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THE NEW ACROPOLIS MUSEUM, Athens
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THE NEW ACROPOLIS MUSEUM (NAM), Athens International Competition, Inauguration 2009 After 33 years of three unresolved competitions, including the international of 438 entries, site environmental changes directed a final international competition. In September 2001 First prize was awarded to the team of Bernard Tschumi architects, NY & Paris with Michael Photiadis, Athens. The 7 hr time difference was an association that speeded up design...

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VENUS MARBLE HQs. – Koropi, Attica
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Within the 16,000 m2 industrial marble yard there are three production buildings, an auxiliary site office pod and the new Headquarters of Administration and Show Rooms. The building’s volume and shape is inspired by the traditional mediterranean marble quarries of Penteli and Dionyssos in Greece or Carrara in Italy. The company follows today’s high technology for both Greek archaeological restorations (Parthenon, Propylaia, Herodus Atticus...

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GAIA Environmental Center, Kifissia. Goulandris Natural History Museum
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GAIA Environmental Center, Goulandris Natural History Museum, Kifissia Attica GAIA belongs architecturally to the building directives of the historic suburb’s ”neoclassic zone”. The center is about triple (12.000 m²) the initial G.N.H.M. A special Decree permitted only two (of the six) stories visible with the penthouse in setback. The main lobby area is the site’s actually 30%. The corner cut-outs reduce the basic rectangle...

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OKEANOS Office Block – Ilissos, Athens
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The OKEANOS office property had the unusual site of an entire building block of 1900m2 in Ilissia (Michalakopoulou Avenue) on the preferential “off- ring” area of Athens CBD. It covers the needs of “Alpha Insurances” or Alpha Bank with eight floors and mezzanine above ground (7.000m2) and five basements underground (8.000m2). The building is near Ampelokipoi Square on Mesogion Avenue, next to the Holiday...

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VORRES MUSEUM, Peania, Attica  —————- Vernacular & Contemporary Greek Art
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VORRES MUSEUM, Peania, Attica Vernacular and Contemporary Greek Art The Vorres Art Museum was a residential study for a businessman, journalist, writer, and collector within the calm agglomeration of Peania near Athens (birthplace of Demosthenes). As this collection grew, so did the grounds of the retained architectural character and planted courtyards. This private Museum evolved in four construction phases. After the 1965 house and...

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COSTAMARE & TEMES OFFICES   Phaleron Delta, Syngrou Ave
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SHIPPING OFFICES ‘COSTAMARE’ SYNGROU AVENUE and PHALERON DELTA The ‘Costamare’ offices were built in the area between Phaleron Delta and Syngrou Avenue. 6000m² have been built on 8 levels, including the owner’s flat in the penthouse with added spaces of mechanical and garage below ground with a service penthouse in the penthouse garden area. The cylindrical concrete columns have been clad with semi-cylindrically cut...

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FIAT Hellas HQs – Vouliagmenis Ave., Athens
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Vouliagmenis Avenue, connects the city of Athens and the older Ellinikon airport. The area has developed as a center for car representatives, offices and show rooms. The FIAT HELLAS headquarters covers 6.500m², where 3.600m² are office spaces with three lower levels of covered parking. The five storey building with two basements was organized as part of the urban volume of the owners’ existing structure....

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Peninsula House, Kavouri
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On a peninsula within the open sea, away from human presence, the site is surprisingly near the owner’s office and Athens. The house (now being furnished) has two levels clinging to a land with pine trees stooped by the wind. A walled court leads to a pivoting cor-ten door and hallway with a sea view framed by the pine tree planted terrace. A living...

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PENTELI AREA HOUSE
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PENTELI area HOUSE In the Penteli area, at Attica’s northeast, this house was built for son, brother Mark, his wife Maria and their small son. Its finishing material is uniform: a colored cement slip that covers concrete floors, external steps, the kitchen including counters and cupboard frames, as well as total bathroom surfaces. The house volume is divided in three parts. The first one...

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Coast Across Athens
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Coast Across Athens A low density area on a coast across Athens is very rare. Small volumes shape two levels of four sided roofs for a couple with two daughters. A covered porch leads to an entrance space with small atrium. The sea view is open to living area, study at white painted trusses, fireplace corner and dining. The kitchen connects with the service...

