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Supermarket in Athens, Greece by KLab Atchitecture

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

Article source: KLab Atchitecture

Thanopoulos supermarket is at the northern suburbs of Athens and is a family business that owns in the same area two more supermarkets, a bit smaller. It was always a high end supermarket brand with huge variety of sophisticated imported goods which are unlikely to be found in other supermarkets in Athens.

Image Courtesy © Panos Kokkinias

  • Architects: KLab Atchitecture
  • Project: Supermarket
  • Location: Athens, Greece
  • Photography: Panos Kokkinias
  • Design team: Enrique Ramírez, Veronika Vasileiou, Elena Skorda, Haris Heizanoglou, Mark Chapman
  • Construction management: Future Constructions
  • Design period: 2012-2013
  • Construction period: 2012-2013

Invisible Hotel/ Transparent City in Athens, Greece by blp architects

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

Article source: blp architects

Invisibility is essentially a question of transparency.

In 1963 Colin Rowe in his article Transparency: Literal and Phenomenal set the framework: \”At the beginning of any inquiry into transparency, a basic distinction must perhaps be established. Transparency may be an inherent quality of substance- as in a wire mesh or glass curtain wall, or it may be an inherent quality of organization\”. As an organization quality \”transparency means a simultaneous perception of different spatial locations\”.

Image Courtesy © blp architects

  • Architects: blp architects (Iro Bertaki Christina Loukopoulou Costis Paniyiris)
  • Project: Invisible Hotel/ Transparent City
  • Location:  Athens, Greece
  • Invited competition entry: January 2005
  • Exhibition: DESTE Foundation for Contemporary Art, Athens: April 2005

UPTOWN RESIDENCES in Athens, Greece by blp architects

Saturday, March 1st, 2014

Article source: blp architects

The complex occupies a whole city block (8.350m2) and consists of seven functionally autonomous but formally continuous buildings. It is situated in Maroussi, an Athenian suburb rapidly transforming into a business and residential metropolitan hub. The three storey volume unfolds over a slightly sloping site totaling an area of 6.500m2, and comprises of 70 apartments, communal spaces and underground parking lots.

Image Courtesy © Charalambos Louizidis

  • Architects: blp architects
  • Project: UPTOWN RESIDENCES
  • Location: Athens, Greece
  • Photography: Charalambos Louizidis
  • Design, completion: 2006 – 2012
  • Area: 6.500 m2
  • Design team: Iro Bertaki , Christina Loukopoulou  Costis Paniyiris.
  • Collaborating architects: Angeliki Sioli , Vilma Agrafioti.
  • Consultants: Athanasiadis & Partners (structural engineers), Elxis SA (mechanical engineers) , Greenways / Skordilis-Chanikian Ltd (planting design)
  • Client: J&P Development SA

First prize, invited architectural competition 2006 

  • Nominated for the European Union Prize for Architecture, Mies van der Rohe Award 2013
  • Distinction, Best built works 2010-2012, ”Domes” international review 2013 Awards
  • Distinction, Best built works 2008-2013, Hellenic Institute of Architecture Award 2013

Oozora in Athens, Greece by K-studio

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

Article source: K-studio

The brief we were given called for an exclusive Japanese restaurant and bar in the northern suburbs of Athens. Within the extensive, open-plan space we needed to combine a sushi bar, a cocktail bar and seated dining areas with chic, polished design that would take diners seamlessly from intimate evening dining to more upbeat, late-night socialising.

Image Courtesy © George Messaritakis

  • Architects: K-studio
  • Project: Oozora
  • Location: Athens, Greece
  • Photography: George Messaritakis.
  • Status: Completed 2012
  • Contractor: Themis Christakopoulos
  • Acoustic Engineer: Schubert
  • Lighting: Halo
  • Marble: Sotiris Bonitsis
  • MDF Panels: Pafos
  • Steel Structure: JVS Systems

JewelBOX in Athens, Greece by Panos Nikolaidis & Errica Protestou

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

Article source: Panos Nikolaidis & Errica Protestou

JewelBOX is a multi use building in Kifisia, Athens, Greece designed by architects Panos Nikolaidis & Errica Protestou.

The jewelBOX accommodates two contradictory concepts. A monolithic mask, the building’s exterior versus a fluid interior. The mask reveals the ground floor volume through an ornamental iron gate. A black rectangular column redirects the visitor towards its two sections.

Image Courtesy © George Fakaros

  • Architects: Panos Nikolaidis & Errica Protestou
  • Project: JewelBOX
  • Location: Athens, Greece
  • Photography: George Fakaros
  • Project Management, Construction: Tconstructions Alexandros Triantafyllidis
  • First floor interior Design: Stagedesignoffice (Stavros Papayannis )
  • Completion: 2013

Key products

  • Lighting: XAL, iGuzzini
  • Partitions: Knauf plasterboards & Aquapanel
  • Acrylic solid surfaces: Staron
  • Exterior door and window frames: Alumil
  • External wall insulation: Baumit

Key materials

  • Structural frame: concrete
  • Flooring & interior cladding: oak
  • Exterior flooring & cladding: granite

Alaloum Board Game Café in Nea Filadelfia, Athens, Greece by Triopton Architects

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

Article source: Triopton Architects

Alaloum Board Game Cafe is located in Nea Filadelfeia, a suburb in north east of Athens, and addresses board game lovers.

