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The Wedge House in Athens, Greece by schema architecture & engineering

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

Article source: Schema Architecture & Engineering

The Wedge house is a custom-built single family home located in the northern suburbs of Athens, in the mountainous and full of pine trees area of Penteli, named Drafi. The site is quite distinctive and has many challenging features. The main complexity is the steep terrain with an almost 20-meter-height-difference from one side of the site to the other. The virtually vertical cliffs on both edges made access very difficult, so when a mild inclined surface appeared in the middle of the site it was quite inevitable that the house would be situated there.

Image Courtesy © Nikos Alexopoulos

  • Architects: Schema Architecture & Engineering
  • Project: The Wedge House
  • Location: Drafi, Athens, Greece
  • Photography: Nikos Alexopoulos, Marianna Athanasiadou
  • Design Team: George Iliadis Zoe Roussou (Interior)
  • Structural Engineer: Christos Stavrogiannis
  • Mechanical Engineer: Antonis Togkas
  • Area: 350 m2
  • Year: 2017

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C_29 / Optimist in Greece, Balkans by 314 Architecture Studio

Sunday, July 23rd, 2017

Article source: 314 Architecture Studio

The optical shop C_29 / ’Optimist’, is an interwar listed building of a total surface 90m2 and is located in the centre of Chalkida. The space is airy and expands along the central market and the back courtyard / patio which is formed in the core of the building. The building itself is a composite construction with the ground floor being made of bearing masonry and the two floors of reinforced concrete bearer and filling brickwork. The main design aspect was the creation of a gradient technique in the texture of materiality in order to emphasize the reflection and the absorbance of light. This gradient tool continues to exist and plays a significant role even to the choice of materials, resulting in their sound existence or their theoretical absence in the formed space. Some utilitarian objects are transformed into prismatic sculptures. The courtyard space is defined by an imaginary cube. What is more is that the plan does not allow visual contact to the courtyard and the shop. Therefore,  there is formed a wall at an angle of 45 degrees in the intermediate space fully covered by mirror , which results in visual continuity between the two spaces.

Image Courtesy © Panagiotis Voumvakis

  • Architects: 314 Architecture Studio
  • Project: C_29 / Optimist
  • Location: Chalkida, Euboea island, Greece, Balkans, Europe
  • Photography: Panagiotis Voumvakis
  • Software used: SketchUp, Photoshop
  • Design team: Pavlos Chatziangelidis, Giota Chala, Theodora Papadopoulou, Stelios Dilintas, Andrea Bratu, Karolina Balionyte, Angeliki Kokkosi, Maria Nikolousi, Elvin Demiri
  • Construction: SUCH
  • Year: 2015

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Plastic surgery practice in Rhodes, Greece by dARCHstudio

Friday, June 30th, 2017

Article source: dARCHstudio 

Since September 2015, the plastic surgery practice is located on the first floor of a class listed building, dating back to 1912, in the centre of Rhodes. Aiming to preserve and emphasize the new from within the old, the interior space was renovated with subtlety to be transformed into a contemporary, functional medical practice with all the necessary equipment but without losing its charm Italian-architecture characteristics. The practice is bisected by a wide airy corridor that houses the reception and lounge area, and ends in a sunny balcony at one end. From it branch the entrance, two offices, an operating room, a kitchen and a bathroom. The white color of the walls radiates a sense of cleanliness and sterility while simultaneously it stands in contrast to the colorful variety and the geometric patterns of the old floor tiles. A smooth and uniform cement mortar layer fills the voids of the floor, where the tiles are missing. All the furniture and the lighting, except for the office desks and chairs, is custom-made by the studio. The design of the furniture is inspired by the human anatomy, as well as by the important (for both architecture and plastic surgery) meaning of “section-incision”.

Image Courtesy © Evangelos Hatzikelis

  • Architects: dARCHstudio
  • Project: Plastic surgery practice
  • Location: 44 Ionos Dragoumi str, Rhodes, Greece
  • Photography: Evangelos Hatzikelis
  • Client: Vassilios Papageorgiou
  • Design: Elina Drossou
  • Project Magement: Elina Drossou
  • Program: 100 sqm, medical practice
  • Date Of Completion: September 2015
  • Status: Completed

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FamilYar in Kokkoni, Greece by Workshop by Dionisis Sotovikis

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

Article source: Workshop by Dionisis Sotovikis

The plot of land of this residence is located just outside the village Kokkoni in the precinct of Korinthia and is part of an endless orangery. Thus the building was placed in the center of this land so that one can see the orange trees from everywhere.