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THENAMARIS Shipping HQs. – Kavouri, Athens
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SHIPPING COMPANY OFFICES IN KAVOURI, ATTICA Architects M. Photiadis and P. Massouridis The design of the offices conformed to the company’s needs, stressing the close relationship between various departments. This seemed to call for a central axial patio which would divide the building longitudinally into two half-levels, with vertical circulation cores placed alongside it. Thus, the west end contains the main core and the...

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S&B Group Offices – Mount Parnassus
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The result of a competition among five firms, where a main feature was the functional use of Energy and passive systems. The existing site is a central boxite extraction hub on Mount Parnassos with an exit from the 51st Km of the National Road. Important criteria: • The building’s exact location. • Traffic circulation. • Retaining a number of existing buildings. • Design environmentally...

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KATRANTZOSPOR Dept Stores – Athens
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The Athens architecture city tour of its center was coming bit by bit to an end. The group of foreign Architecture students was following the ascetic young thin man who explained in detail every building they came across. Cutting through one of Athens’ main arteries, Stadiou Street, at the Haftia area, they stood by an angular fenced site. Its great commercial location raised the...

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BP HELLAS HQs, Philothei, Athens
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‘BP Hellas’ HQs on Athens’ suburban Avenue The four-storey office building is on a flat narrow lot vertical to Kifissias avenue on the Athens suburb of Philothei. The building brief was based on the company administration questionnaires. The structure has a stepped up volume with a main trunk of sectors with a view to the avenue and a back service road. The initial accepted...

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KATRANTZOSPOR Dept Stores – Heraclion Crete
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The department store at Crete’s Iraklion was on an old hotel’s site at Vassileos Konstantinou Avenue. Following the necessary restructuring the store took over five floors (including ground floor) with the manager’s flat on penthouse. Architect Michael Photiadis introduced a large public staircase turning the existing one into a service one. A new goods elevator was placed next to a small one of public...

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KATRANTZOSPOR Dept Stores – Thessaloniki
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The Thessaloniki store occupied a whole existing building on Tsimiski Street when the Katrantzos family decided to refurbish it in 1969. The department store was over 3000 sqm consisting of a ground floor, three floors above and basement. Architect Michael Photiadis essentially studied the elevation with a complete cover of the existing facade with an aluminum structure. Anodized aluminum of natural silver color was...

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Monastery’s Border House, Hora, Patmos
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In pedestrian Hora, bordering the Monastery, with a grand view to the Port, a cobblestone access leads to a three level house with 5 Bedrooms, 3 Baths and a protected Courtyard. Ground floor: Entrance hall, large Seating / Bedroom with built-in ‘ondas’ of two beds and quiet Mezzanine for 2 more children’s beds. Bath with shower, Breakfast room, Pantry and Kitchen with second stairs...

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SPETSES KOYZOUNO BEACH-FRONT House
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Across from the private little island of Spetsopoula lies a narrow sliver of eight thousand m2 with a coastal front of three hundred meters with sparse olive trees. The building followed the allowed surface of 200 m2 while keeping the Building authority’s regulations for the Spetses traditional forms. The house is made up of four volumes with four-sided roofs. The central taller one covers...

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PATMOS ATRIUM House
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This house was initially a dark ruin on the south side of the urban medieval agglomeration of Hora with a view to the bay of Grikos and the stunning water-locked rock of Kalikatsou with hermit caves reminder of St. Johns Apocalypse cave. There were promising details to the development of the house. The robust exterior chiseled stone frames to doors and windows, the characteristic...

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Old Port House, Spetses
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Old Port House, Spetses The island of Spetses is by car two and a half hours away from Athens. Although with a past of seafaring help for the Greek independence of 1821 it has become a vacation ‘’suburbia’’, keeping the 19th century vernacular. This single family house shows the owners’ concern for each member’s privacy. The parents, two daughters, a son and guests have...

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PATMOS MANY LEVELED  West House
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Hora in Patmos has one of the best conserved agglomerations in Greece. Built from the 11th cent. as an urban spiral down the Monastery of St John the Theologian, who in a cave wrote the shattering Apocalypse. At its wealthy period it received constant pirate attacks when men were at sea or in commerce with Venice, Vienna, Odessa. Women created a social matriarchy where...

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ARDITTOS PARK Acropolis View, Trivonianou st.
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HOUSE near the Ardittos Park, ATHENS Architects M. Photiadis and P. Massouridis This house sits on one of Athens’ rare sites, in a two storey zone, sheltered from traffic, bounded on one side by a public park and offering an unobstructed view of the Acropolis. The house faces towards a back yard with a small swimming pool overlooking the park. The dining area and...

