A Living Space


  • Eugenia Stamatopoulou
  • Maria Karoglou
  • Asterios Bakolas




Futuro, GFRP, Investigation, degradation, preservation


The restoration of the Futuro house in Corfu is complicated by being both an art object and a living space. The glass-fiber reinforced polymer (GFRP) materials showed damage that could be related to ageing and exposure to the local, unfavorable environmental conditions (light, humidity and temperature). In order to establish the technical condition of the building, non-destructive techniques were used. Additionally, indoor air quality was tested. The research has shown that the most relevant causes of damage to GFRP materials are moisture, exposure to sunlight and thermal changes. The intervention strategies applied so far are not conclusive. Maintenance is always needed. Further investigations are deemed necessary to understand the properties and state of conservation of the materials at a micro scale.

How to Cite

Stamatopoulou, E., Karoglou, M., & Bakolas, A. (2022). THE FUTURO HOUSE IN LIMNI, CORFU: A Living Space. Docomomo Journal, (66), 68–74.




Author Biographies

Eugenia Stamatopoulou

Eugenia Stamatopoulou Greece, 1970) She is Conservator and Art Historian. She holds a MA in Contemporary Art History and an MSc. in Conservation both at the University Paris 1-Pantheon Sorbonne. Also, she holds a MPhil on Monuments Conservation and currently she is a PhD candidate at the National Technical University of Athens, School of Chemical Engineering. She has gained a wide experience in management and conservation of modern materials and contemporary artworks in France, Canada and Greece. She was a resident lecturer at the University of West Attika, in the department of Conservation of Antiquities and Works of Art as well as in the Master of Museology at the National Technical University of Athens. She is currently on her Doctorate on Characterization of Complex Contemporary Artworks for their Conservation and Preservation, at the National Technical University of Athens-School of Chemical Engineering.

Maria Karoglou

Maria Karoglou (Greece, 1973) is a Chemical Engineer and holds a PhD degree in Materials Science and Engineering Department, of the National Technical University of Athens, School of Chemical Engineering and a Masters degree in the field of “Protection of Monuments and Sites”. She is the author of several scientific papers and has worked at various National and European Research Programs. Her activities include participation in Technical Chamber of Greece working Groups, SD-MED, ICOMOS et al.

Asterios Bakolas

Asterios Bakolas (Greece, 1963) is Associate Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering of the School of Chemical Engineering of National Technical University of Athens. His research interests focus on the pathology of building materials of the historic structures using non-destructive and analytical techniques and the design and evaluation of compatible materials (water repellents, consolidants and mortars) for the structural and surface conservation of monuments and artworks. He is the co-author of 56 publications in international peer-reviewed scientific journals, 98 publications in peer-reviewed international conference proceedings and 11 chapters in books. His research record includes the participation in 8 European and 45 National funded research projects.


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