Image Courtesy © DIMITRIS BENETOS, GEORGE MESSARITAKIS

  • Architects: Workshop by Dionisis Sotovikis
  • Project: familYar
  • Location: Kokkoni, Greece
  • Photography: : DIMITRIS BENETOS, GEORGE MESSARITAKIS
  • Surface Area: 200 m2
  • Design phase: 2006
  • Building phase: 2008

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The Olive Tree house in Halkidiki, Greece by Eva Sopeoglou | architecture

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

Article source: Eva Sopeoglou | architecture 

The client brief for this small summer house located in Halkidiki, Greece called for a low-maintenance weekend home located on a pristine olive grove hill overlooking the sea, and beyond towards the famous monasteries of Mount Athos.

Image Courtesy © Mariana Bisti

  • Architects: Eva Sopeoglou | architecture
  • Project: The Olive Tree house
  • Location: Halkidiki, Greece
  • Photography: Mariana Bisti
  • Software used: Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, Autodesk Autocad
  • The fabrication was carried out at METALSO Sheet Metal Design, a fabricator in Greece
  • The CNC technology and machines were provided by TRUMPF

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Maragkos Pharmacy in Athens, Greece by KDI Contract

Friday, June 16th, 2017

Article source: KDI Contract

KDI CONTRACT was commissioned to renovate Maragkos Pharmacy, a long-standing pharmacy located in the heart of Athens, in order to enhance its image and promote its brand name. The project involved the total reconstruction of the pharmacy’s façade and the re-design of the interior so as to create a modern, elegant and welcoming pharmacy for customers of all ages.

Image Courtesy © Giannis Gianelos

  • Architects: KDI Contract
  • Project: Maragkos Pharmacy
  • Location: Athens, Greece
  • Photography: Giannis Gianelos
  • Collaborating Architects: Anna Giannakopoulou – TWO ARCHITECTS DESIGN
  • Project Team: Dimitris Konstantinidis, Argyri Margariti
  • Construction: KDI Contract
  • Year: 2016

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POLYTOPO / Apartment renovation strategy in Athens, Greece by Z-level

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

Article source: Z-level

POLYTOPO is a low-cost intervention proposal to the interior of “polykatoikia” apartments in Greece, based on a new construction system aiming at upgrading devalued properties.

Image Courtesy © Charalampos Louizidis

  • Architects: Z-level
  • Project: POLYTOPO / Apartment renovation strategy
  • Location: Athens, Greece
  • Photography: Charalampos Louizidis
  • Gross Built Area (square meters or square foot): 60 sq.m.
  • Completion Year: 2016

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Residence in Herakleon, Greece by Tense Architecture Network

Saturday, April 1st, 2017

Article source: Tense Architecture Network 

The location, on a small hill, is privileged. The longitudinal field is open to the south and the view of mountain Youhtas. How can a linear residence deal with the intense cretan light? The house necessarily unfolds along the south side, the side of the sun: through a double curvature the building is bend by the power of the sun’s path from east to west.

Image Courtesy © Petros Perakis

  • Architects: Tense Architecture Network
  • Project: Residence in Herakleon
  • Location: Herakleon, Crete, Greece
  • Photography: Petros Perakis
  • Project team: Tilemachos Andrianopoulos, Kostas Mavros
  • Collaborating architects: Thanos Bampanelos, Grigoris Stavridakis
  • Structural Design: Athanasios Kontizas
  • Building technology: Arvanitis Spiros

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Residence in Sikamino, Greece by Tense Architecture Network

Friday, March 31st, 2017

Article source: Tense Architecture Network 

The field is elongated, rural, planted with olive trees. The land is dominant. –How could a residence rise out of the ground, how could it be confined to a roof? The residence is its roof. A 60 meters long one. While approaching the plot, it can be perceived as a slightly elevated strip of earthy crust in front of the distant mountains of Euboea. It can be walked on. The roof is born from and returns back to the ground; it is planted likewise: helichrysum, drosanthemum, lavender, gauras, thyme. The roof’s shape is rhomboid and the living space is hosted under its central, maximum width area, while the sleeping quarters occupy the edges.

Image Courtesy © Filippo Poli

  • Architects: Tense Architecture Network
  • Project: Residence in Sikamino
  • Location: Sikamino, Greece
  • Photography: Filippo Poli 
  • Project team: Tilemachos Andrianopoulos, Kostas Mavros
  • Collaborating architect: Thanos Bampanelos

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H_3 House in Athens, Greece by 314 Architecture Studio

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Article source: 314 Architecture Studio 

Located on a plot of 7000m2 the total area of the house is 1000m2.

The house was designed to give a sense of contact with the the water element inspired by the owners love for yachts. The contact of the house and the artificial ponds that surround it, create a cooling sensation.

Image Courtesy © 314 Architecture Studio

  • Architects: 314 Architecture Studio
  • Project: H_3 House
  • Location: Eastern suburb, Athens, Greece
  • Software used: SketchUp, V-Ray, physical model, Autocad,
  • Year of completion: 2013

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