Fika is not just a word in the cultural vocabulary of Swedes; it is actually part of their mentality. It literally means to find some time during your day to enjoy a cup of coffee with friends, but it’s so much more than that. It is this time of the day where you slow down, indulge yourself with coffee and a sweet, preferably homemade and well-presented and socialize. Ideally this should be taking place in a design, comfortable and well lit area. […]

Stellar evolution is the process by which a star changes over the course of time.With a look towards the future and strongly influenced by art, the designer Ioanna Kourbela creates a new universe. Colorful planets with the deep blue space as their background, each outlining its own course of evolution. […]

In a former workshop space, which occupies the top floor of an office building, located in City Hall Square, in the heart of the Historic and Commercial Center of Athens, the architectural team FLUX – office designed a residence to serve the needs of its new occupants. […]

An apartment in a 1930s building of the Interwar period in central Athens was selected to host the Bonarchi agency. The unique sense of the Athenian sunlight coming through the overheight off-white windows of the facade inspired Vangelis Bonios to create a bright everyday space that functions both as a meeting place and a welcoming lounge area for the studio. […]

Over the past 12 months at The Greek Foundation, we’ve been trying to showcase some of the best projects related to Greek design, architecture, photography, the arts and cultural production in general. Our aim has been to bring our readers articles that will interest and inspire them, but also to connect artists to the world and bring the world closer to them, too. In this context, we have compiled a list of the most popular articles of 2020, which essentially offers an opportunity to go through some of the most impressive projects of the year, step by step. […]

Fokylidou is a renovation project of a two-floor apartment, located in the center of Athens. The project takes full advantage of the liberties typical Athenian polykatoikias provide: the freeing up of previously subdivided rooms into an open-plan layout. The newly created openness is enhanced with focused views towards key elements of the city’s skyline. Landmarks such as Lycabettus Hill and the Akropolis thereby become elements that are framed like canvases as part of the interior spaces. […]

Inside ENA campus, a unique office complex in Athens that stands out for its conceptual approach by KN Group, different cultures are interpreted to architecture and design, aiming to create the first multicultural workplace in Greece that celebrates while brings together people and cultures from the six continents. […]

Efcharis and Nikos Paltoglou lucky enough to grow up in the ceramics workshop, which their father had established in Athens, were enchanted from a young age with this magical substance of soil and water, bringing them closer to both the past and present of humanity. […]

“As citizens of the world, we live and experience the whole world as our home. We carry our identities and value our inheritance. At the same time the connection with new cultures is something we are longing to explore and experience. Collectors of experiences, the citizens with a multicultural identity desire to creatively experiment with their interim habitat, to create an environment that visually reflects their eclectic personality and lifestyle. After meeting the owners of this SoHo loft in Manhattan New York, we got inspired by their diverse background and vibrant personalities and the concept for the interior started quickly forming into a solid idea. […]

The site sits in a flat plot neighboring the coastline of the Northern Peloponnese and overlooking the mountain of Parnassos to the north. Apart from the view, there are no apparent topological features or relatable surrounding buildings that formulate a strong local context. The building itself becomes the context. It is a house to make memories in. […]