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Live on the Edge with OPA's Casa Brutale

In our article for this cliff-hanging project by Modscape published last year, we said that all it really needed was James Bond and an invisible Aston Martin in the garage. Well, the images presented by OPA (Open Platform for Architecture) for their new project offer us James Bond and a (sadly visible) Ferrari. Perhaps it's not quite what we expected, but either way it's a big step forward for the super-villains lair market: Casa Brutale gives us wall-to-wall water and concrete set into cliffs above the Aegean Sea in what OPA promises will be a literally ground-breaking development.

© OPA Works © OPA Works © OPA Works © OPA Works

Villa Melana / Valia Foufa + Panagiotis Papassotiriou

© Erieta Attali © Pygmalion Karatzas © Pygmalion Karatzas © Pygmalion Karatzas

Notre Ntam' Lesvos Residences / Z-level

  • Architects: Z-level
  • Location: Agios Fokas, Greece
  • Architect In Charge: Elena Zervoudakis
  • Design Team: Aggelos Aggelou, Polyxeni Papamihelaki
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Yiorgis Yerolybos

© Yiorgis Yerolybos © Yiorgis Yerolybos © Yiorgis Yerolybos © Yiorgis Yerolybos

Summer House in Syros / block722

  • Architects: block722
  • Location: Syros, Greece
  • Architects In Charge: Sotiris Tsergas & Katja Margaritoglou
  • Design Team: Dora Felekou, Anna Perela
  • Interior Design: Katja Margaritoglou
  • Structural Engineer: Isidoros Rossolatos
  • Area: 201.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Ioanna Roufopoulou, Erieta Attali

© Erieta Attali © Ioanna Roufopoulou © Ioanna Roufopoulou © Ioanna Roufopoulou

Two Floor Addition In Existing Building In Papagou / Nelly Marda

  • Architects: Nelly Marda
  • Location: Papagou, Greece
  • Area: 550.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Erietta Attali

© Erietta Attali © Erietta Attali © Erietta Attali © Erietta Attali

Conversion of Doxiadis Office Building-ATI to Apartment Building / Divercity

© Fernando Guerra
© Fernando Guerra
  • Architects: Divercity
  • Location: Athens, Greece
  • Architect In Charge: Nikolas Travasaros, Christina Achtypi
  • Design Team: Nikolas Travasaros, Christina Achtypi, Dimitris Travasaros, Demetra Karabelia, Dimosthenis Lappas, Angelina Manitsa, Marios Triantafyllou
  • Area: 1709.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Fernando Guerra, Nikos Daniilidis, Constantinos A.Doxiadis Archives@ Constantinos & Emma Doxiadis Foundation, Courtesy of Divercity

© Fernando Guerra © Fernando Guerra © Fernando Guerra © Nikos Daniilidis

Tsabikos Petras Wins First Prize for Greek Archaeology Museum Proposal

The first prize winner of a Greek design competition in Greece, which challenged participants to redesign an existing structure into an archaeological museum, this proposal by Tsabikos Petras Architectural Studio examines both the reintroduction of green areas into the city and relationship among city, sea, and coast. The scheme follows the lead of a north-south and east-west axis which present a pedestrian connection between the museum and a public square, and an archaeological site with a second public square, respectively.

Main entrance. Image Courtesy of  Tsabikos Petras Architectural Studio View toward the cultural coast. Image Courtesy of  Tsabikos Petras Architectural Studio View from interior atrium. Image Courtesy of  Tsabikos Petras Architectural Studio View from exhibition area. Image Courtesy of  Tsabikos Petras Architectural Studio

Pxathens - Six Thresholds / Buerger Katsota Architects

  • Architects: Buerger Katsota Architects
  • Location: Athens, Greece
  • Design Team: Stephan Buerger, Demetra Katsota, Stephanos Conidaris, Flavian Lekkas, Francisco Serodio, Mladen Stamenic
  • Consultants: Panagiotis Panagotopoulos (structural engineers), TETRAS AE (m/e engineers), Greenways (landscape architects) L+DG (lighting architects)
  • Area: 840.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Yiorgis Yerolymbos

© Yiorgis Yerolymbos © Yiorgis Yerolymbos © Yiorgis Yerolymbos © Yiorgis Yerolymbos

AI sport / Leaf Architects Studio

  • Architects: Leaf Architects Studio
  • Location: Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Architect In Charge: Theodoros Gazotzis
  • Collaborators: Pavlos Tsemperlidis
  • Area: 106.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Leaf Architects Studio

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Apartment Building in Deinokratous Street, Athens / Giorgos Aggelis

The apartment building lies on a sloping site that faces onto three streets and is comprised of 5 stories with apartments, a pilotis and 4 underground levels ― 1900m².

Two Family Vacation House / MOB architects

  • Architects: MOB architects
  • Location: Avlaki, Porto Rafti 190 03, Greece
  • Area: 280.0 sqm
  • Photographs: N. Daniilidis

© N. Daniilidis © N. Daniilidis © N. Daniilidis © N. Daniilidis

Residence in Megara / Tense Architecture Network

The house is a frugal yet decisive answer to the need of a family shelter in the midst of a rather recluse site. It is articulated through the creation of two interior courtyards, while the interconnection of its open and closed spaces is served by two juxtaposed corridors -a glass roofed and an open-air one. Its courtyards and living spaces remain inscribed in an austere, yet perforated triangle. Two of its trapezoid, inclined sides retain a deliberate protective massiveness while the third, rectilinear one opens up to the magnetic view of the opposite mountain.

Ktima House / Camilo Rebelo + Susana Martins

  • Architects: Camilo Rebelo + Susana Martins
  • Location: Antiparos, Greece
  • Area: 950.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Claudio Reis

© Claudio Reis © Claudio Reis © Claudio Reis © Claudio Reis

48 Urban Garden / AK-A

  • Architects: AK-A
  • Location: Athens, Greece
  • Architects In Charge: Katerina Apostolou, Minna Colakis
  • Mechanical Engineer: Dimitris Dionyssiotis
  • Area: 190.0 sqm
  • Photographs: Nikos Alexopoulos

© Nikos Alexopoulos © Nikos Alexopoulos © Nikos Alexopoulos © Nikos Alexopoulos

Deltarchi | Dragonas Christopoulou Architects Design Urban Hut for Athens

Curated by Apostolis Artinos, the exhibit "The Minimum Structure" features a design for an urban hut by deltarchi | dragonas christopoulou architects. Citing the mid-19th century desire to escape the city, manifest in examples such as Martin Heidegger's hütte, Le Corbusier's cabanon and Michelangelo Antonioni’s “L’avventura,” the firm has designed a structure to provide a spare space for meditation and peace among Athenian rooftops.

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Astor Hellas HQ / MALVI

  • Architects: MALVI
  • Location: Pylaia, Greece
  • Area: 400.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Giorgio Papadopoulos

© Giorgio Papadopoulos © Giorgio Papadopoulos © Giorgio Papadopoulos © Giorgio Papadopoulos

Visitors Center of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center / Agis Mourelatos + Spiros Yiotakis

  • Architects: Agis Mourelatos, Spiros Yiotakis
  • Location: Athens, Greece
  • Architectural Design: Agis Mourelatos, Spiros Yiotakis
  • Architectural Consultants: Betaplan
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Yorgis Yerolymbos – SNFCC SA

© Yorgis Yerolymbos – SNFCC SA © Yorgis Yerolymbos – SNFCC SA © Yorgis Yerolymbos – SNFCC SA © Yorgis Yerolymbos – SNFCC SA