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Block 0704 / Simpraxis

  • Architects: Simpraxis
  • Location: Cyprus
  • Architect In Charge: Marios Christodoulides, Christos Christodoulou
  • Design Team: Christos Pasadakis, Maria Karydou
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Marios Christodoulides

© Marios Christodoulides © Marios Christodoulides © Marios Christodoulides © Marios Christodoulides

Prodromos and Desi Residence / Vardastudio Architects & Designers

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George Michael Residence / Vardastudio Architects & Designers

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Leventis Art Gallery / Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios

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Venice Biennale 2014: “Anatomy of the Wallpaper” to Present Layered History of Cyprus’ Capital

Cyprus has been shaped by a tumultuous history. Power struggles between invaders, conquerors and colonial powers have all left indelible marks on the landscape, much of which can be witnessed in the island’s capital of Nicosia. 

Uncovering this history, the curators of Cyprus’ fifth participation at the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale will expose the island’s layered past and the story of Nicosia in allegory form with the exhibition Anatomy of the Wallpaper. 

Learn more and read Cyprus’ full curatorial statement, after the break...

Fameline Properties / Vardastudio Architects and Designers

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Serafides House / VARDAstudio

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Electricity Authority of Cyprus / Eraclis Papachristou Architects

  • Architects: Eraclis Papachristou Architects
  • Location: Paphos, Cyprus
  • Project Team: Eraclis Papachristou, Panayiotis Panayi, Yiannos Tsiolis, Panayiota Pieri, Joanna Theodosiou, Demetris Savva, Elia Ioannou
  • Area: 6201.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Erieta Attali

© Erieta Attali © Erieta Attali © Erieta Attali © Erieta Attali

Urban Park of Palouriotissa Third Prize Winning Proposal / Groundlab + Clara Oloriz

View of Environmental Centre / Open Cinema © Groundlab
View of Environmental Centre / Open Cinema © Groundlab

The concept of the park is based on the existing and traditional terraces of Cyprus and, more specifically, Latsia. These terraces not only allow for the management of the slope and water but link the project’s programme, as an environmental centre, to its spatial design. By consolidating the existing terraces, which define the park’s configuration, the terraces generate an intrinsic spatial relation between the park activities, the landscape and the views. Moreover, the terraces have been designed so a minimum amount of earth will be moved and so people with reduced mobility will have easy accessibility.

Urban Park of Palouriotissa Second Prize Winning Proposal / ECONOMOU + Georgios Artopoulos

In an effort to achieve a more holistic development of Latsia, the participation of socially active, culturally motivated and eager to learn citizens is necessary. Therefore, this second prize winning proposal by ECONOMOU Architects & Engineers + Georgios Artopoulos was designed to accommodate and create spatially organized activities and lived experiences, in order to host actions of collective learning and creative occupations relevant to the local natural resources, always aiming for the generation of a new, shared identity of Latsia. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Loukas Residence / Vardastudio Architects & Designers

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Proton / Constantinos Kalisperas Architectural Studio

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Flashback: Maria’s Residence / Vardastudio Architects & Designers

© Pambis Iakovou
© Pambis Iakovou

© Pambis Iakovou © Pambis Iakovou © Pambis Iakovou © Pambis Iakovou

Peter's House / Vardastudio Architects & Designers

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House 0405 / Simpraxis Architects

  • Architects: Simpraxis Architects
  • Location: Nicosia, Cyprus
  • Architect In Charge: Marios Christodoulides, Christos Christodoulou
  • Design Team: Christos Pasadakis, Maria Karydou, Stelios Zenieris, Stella Parpa
  • Construction: Nicodemou & Gavrias
  • Structural Engineer: Platonas Stylianou
  • Mechanical Engineer: Kikis Hadjifrangiskou
  • Electrical Engineer: Loukianos Raftis
  • Lighting Consultant: Dakis Sevastides
  • Area: 1,456 sqm
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Simpraxis Architects

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