Art School in Florina

The proposed building is an open and hospitable structure conceived as an extension of the campus’s public space. It is designed to enhance interaction and communication between students, teachers and visitors. It is also designed as a sculpture that allows both the creation and exhibition of art, facilitating serving and helping the creative process , offering multiple places where art can be exhibited discussed and created. The new art school is an “equal” but distinct presence within the campus one that does not overshadow the industrial buildings surrounding it. It completes the existing campus by creating new intermediate spaces between new and existing buildings, places that generate a multitude of frames towards the landscape mountain and plane and also a multitude of open spaces able to host different activities.


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Kindergarten, Elderly Daycare Centre and Neighborhood park in Chania, Crete

The proposal places the elderly day care centre and its garden on an artificial level on top of the kindergarten. This gesture multiplies the open green spaces of the plot. A circular hole on this artificial level allows for controlled communication and access between elderly and kids. The proposal’s public space is composed by a square park, a small entrance square and a  pedestrian road enclosing the totality of  the program. On the aesthetic level the project is a fusion  of the archetypical house and the wooden abstract Bauhaus toys. Various gardens and trees unite all ages in a stimulating and activity provoking environment.     

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Urban weaving around Patras new Archaeological museum

The problem, consists in weaving  5 hetrogenous urban elements around Patras new archaeological museum and the national road: an important Roman bridge, a Neoclassical garden from the 1860 ‘s  a small yet importan river, an agrarian institute’s garden and a school complex. The approach was a realistic one. 5 new localities are added: the underground circle that provides view to the Roman bridge,  a new square  along the narional road, a park – entrance in the center of the intervention, a new water reservoir and a park next to the agrarian institute. These new localities are connected to the existing ones (museum, neoclassical garden, agrarian institute, river) and the whole is locally attached to the surroundings.


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P.P.C. Ptolemais park

Connection of a restored lignite mine with the surroundings

The proposal composes different landscapes  based on the characteristics of the lignite mines and the adjacent area: curved or straight deposition slopes, artificial lakes, extraction slopes and trenches,  steel structures of various scales, are incorporated in the proposal displaying the dramatic dimension of the extraction activity taking place nearby which  is no longer present in the park area. These characteristics are combined with the agricultural landscape of Eordea basin, the two nearby villages, and the restored landscape on the southern edge of the park.

Experiencing this landscape becomes an educational process, an in between space between artificial and natural, healthy and traumatized, historical and contemporary landscape, between macro and micro scale.

Three distinct places are located at the edges and the centre of the park. They have a two fold function:  as entrances allowing access to the park and as attractors structuring the whole composition.

Three distinct places are located at the edges and the centre of the park. They have a two fold function: as entrances allowing access to the park and as attractors structuring the whole composition. They are called “Gardens”, “Lake” and “Mine”.

In parallel with the three locations a new network of paths expanding from the lake area supports walking and biking circulation, program of wider scope, such as a mountain bike racing track, as well as places for stopping and resting scattered along the park and the different landscapes that it is composed of: forest, agriculture, lake, river.

The proposed composition with the three locations and the network of supporting structures and pathways functions as platform able to support a variety of other programs beyond those proposed.


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Elval Colour Pavilion for Batimat

The proposal exploits and showcases  the range of possible configurations of the composite material Etalbond which, combined, consitute its comparative advantage. The pavilion stands calm among the competition: space is defined  by the material itself, whereas “inside” and “outside” are clearly distinguished. At the same time the pavilion is open and welcoming. Its main space is created by a folding white surface constructed by the material itself, like a human scale  origami. Its surfaces are parametrically defined and bear also parametrically defined patterns. These patterns, composed out of joint lines and perforations,  change according to the structural element they belong: The floor platform has no perforation, the walls bear  a light hole pattern while the ceiling is a lace that allows visual contact with the upper, more colorful part of the roof.

The variety of color and plastic properties of the material is the first and most important message to the visitor

Above and below the white origami, and up to the maximum allowed envelope, a geometry  made by colorful etalbond blades is created exhibiting the large scale of possible colours of this material. The color and geometrical antithesis between interior (white folding surface) and the exterior (coloured parallel blades) allows for a structured reading of the information about the exhibits: the variety of color and plastic properties of the material is the first and most important message to the visitor.


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Western Venetian shipyards, Iraklion

The study looks at the organic continuity and connection of the monument of Neorion and the Venetian harbor with the modern city. The proposal is based on three axes:

Multiple space / valve

The study suggests housing the gap between the canals and the warehouse and creating a multiple two storey space. The resulting space, bridging / absorbing the difference in altitude between sea level (-neoria Venetian harbor) and city level (Street August 25), connecting the two levels with a closed multiple room / foyer, which is the entrance to the complex from both the level the sea as well as the city level.

