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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

Landscapes of Cohabitation in Antiparos, Greece by doxiadis+

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

Article source: doxiadis+

How does one build on the stark beauty of a Cycladic landscape without destroying it? This project seeks an answer to that very question. Placing such a rich development programme on this highly sensitive site necessitates a careful examination of the natural and historic elements which characterise the landscape: the amphitheatrical circle of hills, the seasonal streams, the juniper trees and frigana vegetation, the pezoules (agricultural terraces) and the xerolithies (dry stone walls).

Image Courtesy © Clive Nichols 

  • Architects: doxiadis+
  • Project: Landscapes of Cohabitation
  • Location: Antiparos, Greece
  • Area: 12 Ha
  • Scope: Site Planning, Landscape Architecture
  • Landscape Architects: doxiadis+ (Thomas Doxiadis, Terpsy Kremaly)
  • Client: OLIAROS S.A.
  • Photography: Clive Nichols, Cathy Cunliffe, Thomas Doxiadis
  • Software used: AutoCAD

V’ammos Restaurant in Karaiskaki Stadium, Greece by Lmarchitects

Saturday, December 1st, 2012

Article source: Lmarchitects

The shell that houses the restaurant- Karaiskaki Stadium, which is built over the water, was a benchmark in the design proposal.
The wave of the sea that existed in place is introduced in the design of the space in the form of an optically moving roof element. This element, which is the result of parametric design, dominates the environment and gives identity to the restaurant.

Image Courtesy Studio Paterakis

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


Daphne in Santorini, Greece by 24D-Studio

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

Article source: 24D-Studio

Daphne is a site-specific installation situated within the tunneled stairway that interplays with the notion of concealing and revealing the ancient interior surfaces of the tunnel leading to the peak of Pyrgos. Made entirely of self-supporting paper panels, Daphne creates an enclosure that intervenes the visitors’ perception of the existing conditions as a container of conglomerated memory as the paper panels age and take their shape accordingly to the local condition. The installation is part of Santorini Biennale of Arts that will take place until September 30, 2012.


  • Architects: 24D-Studio
  • Project: Daphne
  • Location: Pyrgos, Santorini, Greece
  • Type: Installation
  • Completion Date: July 2012
  • Materials: Watercolor Paper
  • Light Source: String LED
  • Area: 25 m2 / 82 sf
  • Design: 24° Studio (Fumio Hirakawa + Marina Topunova)
  • Client: Santorini Biennale of Arts Organizing Committee
  • Software used: Rhino 3D and Maya 2012


H2 Residence in Athens, Greece by 314 Architecture Studio

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

Article source: 314 Architecture Studio

This building is located at the suburbs of Athens in the area next to the golf court in Glyfada,  andconsists of three one floor apartments of 250m2 each.

Each apartment has two small and one master bedroom. Inside the building there is an atrium that provides light to secondary areas of the apartments whilealso working as a funnel exit for warm air energy consumption in the summer months.

H2 Residence

  • Architects: 314 Architecture Studio
  • Project: H2 Residence
  • Location: Athens, Greece
  • Total area: 750m2  plot area 1000m2
  • Software used: Autocad and the 3d sketch up with a rendering plug in and the photoshop


L’ovella Negra Bar in Thessalonika, Greece by Alexios Vandoros

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

Article source: Alexios Vandoros

L’ovella Negra

At the streets Syggrou and Valaoritou takes place a new urban transformation of the city of Thessaloniki, Greece. The old small industry shops are converted to coffee-bars, pubs, alternative restaurants…

The area combines the old with the new, the alternative with the common. And, basically, ‘cheap’ entertainment..

A new place was created there, a coffee-bar, in a building that is said to be the oldest in the town of Thessaloniki. It was built at the end of the 19th century, and was the private house of the famous merchant ‘Allatini’, known as such since 1926.

Interior View

  • Architects: Alexios Vandoros – ShAPe Architects (Sandra Kalliagra, Patty Psarrou)
  • Name of project: L’ovella Negra Bar
  • Location: Thessalonika, Greece
  • Completion Date: December 2009
  • Software used: Autocad and 3dsmax


House A+B in Paros, Greece by buerger katsota architects

Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

Article source: buerger katsota architects

The scheme aims at accommodating the different needs of two families on vacation. The single volume of one building is broken into smaller ones, different in height and size, placed freely but in relation to each other resulting into an ensemble. The ensemble is sited upon a solid stone and concrete platform at 80cm above a preserved agricultural field in immediate adjacency to the sea. The site offered dramatic views out to the bay, the sea beyond and the island of Naxos. The ensemble sited within the buildable area designated by the planning laws, looks to exploit the views offered by its location and to orientate all its internal and shaded spaces towards the sea and the spectacular landscape.

Night View (Images Courtesy Dimitris Kalapodas)

  • Architect: buerger katsota architects
  • Project title: House A+B
  • Location: Santa Maria, Paros, Greece
  • Project description: Retreat for two families in the Cyclades
  • Site area: 9,500 m²
  • Total surface area: 430 m²


Thessaloniki Water Transport Piers in Thessaloniki, Greece by Giannikis SHOP

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

Article source: Giannikis SHOP


Floor, Pavilion, Inflated Pneumatic Structure

Four Piers (Eleutheria Square, Megaro, Aretsou, Perea) were designed for the Architecture Competition for the Thessaloniki Water Transport Piers. Each Pier is composed of three elements: the Floor, the Pavilions and the Inflated Pneumatic Structure.

From the water towards the Pier.

  • Architect: Giannikis SHOP
  • Name of Project: Thessaloniki Water Transport Piers
  • Location: Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Team: Stamatios Giannikis (Team Leader), Evi Tsagka, Stelina, Tsifti, Panagiotis Chatzitsakiris, Giorgos Aggelou
  • Organizing Committee: Ministry of Infrastructure, Transport and Networks (Greece)
  • Year: 2011
  • Size: 120m2


Table / Athenes Public Housing in Athens, Greece by Kotaro horiuchi architecture

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

Article source: Kotaro horiuchi architecture

Eating’ is one of the most crucial and basic activities of human existence. Relocation of ‘Eating’ space from interior space to exterior space will result in expanding the activity of ‘communication’ into open communal spaces.  Traditional eating space will be removed from buildings and relocated to shared space called table.

Rendering 01

  • Architect: Kotaro horiuchi architecture
  • Name of Project: Table / Athenes Public Housing
  • Location: Athens, Greece
  • Program: Public housing
  • Plot area: 200 m2
  • Built area: 420 m2


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