The design of Ikt Marmaron new headquarters was inspired by the company’s philosophy, which stems from the material’s timelessness, nature and application in contemporary construction. Innovative methods of material processing allow a new approach towards marble, which can transcend conventional lines and predefined limits. […]
Kanel is a Swedish konditori that opened in Thessaloniki in 2020. The owner’s family has lived for many years in Sweden and along with the mentality has brought back to Greece a classic Swedish recipe, that of the kanelbullar.
Our team was inspired by the simplicity of the Scandinavian interiors, which were adapted in Thessaloniki’s warmer territory.
The space is divided in two parts, the warm and the cold. The warm part is painted in a mud like terracotta and creates a nest enclosing the bar and preparation area. The lack of joints and the color unity of the nest were accomplished with the use of decorative micro cement. The cold part is the seating area and is like a corridor leading to the nest. A contemporary reading of Venetian terrazzo by Emil Group was installed on the floor. The marble fragments of the Medley tiles by Ergon were chosen in white tones to highlight the antithesis between the two spaces. The earth-tone graphic pattern on the wall is a play between diverse geometric forms and works as the connective link between the two spaces.
The neon quotes express Kanel’s philosophy and at the same time create “instagrammable” backgrounds. With the phrase ‘a piece for everyone’ as the café’s motto, anyone and everyone are invited to join.
After having travelled to Greece for many years to windsurf, a Paris-based French-Swedish couple finally found their dream spot on the windy island of Karpathos. […]
“The Marble Sun” villa is a cave-house of two levels, which is next to the church “Anastasi”, in the area Monastiri of Oia Village, at the caldera side. “Anastasi” is one of the two famous and most photographed “Blue Domes” in Oia, Santorini. […]
The Slide is a 140 m2, two-bedroom apartment in London, located on the second and third floors of an old Edwardian building. It is a vertical amalgamation which joined two smaller independent flats. […]
INSiDE Architects have recently renovated an existing residence in Nea Erythrea, giving it contemporary use and style. […]
With respect to the traditional architecture and topography, as well as the satisfaction of modern needs and aesthetic requirements, Rocabella Hotel in Mykonos, Agios Stefanos, is redesigned to offer a unique hospitality experience. […]
Volax is perhaps, the most “authentic” location in Tinos; blatantly special and distinct, in a way that makes it, unique in Cyclades – or even the world. So, designing a building as a continuation or a complementary part of the overall grand picture of Volax, is a real challenge. […]
Stephanie Davidson and Greek Goerg Rafailidis have turned a general contractor’s former office space into a small apartment dwelling, in an interior adaptive re-use that treats space as constantly evolving and ever-changing. […]
Enthoosia means experiential entertainment. Enthoosia’s new headquarters, located in Voukourestiou St. Athens, combine the element of open plan workspace with a modern clean-cut aesthetics. […]
“Vanity: Stories of Jewellery from the Cyclades to Pompeii” is an exhibition of artifacts from Ancient Greece and the Roman empire that took place in the Archaeological park of Pompei. It is a thematic approach of the work of master jewelers originating from Delos and other islands of the Cyclades and their counterparts in Pompeii and other vezuvic states. […]
The Homeric Poems Hotel is located in the neighbourhood of Firostefani, on the Greek island of Santorini, on the edge of the steep Caldera. The Interior Design Laboratorium worked on the renovation of three suites, which are part of a traditional captain’s house that stands as a separate building of the hotel’s premises. […]
The proposal intends to turn Christ’s Square of Poros island, Greece into an attractive, functional and active public space that will introduce the visitor to the inland of Spheria, integrating it into a route that unifies the island’s points of interest. […]
H303 is a residential project located at the South suburb of Athens. The site is located 800m far from the sea, in Kadmou str of Glyfada, a coastal area that keeps developing. […]
Framed by the endless blue and the bright light that floods the Aegean Sea, the newly built Saluti da Stampalia has been carefully designed and curated, so as to provide interiors that address all the senses, deliver comfort, style and elegance, while allow the total immersion in the surrounding natural environment.
“Pretty in Pink” is a fully renovated, 50 sq. m apartment in Plaka, Athens. When acquired by its owner, the apartment was in a rather peculiar state: Half of it (bedroom and sitting) was quite well preserved but without character, while the other half, (entrance, kitchen, bathroom), a total building site, with demolished walls and water pipes all over the place. […]
Informed by the tradition and materiality of Mykonos and inspired by the contemporary lives of travelers, the new airport is a balance of crafted design and engineered space that welcomes visitors, and bids them farewell, with the characteristic warmth and optimism of the island. […]
The HC Loft is located at Heraklion, Crete with a total surface of 110 m2. It has been fully renovated to accommodate the needs of its new inhabitant, a New Yorker relocating to Crete. The distinctive nature of this project is that it addresses a specific user persona; a tech-savvy individual for whom feeling at home forms an integral part of his character. […]
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 2019, which essentially offers an opportunity to go through some of the most impressive projects of the year, step by step. […]
Entrusting a new creative studio to help him create his largest London opening was a major leap of faith for Gordon Ramsay, and it was Afroditikrassa that received the brief. Tasked with delivering the concept, brand and design for a nuanced, Asian-inspired restaurant, bar and private dining offering to replace the much loved Maze in Grosvenor square, this had to be something really special. […]
The apartment is located on the third floor of a listed building in the center of Thessaloniki. The building’s facades and interior common spaces had been restored a few years before the apartment’s renovation. Flooring, interior doors, windows, as well as the original plaster decorative elements had been removed. […]
Inspired by the traditional architecture of the built stone dovecotes of Tinos as well as by the way that all additions were carried out according to height, the residence in Triantaros becomes noticed in two levels in a bipolar bond. […]
Situated at the foot of the Acropolis in the historical heart of Athens, ERGON House is a seventh heaven for food enthusiasts, complete with ‘rooms above the inn’. […]
Monsieur Didot welcomes his friends to an astounding Athenian neoclassical house, renovated to be a boutique hotel. Built in the early 20th century, in the beating heart of Athens, Kolonaki. […]
Freshly opened in the 9th Arrondissement, Yorgaki is the first «Kafeneion», or Greek Café, in Paris. […]
This project is about the conversion of an ex-artisanal space into a small short-renting apartment. The building is located close to Monastiraki Square, which can be considered as the heart of the tourist zone of Athens.
A brand-new refurbished apartment located in a seafront residential complex in Thessaloniki. The 135 m2 refurbishment responds to the needs of a family of three. […]
VMarchitects were called to undertake a complete interior remodelling and small expansion of an existing 2-storey house, (part of a 5-house complex) in Aegina island, Saronic Gulf, Greece. […]
LAB Boutique Hotel is located in Plaka, the historical center of Athens, where the Greek heart beats, and countless ancient monuments reside. […]
At an impasse alley of Sarri street, an old two-storey type foundry that was built in 1930, undergoes a full reconstruction, transforming it into a boutique hotel of 12 fully-equipped apartments. […]