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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


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


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


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


Hansen, Mixed Use Building in Athens, Greece by AREA, Architecture Research Athens

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

Article source: AREA, Architecture Research Athens

This project redefines the mixed-use housing typology of the “polykatoikia”, ubiquitous in Greek cities, in one of the most dense urban neighborhoods of Athens’ center, Patissia. An L-shaped plan is dictated by site orientation and adjacent building mass, creating a small garden to the South. The vertical arrangement of different programs, typically integrated behind a uniform facade of duplicate floors, is articulated here as a “sectional” facade: individual floor levels appear to extend different lengths along the street, varying the relationship of closed to open space at each floor. Along the street, the mass of the building is lifted to provide broad visual access to the private garden, and allow room for two vehicles. At each level of the building, an exterior or transparent space \”bridges\” the street to the backyard along the East party line, whereas the most sheltered interior spaces are concentrated along the opposite party line. This results in a double strategy. On the one hand, the careful manipulation of the building code incorporates a pilotis, a pergola and covered outdoor spaces, creating a porous civic facade that subverts the requirement for the building’s mass to continue that of its neighbors. On the other hand, the near-absence of protruding balconies brings the building’s interior closer to the realm of the street.

Building’s main facade, an exterior or transparent space “bridges” the street to the backyard along the East party line, Image Courtesy © Vassilis Makris

  • Architects: AREA, Architecture Research Athens (Styliani Daouti, Giorgos Mitroulias, Michaeljohn Raftopoulos)
  • Project: Hansen, Mixed Use Building in Athens
  • Location: Athens, Greece
  • Photography: Vassilis Makris
  • Software used: Autocad
  • Civil Engineer: Thanos Giannimaras
  • Mechanical Engineer: Panos Kampoukos
  • Landscape Architect: Katerina Gkoltsiou
  • Gross Built Area (square meters or square foot): 401.40sqm
  • Completion Year: 2016


NIKITAS DENTAL CLINIC in Ilioupoli, Greece by Papasotiriou + associates architects

Saturday, October 29th, 2016

Article source: Papasotiriou + associates architects

Nikitas dental clinic located in Ilioupoli, a suburb in Thessaloniki, which name means City of Sun so, the main idea was set up a clinic with strong contrast and intense light. White pure clean surfaces were selected both for furniture and paneling and a strong grey wall is standing between the main public spaces and the utility rooms.

Image Courtesy © Papasotiriou + associates architects

Image Courtesy © Papasotiriou + associates architects

  • Architects: Papasotiriou + associates architects
  • Location: Ilioupoli, Greece
  • Software used: Revit, Sketch up, Rhinoceros and Keyshot
  • Dental equipment: Sinadent
  • Furniture: Almeco
  • Lighting: Petridis
  • Κitchen counter: Cms
  • Construction materials: knauf, isomat
  • Glass / custom doors: Houhoulidakis
  • Tiles: Zartaloudis


Andronikos Hotel in Santorini, Greece by KLab architecture

Friday, September 30th, 2016

Article source: KLab architecture

After a successful collaboration for Andronikos hotel in Mykonos, KLab architecture and Andronikos hotels joined forces again for a new hotel in Santorini. A large house from the 70’s, located in Imerovigli Santorini, of three floors was rethought as 6 suites hotel. Above the volcano caldera and the famous rock “skaros” KLab architecture changed throughout the existing building to accommodate the needs of the new hotel. 6 large suites and a sky bar on the terrace were conceived as a modern interpretation of the cave like vernacular houses of Santorini. New vaults and arches and curvaceous edges recreate the unique aura of traditional houses.

Image Courtesy © Akis Paraskevopoulos

Image Courtesy © Akis Paraskevopoulos


  • Architects: KLab architecture
  • Project: Andronikos Hotel
  • Location: Santorini, Greece
  • Photography: Akis Paraskevopoulos
  • Principal architect: Konstantinos Labrinopoulos
  • Project architect: Veronika Vasileiou
  • Employer: Andronikos Hotel
  • Plot Surface: 350 m2
  • Building: 350 m2
  • Design: 2016
  • Construction: 2016


Passaggio Coffee/Bar/Restaurant in Athens,Greece by RC Group

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

Article source: RC Group

For the Passaggio project our firm had to design a cocktail restaurant, which would be completely different from what we usually encounter. The clients requested a truly innovative and out of the box design, that would bring together elements of nature whilst achieving perfect harmony between the natural elements and the crowded metropolis.

Image Courtesy © George Fakaros

Image Courtesy © George Fakaros

  • Architects: RC Group
  • Project: Passaggio Coffee/Bar/Restaurant
  • Location: Athens,Greece
  • Photography: George Fakaros
  • Software used: Archicad
  • Year: 2016


Tesoro Blu Hotel + Spa in Kefalonia, Greece by K-DIVISION ARCHITECTURE (Mike Kraounakis), WoArchitects and bdg architects

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016


Tesoro Blu Hotel + Spa, a 4 * category, is the latest venture of modern hotel architecture and design in the Ionian region. It consists of 89 rooms and 4 suites with a total capacity of 200 beds. The hotel is built in the most idyllic part of Kefalonia, on the southeastern tip named “Skala”, on a seaside plot, surrounded by wild, dense slopes.

Image Courtesy © Vaggelis Paterakis

Image Courtesy © Vaggelis Paterakis

  • Architects: K-DIVISION ARCHITECTURE (Mike Kraounakis), WoArchitects and bdg architects
  • Project: Tesoro Blu Hotel + Spa
  • Location: Skala Beach/Kefalonia, Greece
  • Photography: Vaggelis Paterakis
  • Owner: P. Pagoulatos
  • Structural Engineering: Antreas Aikaterinis, Antonis Takasis
  • Services Engineering: A & G Tzouganatos & Co
  • Lighting Design: CPLD Lighting Design
  • Landscape Design: Maggie Papadatou
  • Plot Area: 23.281,00 m2
  • Building Area: 4.642,03 m2
  • Design Year: 2007-2009
  • Construction Year: 2009-2011


Villa Melana in Tyros, Greece by S2PiA Architects and 02 Architecture & Mech. Engineering

Friday, July 22nd, 2016

Article source: S2PiA architects

The short story

The project was awarded to us by a family leaving in Athens keen on a new country house in the Arcadian Landscape.

Design started mid-2012 and work on site was completed at the end of 2014.

The program

It all started as a simple snapshot; At a very steep site with clear view towards the sea a holiday retreat protects its inhabitants from the sun heat and the strong winds while soothing the senses under the moonlight.

We have placed the building at the only available naturally formed plateau of the site in order to avoid unnecessary groundworks that could spoil the relief.

Image Courtesy © Erieta Attali

Image Courtesy © Erieta Attali

  • Architects: S2PiA Architects (Panagiotis Papassotiriou) and 02 Architecture & Mech. Engineering (Valia Foufa)
  • Project: Villa Melana
  • Location: Pera Melana, Tyros, Greece
  • Photography: Erieta Attali, Pygmalion Karatzas
  • Consultants:
    • Kratimenos Antonis _ Civil Eng.
    • Kabilis Nikos _ Mechanical Eng.
    • Bokolas Dimitrios_ Koulos Evangelos _ Topographical Survey
    • Taraviras George _ Civil Eng. _ Consultant
  • Site Area: 6.085 m2
  • Total Gross Surface Area: 205 τ.μ (158 τ.μ Main House + 47 τ.μ Ancillary Spaces)
  • Design Date: 2012
  • Completion Date: 2014


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