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Kavouri Residences / Kokkinou-Kourkoulas Architects

00:00 - 17 January, 2013
© George Fakaros
© George Fakaros
  • Architects

  • Location

    Athens, Greece
  • Category

  • Architect in Charge

    Maria Kokkinou, Andreas Kourkoulas
  • Collaborators

    Artemis Halari, Eleni Theodorou, Stratos Vasileiou, George Nikopoulos, Tassos Ringas, Marianna Athanasiadou, Katerina Kourkoula
  • Structural Engineer

    Andreas Mitsopoulos
  • Area

    1600.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2006
  • Photographs

© Erieta Attali © George Fakaros © George Fakaros © George Fakaros + 47

Faliro Pier Competition Entry / Ksestudio

23:00 - 16 November, 2012
© Huy Dao
© Huy Dao

With the challenge of creating a new landmark on a floating platform, the ‘U-Topos’ proposal for the Faliro pier competition proposes a constructed “place”, a new “Land-” and a new “-mark”. Designed by Ksestudio, in an attempt to optimize climatic conditions, views and generate events, while developing an iconic identity, their project bends the given square platform to a “U” shape. The design is essentially a shell, an empty vessel, that frames the view towards the city and the sea, while signifying a gate, as small boats are allowed to park at the perimeter of the platform. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Single Family House in Kifisia / Spacelab Architects

01:00 - 10 November, 2012
Single Family House in Kifisia / Spacelab Architects, © Vaggelis Paterakis
© Vaggelis Paterakis

© Vaggelis Paterakis © Vaggelis Paterakis © Vaggelis Paterakis © Vaggelis Paterakis + 28

  • Architects

  • Location

    Athens, Greece
  • Category

  • Structural Engineer

    Thodoros Hainis
  • Mechanical Engineer

    Vanggelis Kozoronis
  • Constructor

    technikiapopsi, Thodoros Hainis
  • Area

    190.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

Psychiko House / Divercity

15:00 - 17 October, 2012
Psychiko House / Divercity, © Erieta Attali
© Erieta Attali

© Erieta Attali © Erieta Attali © Erieta Attali © Erieta Attali + 21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Athens, Greece
  • Category

  • Project Architect

    Nikolas Travasaros
  • Interior Space Consultant

    Sophia Vantaraki
  • Landscape Architect

    H. Pangalou & Associates
  • Lighting Designer

    Alkestie Skarlatou
  • Industrial design consultant

    Manos Vordonarakis
  • Area

    600.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

Venice Biennale 2012: Greek Pavilion

19:00 - 23 August, 2012
Point Supreme Architects, Athens as an island.
Point Supreme Architects, Athens as an island.

The Greek pavilion for the 2012 Venice Biennale will focus on the particular dynamics of Athens during a period of economic meltdown by addressing the deterioration of Athenian urban space, plummeting standards of living, and the need to redefine the priorities of architectural design. Architects and creative groups have already begun to shape a new “common ground” within Athens. With the exhibition “Made in Athens”, the Greek pavilion aims highlight these positive forces emerging during this crucial present moment in an effort to foreshadow a better future for the city and its architecture.

Continue after the break to learn more about “Made in Athens”.

Cascading U Two-Family Residence / AREA

00:00 - 17 July, 2012
Cascading U Two-Family Residence / AREA, © Yorgis Yerolymbos
© Yorgis Yerolymbos

© Yorgis Yerolymbos © Yorgis Yerolymbos © Yorgis Yerolymbos © Yorgis Yerolymbos + 8

  • Architects

  • Location

    Athens, Greece
  • Category

  • Architect in Charge

    Styliani Daouti, Giorgos Mitroulias, Michaeljohn Raftopoulos
  • Structural Engineer

    Kostas Thanos
  • Mechanical Engineer

    Jenny Triantafyllopoulou
  • Area

    430.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

Appartment in Makrygianni / Hiboux ARCHITECTURE

00:00 - 20 June, 2012
Appartment in Makrygianni / Hiboux ARCHITECTURE, Courtesy of Hiboux ARCHITECTURE
Courtesy of Hiboux ARCHITECTURE

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Makrygianni District, Athens, Greece
  • Category

  • Architect

    Hiboux ARCHITECTURE - Dimitris Theodoropoulos, Marianna Xyntaraki, Maria Tsigara
  • Area

    140.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2011

H2 / 314 Architecture Studio

00:00 - 2 June, 2012
H2 / 314 Architecture Studio, Courtesy of 314 Architecture Studio
Courtesy of 314 Architecture Studio

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The House Box In Koukaki / Sofia Tsiraki