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EKALI MODERN ART House
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House on Myrtias St., Ekali The shape of the site and the clearing of the pine-clad suburb determined the house location. Supporting walls have retained the elevated garden without street border fencing. The central reception area interconnects with the garden. Private zones are defined on either side of the entrance: bedrooms on upper floor, kitchen and study on ground floor. A two level cylinder...

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KASTRI Coloured House, Erythrea
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KASTRI Coloured House The building regulations of the suburb and the owners’ needs defined the organisation of the house, built at the far end of a 500 m² site managing a garden, swimming pool and ramp leading to an underground garage. The plan forms a letter T with the horizontal bar set on the back boundary and the vertical one forming the reception area...

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PASSENGER WAITING ‘WELCOME PATMOS’ Skala Port Patmos
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PASSENGER STATION SKALA, PATMOS Ass. K. Demetriou, L. Giannoussi The large natural bay of Skala forms an ideal port (sheltered from south winds). But until about 1975 there was no wharf, and passengers had to board small rowing boats to get from the ship to the coast. When the construction of a dock was decided (200m long by 50m deep) with concrete framing and...

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STROFYLI LISTED HOUSING Complex, Kifissia
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HOUSING PROJECT IN THE LISTED AREA OF KIFISSIA This project was built in Strofyli, near Tatoϊou Street on 9.000 m² in the Listed Zone of Kifissia, with many examples of neoclassic houses. Projects within this zone pass through an austere Architectural Board for design acceptance. Included in the 28 units (of 160 to 220 m²) are ten two storey houses and three apartment houses...

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PSYHICO HOUSING PROJECT ‘KEKROPS’ by GEK-TERNA
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PSYHICO HOUSING PROJECT, KEKROPS by GEK-TERNA The project lies in Psyhico, a suburb just fifteen minutes from Athens. The grade difference between the two parallel streets is 15 m with astonishing views to the ranges of Penteli, Parnitha, Hymettos and the city of Athens. The steep site of the housing complex developed on a five story permitted maximum height. The total volume is broken...

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OLD FORT  Tourist Development  Corfu
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Tourist Development OLD FORT, CORFU Architects : M. Photiadis – E. Vourloumi 1967 The N.T.O.’s architectural competition οf ideas called for the development and preservation of the Fort’s character. There are 5 areas: A. 1. Underground parking near the moat. Preservation of the existing Museum. A. 2. Park, play area. Church (existing) A. 3. Congress Hall (existing spaces) A. 4. 500 bed luxury class...

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KASSIOPI Tourist Development  ‘NEREUS’   Corfu 1974
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KASSIOPI, CORFU Tourist Complex Conceptual Study 1974 38 Km north of the city of Corfu, the Kassiopi peninsula has an international airport with a 700.000 yearly influx of British, German and Russian tourists. The area of about 420.000 m2 includes forested areas, with a low exploitable area and luscious coastal and land preservation areas of natural landscape with no ‘Natura’ restrictions. This land property...

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ALLATINI BUISCUIT FACTORY
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Biscuit Factory at Chalkis Architect M. Photiadis The first unit built comprises a vertical tower and the main production building, with input and output platforms at each end. An elevator moves the basic materials up the tower. Flour is stored on the top floor, from where it moves down while being treated, mixed, turned into dough and shaped into biscuits, which are baked and...

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PAPASTRATOS PAVILION, Thessaloniki Fair 1968
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DEMOUNTABLE PAVILION “PAPASTRATOS TOBACCO CO.” THESSALONIKI COMMERCIAL FAIR 1968 The Company exchanged a conventional pavilion for one that exploits prefabrication. A three-dimensional poster invites visitors at this or future fairs. The pavilion was assembled within one week to be disassembled in less time and shipped to other fairs. Its design and construction allow for changes in shape, size, volume with additions or subtractions of...

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KARPENISSI HIGH SCHOOL DORMITORY “King Paul” National Institute. The town of Karpenissi serves educationally the whole area. The climate and traditional mountain architectural vocabulary were part of the requirements of this competition award. The building complex consists of four parts, which terrace down on the steep south side. A. Two – Storey Boys’ dormitory (120) Two – Storey Girls’ dormitory (80) B. Central building...