The two new squares

At the same time, this area delimits / creates two new squares, one at the level of the City and one at the level of the Venetian harbor. Moreover, the continuation of the Venetian harbor with the sea, which has been interrupted due to the passage of the coastal road, is restored by creating an opening / crossing under the coastal road. In this way, the square created at the junction level is both a starting point and the end of the coastal ride on the pier. The two new squares are connected both visually and naturally through the outdoor staircase / theater located at the site of the old gate of the canals.

Flexible operating arrangement

Inside the shipyards and the warehouse the main functions (theater, temporary exhibitions and permanent exhibition hall sited in existing shells in pairs with their intermediate space as foyer so you can work alone or in combination.



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Town Hall of Agia Paraskevi

The building explores the relationship between the public and the private sphere: it is both a usable space and a public passage. As a result of the diagonal positioning of the building’s main axis, its main face is strongly associated with the square of Agia Paraskevi, while the open space is divided into two interrelated courtyards: a north, open to the city, which serves as an entrance to the building, and a south, inner, leading to an open theater and connected to adjacent uncovered spaces by completing their rectangular shape. The two courtyards communicate through a pilotis, creating a continuous flow from which the City Hall Hall and the Multipurpose Hall emerge.


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Katehaki square, Chania

Intent of this proposal is to provide the city with an open, hospitable and flexible public space, one that serves contemporary civic uses and highlights  the extremely complex historical context of the city. Due to the location’s strong historical character, the proposal consists of few and discreet interventions: a. The creation of four “slits” through which four distinct and clearly articulated spaces are formed in the intervention area. These slits are materialized by means of steps that both provide access and differentiate space both qualitatively and functionally. b. The installation of 7 steel posts – references to the adjacent sail masts, on top of the foundations of the masonry walls of the demolished Venetian shipyards . The significance and functional importance of these posts  is two – fold: they signify and partially reconstruct the coastal front of the Venetian harbor and at the same time bear the square’s necessary infrastructure such as lights and shading.

Most events are expected to take place in the horizontal square space between the Mediterranean Architecture Center and the new municipal theater (former customs building). This space’s polyvalence is ensured by the layout  of  its boundaries: permeable boundaries created  by means of tree clusters, shading and steps, become the hosts of seating and standing  spaces of various qualities.


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Ioannina Town Hall

As basic design assumptions, it was considered that the mansion is the most important public building in the city, that its specific public character is expressed by its important substance and easy ownership by the citizens. The peculiarity of the program lies in the absence of a city council room. The most powerful design parameters are the topographical specificity of the area around the plot, located between the “upper” and the “lower” (with a significant altitude difference), and the existence of a wider, important one city, green belt, and a very powerful network of public buildings. Also, the plot is located at the boundary between the green and the residential area, visible from the Litaritsia (on a hill), and in front of it are small older buildings that are preserved.

The building is read as a movement that starts from the ground and rises. The scale is imparted by the slides of the volumes and the material hierarchies, which one understands by approaching

The main desire therefore was to adapt to the topographical and town planning features, especially the union of the “two” cities both within the building and its open space, which ought to correspond to the scale and importance of the town hall. This also entailed the choice of a single building block that does not break into a number of buildings betraying its true volume, as well as the choice of a single and modern design style that integrates the creations without being a coincidence of stylish lending. The building is read as a movement that starts from the ground and rises. The scale is imparted by the slides of the volumes and the material hierarchies that one can see by approaching. The desire to acquire the town hall led to the choice of a path that penetrates the closed building volume and bridges the two cities. This course is at the same time the very basic internal movement of the building, uniting its various levels, which are organized around a central inner patio. This choice is suited to the particular climatic conditions of the city. According to modern requirements, the building has been studied with simulations for adequate lighting and low energy consumption.


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Volos lighthouse

The lighthouse is a marginal construction: it is a human construction located on the boundary between earth and sea, sending a signal to the navy. It owes its special character to the fact that it is both a utilitarian and a symbolic point, which can be decoded in many ways. The specific place where the beacon will be erected, the southeast jetty at the port of Volos, is the end of a very intense and decisive line in the industrial landscape of the harbor.

Very close to the sea level (about +0.40m) the pier at one end is connected to the city by a metal bridge that allows the small boats to reach the marina, and at the other end it ends up in an enlarged space, which is characterized by the lighthouse. The latter is at the same time the first signal as you approach the city by the sea, but also the latter as you walk in the long mole.

In analogy with the industrial landscape dominated by large cranes, sails, and other naval constructions of a similar scale, we propose a light, intense metal construction.

The dynamism of such a construction corresponds to the operation of the lighthouse as the “end” of the long course on the moat, and symbolically expresses the dynamism of a modern and intense industrial city such as Volos

The dynamism of such a construction responds to the operation of the lighthouse as the “end” of the long course on the moat, and symbolically expresses the dynamism of a modern and intense industrial city like Volos. Both the landscape (artificial and natural) and the shape of the moat impose on the lighthouse the form of a spider web: first, its transparency allows the landscape to penetrate its elements, and secondly the whole structure spreads to the ground, creating a particular interest in visitor as he walks around. The least possible connections with the ground (3) were used to keep the latter as free as possible.


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