00:00 - 4 May, 2012
The House Box In Koukaki / Sofia Tsiraki

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Athens, Greece
  • Category

  • Architect in Charge

    Sofia Tsiraki
  • Structural Engineers

    Kostas Poluxronopoulos (Xroneas-Pagonis-Kinatos)
  • Mechanical Engineers

    George Christofilis
  • Consultant

    Tassos Biris
  • Area

    250.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2011

Urban Cubes / KLab

00:00 - 16 April, 2012
Urban Cubes / KLab, © B. Louizidis
© B. Louizidis

© B. Louizidis © B. Louizidis © B. Louizidis © B. Louizidis + 24

  • Architects

  • Location

    Pagkrati, Athina 116 35, Greece
  • Category

  • Architect

    KLab architecture, Konstantinos Labrinopoulos
  • Design Team

    Konstantinos Labrinopoulos, Enrique Ramirez, Kostis Anagnostakis
  • Plot Size

    285 sqm
  • Area

    1200.0 m2
  • Photographs

Offices and Showroom of a Fabric Company / Kalliope Kontozoglou

00:00 - 21 March, 2012
Offices and Showroom of a Fabric Company / Kalliope Kontozoglou, © Henriette Attali
© Henriette Attali

© Henriette Attali © Henriette Attali © Henriette Attali © Henriette Attali + 14

“e_co_llectiva” Urban Design Project / Athanasios Polyzoidis & Katerina Petsiou

04:00 - 7 March, 2012
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The Greek urban design project “e_co_llectiva” by Athanasios Polyzoidis (Architect-Landscape Architect) and Katerina Petsiou (Architect) was awarded with the Salon Grand Prix in the 4th Landscape Architecture Exhibition in Belgrade. In their design, the public space of the streets and the vacant lots in the internal parts of the four building blocks is unified so as to create a single urban garden-park which promotes the concept of collective activity. This intervention is given the title ‘e_co_llectiva’ after ecology (eco), collectivity (collectiva) and new technologies (e). More images and architects’ description after the break.

Update: The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center / Renzo Piano

15:00 - 16 January, 2012

ArchDaily is once again updating you on the progress of The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center designed by Renzo Piano. We showed you initial plans for the building back in 2009. Since then, we have been provided with more detail on the development of the project, which we continue to share with you. As previously mentioned, the center will be a sustainable arts, education, and recreation complex that will contribute to the community of Athens, financed by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation. Plans for this building began five years ago but it was not until December 2011 that preparatory excavation work finally began. Construction is scheduled for Spring 2012 and according to the foundation website:

The beginning of the construction phase comes at a very critical juncture in modern Greek history and brings a much-needed sense of optimism and hope, as well as a whole range of significant economic benefits to the country. Approximately €1 billion of total economic stimulus will be derived from the upfront commitment in the construction of the SNFCC, while 1,500 to 2,400 people will be employed each year to support SNFCC construction and all related industries.

More after the break.

Residence in Aghia Paraskevi / Architects Unfolding + Kiki Kelesidou

00:00 - 9 September, 2011
Residence in Aghia Paraskevi / Architects Unfolding + Kiki Kelesidou, © Stathis Mamalakis
© Stathis Mamalakis

© Stathis Mamalakis © Stathis Mamalakis © Stathis Mamalakis © Stathis Mamalakis + 17

Natura Home Showroom / Lantavos Projects

00:00 - 20 July, 2011
Natura Home Showroom / Lantavos Projects, © Vice Versa
© Vice Versa

© Vice Versa © Vice Versa © Vice Versa © Vice Versa + 11

Othonos House / Nikos Smyrlis

00:00 - 4 February, 2011
Othonos House / Nikos Smyrlis, © Erieta Attali
© Erieta Attali

© Erieta Attali © Erieta Attali © Erieta Attali © Erieta Attali + 30

  • Architects

  • Location

    Athens, Greece
  • Category

  • Civil Engineer

    Ypsilon ltd
  • Electrical Engineering

    P. Panagiotou
  • Area

    350.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photographs

Viva La Lima Retail Store / OMADA architecture

00:00 - 25 January, 2011
Viva La Lima Retail Store / OMADA architecture

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Athens, Greece
  • Category

  • Project Architects

    Kallimani Maro, Koumpli Lena, Xarhoulakou Olga
  • Client

    Viva La Lima
  • Area

    120.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2009

Hortus Conclusus / Point Supreme Architects

21:00 - 10 December, 2010
Main Entry © Point Supreme Architects.
Main Entry © Point Supreme Architects.

Athens based Point Supreme Architects were recently awarded an honorary mention for their Theater Square proposal. The competition asked participants to rethink the idea of an urban square, as the site is surrounded by buildings which makes the small space seemingly negligible in the broad sense of the context. For their proposal, the architects dedicated the square to the magic of nature by making an urban room realized as a ‘secret garden’.

More about the proposal after the break.