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PATMIAS THEOLOGICAL SCHOOL    Patmos
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PATMIAS THEOLOGICAL SCHOOL PRELIMINARIES of EXTENSION & FINALS for PASSIVE FIRE ESCAPE REDEVELOPMENT The Patmias Theological School (Lyceum) was established in 1713 to educate orthodox Christian young men for ecclesiastic needs in Greece and foreign countries. It functioned continuously with a break during the Italian occupation of 1911 – 1947. It occupied the 1955 building which remains partly incomplete (administration, chapel and library). The...

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NEW ACROPOLIS MUSEUM (NAM)  —————- Koile site, International Competition, 1991
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NEW ACROPOLIS MUSEUM (NAM), Koile site International Competition, 1991 Competitors were allowed to choose one of three sites: • Makryianni site, 17.000 m² (present museum location). • Dionysos site, 12.000 m² (the restaurant’s site). • Koile site 23.500 m². Site chosen by Athens municipal consulting architect George Kandylis. Reasons: • Land owned by state. (No costly time consuming expropriations). • The pine grove Philopappos...

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ATTICA ZOO AQUARIUM of 30 tanks  ————–  Spata, Attica
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OKEANOPOLIS Aquarium, Attica Park Spata, Athens At the internationally awarded private Attic Park Zoo of Spata the invited competitors for the Aquarium ‘OKEANOPOLIS’ dealt with the structural shape, volume, outer and inner spaces for the 30 tank and fish spaces, with a specialized British firm involved with conditions of aquatic life from Aegean fish to monster sharks faced by spectator audience tiers. Separate lagoons...

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‘EKALI GREEN’ Housing Complex – Dionysos, Attica
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EKALI GREEN, HOUSING PROJECT, Dionysos suburb. The focal site is on a Penteli NW range with a limitless view to Mt Parnitha, on the Athens low mountain bowl, with the Saronic Gulf completing it. The housing project combines modern design with a feeling of calmness. The clean lines and smoothly staggered volumes, within pine trees taller than 15m, gives each residence open mountain views....

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PHALERON DELTA HOTEL 1000 Bed Luxury – Poseidonos Ave. ’78
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PHALERON DELTA HOTEL 500 rooms, 5 star ’78 Project Manager-Franklye E. Basil, Architects: M. Photiadis-P. Massouridis Athens with Warner Burns Toan Lunde, N.Y. On the Phaleron Delta, a south two corner lot of 8.000m2 had a direct view to the Saronic Gulf that could form an excellent hotel urban addition. The land owner’s death unfortunately speeded up the unprogrammed property’s...

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ARAHOVA WINTER House, Mt Parnassus
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Winter Lodge, Parnassos Bound by three cobblestoned streets of Arahova, the house has a stunning front view to a rocky gorge of mount Parnassos. It combines a mountain village urbanity with a free standing rural lodge. On the steep ground the initial solution followed successfully a construction in slow phases. The long two storey volume consists of a central reception with bedrooms at both...

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Vacation House Spetses
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Vacation House, Spetses A ten thousand m² plateau, a site floating over the main town and the view across the Peloponnesos coast. The house is made of three parts, connected with a wooden pergola. The main part is central, with a guest house on either side. The island’s vocubulary features pitched four-sided roofs. Three terraces are each protected by a trellis sitting on thick...

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EKALI INNER COURT, Estias st
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A House on Estias St, Ekali Ekali is a suburb with protected pine trees. The natural ground’s inclination allowed an entrance on upper street with a lower level on grade with garden and lower street. The house total surface is about 1.200 m². The inclined surrounding walls are ochre plastered. Horizontal apparent rough marble strips on base similar to the terrace pavement. Concrete framed...

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POLITIA OXYDIZED-COPPER House, Kifissia
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Copper Roofed House, Kifissia House on narrow lot with a single sloped roof covered by preoxidized copper. Same on protruding windows on plastered side walls, pergolas, entry door and gate. Unity of space is the house’s main aspect. From the small north entrance lobby the house’s continuity is obvious from the south terrace’s glass sliding doors. The inner staircase opens onto the dining area...

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TRIKALA 400 Bed GENERAL HOSPITAL
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TRIKALA GENERAL HOSPITAL Commission to Partnership 1987 Hospital Master Plan and Environment The site of the T.G.H. of 20,500 m2 is on the town’s S. East edge, on the Trikala-Karditsa road. According to the population, the site needs and its coefficient allow only half of the necessary hospital area. The site has to grow within the neighboring free land of 17,000 m2. Allowance will...