According to Triopton Αrchitects, “the very specific function of board gaming inspires and determines the design concept.”

The café is developed in two levels of total space of 160 sq.m. The concept behind the café is mainly focusing on preserving and enhancing the strict geometries of the structure, thus creating a welcoming, yet subversive environment influenced by the creative imagination and variegation of a board game.

Image Courtesy © Dimitris Kleanthis

  • Architects: Triopton Architects
  • Project: Alaloum Board Game Café
  • Location: Nea Filadelfia, Athens, Greece
  • Photography: Dimitris Kleanthis
  • Design Team: Hysolli Edis, Sergios Eleftherios, Vourliotis Dimitrios
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Project Area: 160 sqm
  • Software Used: Autocad, 3ds Max, Adobe Photoshop

Re-think Athens in Athens, Greece by PROJ3CT

Sunday, April 21st, 2013

Article source: PROJ3CT

Acknowledging the great value of the cultural and architectural heritage that is present all over the site, overlapping time and space in such a meaningful presence, our quest is to create a quiet and cohesive urban environment that would not be over-imposing or disruptive but one that attempts to unify and add structure to the physical frame. From a distance this central zone is very clearly dominated by three major public spaces – the trilogy Syntagma/Panepistimiou Core/Omonia that are linked by a system of large avenues on which Panepistimiou has the greater role. It seems natural that these places should be considered poles of centrality, as they are focus points of historical relevance. Although these spaces are very diverged in terms of functionality and shape, it seems obvious that they are within themselves places of gathering on which all the flows and social expressions are related to.

Image Courtesy © Proj3ct

  • Architects: PROJ3CT
  • Project: Re-think Athens
  • Location: Athens, Greece
  • Photography: PROJ3CT
  • Type : International Competition For Public Space Design
  • Client : Onassis Foundation
  • Gross Area : 5720.000 Sqm
  • Date : 2012
  • Software used: Vectorworks + Cinema 4D

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Regeneration of Athens City Centre in Athens, Greece by OKRA Landscape Architects

Friday, March 8th, 2013

Article source: OKRA Landscape Architects

We are very proud of winning the important international design competition ‘Re-Think Athens’, towards a new city centre, organized in a very professional way by the Onassis foundation. The team of urbanists, architects and landscape architects of OKRA are very enthusiastic to work on implementing our ideas in Athens. The competition proposal is made by OKRA in collaboration with Mixst Urbanisme and Wageningen University, and supported by Studio 75 and Werner Sobek Green technologies. Within the next months the OKRA team will further develop their ideas into an approved design for the central area in the city centre.

Image Courtesy OKRA Landscape Architects

  • Architects: OKRA Landscape Architects
  • Project: Regeneration of Athens City Centre
  • Location: Athens, Greece
  • Client: Onassis Foundation
  • Period: 2013-2015
  • Collaboration with: Mixst stedenbouw, Wageningen Universiteit, Studio 75 en Werner Sobek Green Technologies

Tourkovounia as a Green – Wind Landscape in Athens, Greece by Andreas Demertzis, Ioannis Katsanos, Thanasis Farangas

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

Article source: Andreas Demertzis, Ioannis Katsanos, Thanasis Farangas

The reason for selecting and analyzing this concept was the examination of the area of Athens. The city is characterized by the growth and development of new buildings. Even if those new structures improved the every day life of the residents, the overall effect on the character of the city suffered.
We selected this particular concept because we noticed the negative impact of those urban structures on the landscape of Athens and that the city is “eating away” the landscape. Our intention is to create the opposite effect: for the landscape to merge with the city.

Urban Nalisis - Image Courtesy © Andreas Demertzis, Ioannis Katsanos, Thanasis Farangas

  • Architects: Andreas Demertzis, Ioannis Katsanos, Thanasis Farangas
  • Project: Tourkovounia as a Green – Wind Landscape
  • Location: Athens, Greece
  • Supervisor: Giorgos Haidopoulos
  • Software used: Autodesk autocad, 3d studio max, adobe photoshop cs5

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Cascading U Two-Family Residence in Krioneri, Athens by AREA

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

Article source:  AREA

On a narrow lot with a mildly sloping incline in the northern Athenian suburb of Krioneri, the Cascading U House positions two independent dwellings one on top of the other, for the owners and their daughter.

Image Courtesy Yorgis Yerolymbos

  • Architects: AREA, Architecture Research Athens
    Styliani Daouti, Giorgos Mitroulias, Michaeljohn Raftopoulos
  • Project: Cascading U Two-Family Residence in Krioneri
  • Location: Krioneri, Athens
  • Structural Engineer: Kostas Thanos
  • Mechanical Engineer: Jenny Triantafyllopoulou
  • Photography: Yorgis Yerolymbos
  • Plot Surface Area: 430sqm
  • Built Area: 300sqm
  • Design Phase: 2008-2009
  • Construction Phase: 2009-2012
  • Software used: Autocad 2011
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