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Black Drop in Kavala, Greece by Ark4lab of architecture

Friday, February 2nd, 2018

Article source: Ark4lab of architecture 

In the center of Kavala , a city located in the northern Greece, you can have an alternative coffee break. Black drop is a coffee shop where coffee is treated more like an experience , an urban act . A stand built of mosaic becomes an interactive space for informing and exchanging views on the art of coffee. Materials such as Copper, terrazzo , exposed concrete , old wood surfaces , rusted walls gives you the sence that you are a part of a laboratory where you can act and react .

Image Courtesy © Nikos Vavdinoudis-Christos Dimitriou

  • Architects: Ark4lab of architecture
  • Project: Black Drop
  • Location: Kassandrou str. Kavala, Greece
  • Photography: Nikos Vavdinoudis-Christos Dimitriou
  • Team: Giorgos Tyrothoulakis Evdokia Voudouri
  • Graphic design: Kuki Design Studio
  • Year: 2017

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Diopter residence in Attiki, Greece by panos.nikolaidis.design

Monday, January 15th, 2018

Article source: panos.nikolaidis.design

Designed to assure the privacy of its residents, this house could be described as a bunker, massive, imposing and seclusive. A child, though, would say that it is nothing other than the head of a robot! Depending on the background of each individual, it encompasses different meanings. Actually most locals consider it unpleasant to say the least! It’s just a matter of perspective.

Image Courtesy © panos.nikolaidis.design

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Sterna Residence I in Nisyros, Greece by Sterna

Wednesday, December 27th, 2017

Article source: Sterna

In a unique location within the medieval castle of Emporeios in the island of Nisyros comes Sterna Nisyros Residences. A new proposal fit for all lovers of eclectic residence, aesthetics and art. For everyone who wishes to spend his holiday in a quiet island of long history, which encourages introspection and strongly resists the intense commercialization and mass tourism.

Image Courtesy © Panos Kokkinias

  • Architects: Sterna
  • Project: Sterna Residence
  • Location: Castle of Emporeios, Nisyros, Greece
  • Photography: Panos Kokkinias
  • Client: Greg Haji Joannides
  • Design team: Giorgos Tsironis, Greg Haji Joannides
  • GFA: 128sqm
  • Design: 2013
  • Completion year: June 2014

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Nikoloudi Gallery Pharmacy in Athens, Greece by KDI CONTRACT

Friday, November 24th, 2017

Article source: KDI CONTRACT

KDI CONTRACT designed a new pharmacy located at the historic Nikoloudi Gallery in Panepistimiou Street, in the heart of Athens. The gallery was initially designed by the architect Alexandros Nikoloudis, in the late 19th century, based on similar arcades existing in other cities of Europe at the time. It has been characterized, by the Greek Ministry of Culture, as an historical monument and an architectural work of art with remarkable composition, function and typology, of the few remaining from the interwar era.

Image Courtesy © Giannis Giannelos

  • Architects: KDI CONTRACT
  • Project: Nikoloudi Gallery Pharmacy
  • Location: Athens, Greece
  • Photography: Giannis Giannelos
  • Project Designer: Argyri Margariti
  • Project Management Team: Dimitris Konstantinidis, Yiannis Kourtalis
  • Year: 2017

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Chapel Mykonos in Greece by Dimitrios Tsigos – Omniview

Monday, September 25th, 2017

Article source: Dimitrios Tsigos – Omniview

The interior design that converted legendary Zorbas Bar to Chapel is part of our strategy to return to our #CycladicRoots. This has to do with giving back to the Cycladic interior and exterior spaces the elementary, indigenous qualities that have been eliminated in the past 40 years in the name of modernity.

Arcs have been traditionally employed in the Cyclades to generate enclosure when there was no concrete. Double arched roofs, a 3d geometry that is defined by arcs in various directions, are the only way to make a building when all you have is stones. The interior space feeling of a double arched roof is remarkable, and it is closely interwoven with Cycladic churches are chapels.

Image Courtesy © Dimitrios Tsigos – Omniview

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Rocksplit House in Cyclades, Greece by Cometa Architects

Monday, September 4th, 2017

Article source: Cometa Architects

The steep ground and the plot’s narrow dimensions determine the pronounced and gradient form of the building which rises from the mountain and over the valley of Poisses, to finally balance itself with the surrounding traditional dwellings and the natural context.

Image Courtesy © Dimitris Kleanthis

  • Architects: Cometa Architects
  • Project: Rocksplit House
  • Location: Cyclades, Greece
  • Photography: Dimitris Kleanthis
  • Client: Private
  • Team: Faidra Matziaraki & Victor Gonzalez Marti Betty Tsaousi, Olga Balaoura, Laura Mascuñan, Denisse Gómez Casco
  • Partner Architect: Betty Tsaousi
  • Structural Engineer Nikos Zoulamopoulos
  • Meachanical engineer: Eustratios Komis
  • Construction realisation:  Zoulamopoulos Construction Company
  • Structural Design: Vasilios Vakis
  • Supervision: Faidra Matziaraki

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ekies All senses resort redesign in Greece, Balkans by CTRLZAK Studio

Sunday, August 27th, 2017

Article source: CTRLZAK Studio 

TRLZAK studio was asked by ekies All senses resort to give a deeper meaning to the hotel’s identity. Inspired by Chalkidiki’s special ecosystem, where rounded stone volumes and pine trees are in direct contact with the sea, CTRLZAK studio developed creative solutions that underline nature’s presence and invite visitors to reflect on their relationship with it. The typical Mediterranean Pine tree (Pinus Pinea), which is found in the region, was the archetype of the project. Starting from the lower parts of the Pine tree, the roots are translated into various paths leading visitors gradually towards the sea shore and eventually branching inside the sea itself. Going higher up the tree-trunk, one finds the tinder fungus (Fomes fomentarius), an umbrella-shaped fungal species, that inspired us for the new shade coverings of the lounge area. The pine needles themselves become protagonists of the resort functioning as dividers and coverings taking the shape of articulate patterns that evolve in the restaurants, bar and in particular the Treehouse itself. Inside the tree’s branches though, there are also parasitic organisms such as the Pine Processionary (Thaumetopoea pityocampa) whose larvae form silk-like nests and constitute the inspiration for the ‘cocoon’ that wraps around the gourmet restaurant of the Treehouse. A seemingly negative connotation that creates yet a scenic setting hopefully making people reflect on their role within such a context while providing a unique gourmet experience, admiring the sea from within the tree’s embrace. The studio’s intention with the above metaphor and other related elements within the project is to underline, in a symbolic way, the transition of the visitor’s role from parasitic to symbiotic creating a harmonic relationship between humans and nature.

Image Courtesy © CTRLZAK Studio

  • Architects: CTRLZAK Studio
  • Project: ekies All senses resort redesign
  • Location: Greece, Balkans
  • Software used: Rhino, Autocad, Illustrator, Photoshop

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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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