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HALKIDA HOUSING COMPLEX – Bitros
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The Neapolis area in Chalkida is on boarder with the city center. Nearby are the new Enclosed Sport Center, the Elder’s center (KAPI) and the Nursery. The Public School opens to a town park. The 1800 m² industrial area was bought by ‘Bitros Constructions’ for the study and construction of a housing project ‘Nefeli’, the first parcel of 5680 m² was aimed at middle...

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‘AIGIALOS’ Suites HOTEL – Fira, Santorini ’91
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“AIGIALOS” TOURIST COMPLEX KATO FIRA – SANTORINI The hotel complex ‘AIGIALOS’ is within a listed neighborhood consisting of old houses, wine press halls (kanava), dug-out spaces (hyposkafa). It lies between three streets with a 12m incline. Four built levels develop. The 4th (at 12,13m) is the entrance from the upper road, and the 1st (± 0,00) is the lowest road where rooms are vaulted...

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RHODES CASINO, Modification of Hotel des Roses, Rhodes
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“RHODES CASINO” Transformation into CASINO and HOTEL 97/98 The “Hotel des Roses” is built within the City of Rhodes, facing a tree lined square with a private sandy beach at the front. Built eclectically by the Italians in 1906 it was modified into Bauhaus looks fifteen years later. It retained its fame as one of the east Mediterranean’s luxury beach hotels. It’s renovation as...

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ATTICA BANK HQs, OMIROU Str, ATHENS
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This Bank headquarters is sited within a long, narrow lot with limited front. The client’s brief required a customers’ exchange extending through four levels with administration offices on the three typical floors and three set- backs. The elevation is planned upon a double modular system of 1.30 and 1.95m allowing for office flexibility....

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DEERE AMERICAN COLLEGE of GREECE
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DEREE PIERCE AMERICAN COLLEGE, on Xenias & Kartali St, ATHENS At an urban site of 1.000 m², classes for approximately 1.700 students are housed in a building of eight floors, covering the needs of a small campus. This is why at the American College Headquarters at the ‘Agia Paraskevi’ suburb, it is always reffered to as “Downtown Campus”. Two access entries were created at...

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PATMOS MONASTERY of the APOCALYPSE
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MONASTERY of the APOCALYPSE CAVE, PATMOS RESTORATION- NEW VISITORS ENTRANCE Monastery’s Museological Presentation and Small Byzantine Educational Center. Monastery’s New Visitors Entrance 1. Retaining interior and exterior architectural details. One way entrance from the NW corner of Building Γ, levels 1 and 2, four levels lower than the existing entry. Excavation of Intermediate space as connection of large reception rooms for visitors lecture spaces leading...

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SANTORINI VERNACULAR & ART MUSEUM Beyond The 16th Century
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SANTORINI VERNACULAR & ART MUSEUM Beyond The 16th Century An east side winery of 8.500 m² overviews the sea and Fira. From a circular walled courtyard the small museum grows with enclosed or open-air spaces for display or gatherings, connected with vaulted arcades. The Tsitouras collection of folk art and after the 16th century has galleries of modern collections and the study rooms of...

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House on Strofyliou St., Lower Kifissia
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House on Strofyliou St., Lower Kifissia When the four children left to create their own independent families, the parents needed a smaller house with an easier upkeep. Their land was sufficiently large for a friend to acquire and their family house with a remaining land for an already rich, leafy garden and a new single floor house within. The commission was to create a...

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Water Mill in Saint Lavrentios, Mt. Pelion
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Water Mill in Saint Lavrentios, Mt. Pelion Mt. Pelion’s range borders north by the sea, is covered with apple or chestnut trees with streams of running waters. A young couple bought a lonely old watermill with a flat or steeped land seeming larger than its 2500 m2 size. Its boundaries are a gurgling stream, a dirt road and a nearby small village hidden by...

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NAVAL MUSEUM, Oinousses
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NAVAL MUSEUM, Oinousses An existing municipal building was enlarged and rearranged into a small Naval Museum dedicated to ship-owner and former mayor Antonis S. Lemos by his brother Nicholas. The nucleus of the small cultural center of Aegean naval traditions is the ex-mayor’s unique personal collection of Napoleonic boats of 32 precious models made by Nelson’s French prisoners. Surrounding them are other naval painters...

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