;” [“Photographer of Traditional Architecture?”] Kathimerini: Εpta Imeres, special feature on photographer Papademos, (October 14, 2001): 13-15. [PDF]

  • Pyla, Panayiota. “Sinan and Brunelleschi: Biographical Treatises from Two Worlds?” Work In Progress, working papers published at MIT, (1994): 106-118.

THESES

  • Pyla, Panayiota. "Ekistics, Architecture, and Environmental Politics, 1945-76: A Prehistory of Sustainable Development." PhD diss., Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), 2002.

  • Pyla, Panayiota. "Revisiting Scientific Epistemology in Architecture: Ekistics and Modernism in the Middle East." MSc Thesis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), 1994.

  • Pyla, Panayiota. "The Site: Society and Tourist Culture in Cyprus." BArch Thesis, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1991.