About Us

Our work strives to enhance our sense of surroundings, identity and relationship to others and the physical spaces we inhabit, whether feral or human-made.

Selected Awards
  • 2004 — Aga Khan Award for Architecture
  • 2009 — Mies van der Rohe Award
  • 2013 — AIA/ALA Library Building Award
  • 2015 — Best Interior, Designers Saturday
  • 2016 — AIA New York Honor Award

First and foremost, what drives our design philosophy is that a successful design should be interactively experienced and not just seen by the users.  Our designs are always focused on creating experiences that fully accommodate and optimize the users’ instinctive interactions and needs, by laying on two important pylons: 

  • Active, collaborative, engaging and learning interaction with the users throughout the entire duration of the project which is essential for creating a thoughtful and expressive design.  
  • Studying the context that is created by the surrounding natural and constructed landscape and features that will have significant impact on the character definition of the design. 

Through thorough exploration of the above, we endeavor to design buildings that unite and bring into perfect harmony the design and functionality.

We deal with all kind of projects of any scale, construction method and budget, always giving the same importance to all of our projects.

Our experience is established upon a wide range of projects and currently our portfolio includes: multiscale residential, commercial and interior design projects. We are definitely confident that we possess the necessary experience, know-how and design and technical expertise to fulfil your project.

Together we will go through several projects relevant to the scale and type of your project.  In addition, we can also check and go through other reference projects that you have found and you would like yours to be designed in a similar way.

After identifying and understanding the needs of the user, we start the design procedure by collecting all necessary documents related to the land characteristics.  These will reveal the restrictions and regulations that have to be followed for the specific location as indicated by the local authorities and the Cypriot Technical Chamber.  Then, through the interaction and active engagement with the users, we start drafting the basic idea of design.  This is reviewed again with the users and upon agreement, we start the detailed architectural design.  During this stage, several revisions of the design will be performed and discussed with the user until a mutual agreement on the final design and corresponding project budget is achieved.  Detailed architectural, mechanical, electrical and other necessary structural drawings are developed and an application is then filed to the appropriate governmental body for obtaining the necessary building permits.  After obtaining the permits, a construction engineering study is performed which is then passed on to a contractor developer for the building process.  Throughout the entire duration of the project, we are responsible for the engineering oversight of the project, making sure that everything is developed and constructed as designed.   Upon agreement with the client, we can also perform studies related to the interior design of the project.

As expected, the duration of each project is proportional to the complexity, scale and number of design iterations that we will go through until fulfilling the client’s needs.  In principle and based on our experience, four to five months are necessary to converge to a final design for a medium size residence.

It is very important that the client is fully aware of the design process and for this reason it is crucial for the client to be an active participant and not an observer in the entire design process. Moreover, it is important that the client has a complete understanding of the final design. For this reason, we will develop and show image renderings and accurate 3D photorealistic designs of the project, with real-time navigation, active lighting and animations of the scene.  In addition, at the client’s expense, we can also provide a 3D scaled down model of the final design.  

Apart from active participation in the design process, you are expected to provide all documents necessary to start the design process.  These can include documents related to the land, site survey, site contouring etc.

Throughout the duration of the project, meetings can be scheduled according to the needs of our team and upon the client’s requirements.  Our meetings will be proactive and focused on finalizing the project successfully and on time.

Τhe fees are set based on the size, complexity and type of project being handled. At the beginning of every project there is a detailed offer of the services provided, which also analyze any additional service costs that define the final cost of the project at hand.