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architecture portfolio by Ilianna Ntarladima

The sun never knew how great it was

until it struck the side of a building Louis Khan

il i an na n t a r l a d i m a architect

e n g i n e e r, M s c

11-2014/02-2015 Urban Regeneration & Green Design (short course) University of Thessaly (Department of Urban Planning & Design )


2011/2012 Msc.Architecture, Energy and Sustainability London Metropolitan University, London (UK)

Postgraduate Thesis: “Thermal and visual comfort in Greek vernacular architecture” .

2004/2011 Architect Engineer | Bsc & Msc in Architecture [ECT 300] (GPA 7.46/10) Democritus University of Thrace (Polytechnic School), Greece

Diploma thesis: “Modiano area in Thessaloniki. Enhancement-Revival” [9/10] Research Thesis:“ Looking into the past for a sustainable future” [9.5/10]

skills a r chitecture:

Ha nd d r aw i ng s k i ll s A rch i t e c t ur al d e si g n U rba n Pl anni ng Cons e r v at i o n & Re st or atio n S us t ai nab le d e si g n Mode l mak i ng B ritis h S t and ard s&Re gul atio ns

s o ftware:

A uto c ad A rch i c ad G oog le S ke t c h up A dob e P h o t o s h o p In D e s i g n Il lus t r at o r Micro so f t O f f i c e Re lux Ecot e c t Ra dianc e

04-2017/12-2017: architect (Technical Services & Planning/Heraklion,Crete-Greece) Department of construction and open space planning

professional experience

Projects: - Regeneration of Komninon street, Heraklion, Crete - Sustainable rejuvenation of Liberty Square, Heraklion, Crete - Regeneration of Papapetrou Gavala, Heraklion, Crete 07-2015/12-2015: architect (Technical Services & Planning/Volos-Greece) (5 month contract) Department of technical services

Architectural and construction drawings , construction site visits, surveys, illustrations 09/-2013/09-2014: architectural assistant

Greek English French

(Tsekoura E./ Civil Engineer/Greece)

Secretarial support, architectural and construction drawings in Autocad, surveys, measurements, supervision of small projects, presentation and documentation packages.

01-2014/04-2014: architectural assistant (Collaboration with P.Tsekoura/ Architect Engineer/Greece)

Conservation and evaluation of an old watermill , Livadia (Greece) Architectural & Construction drawings 07/2008 - 09/2008: internship as a student (Dardiotis K./Architect Engineer/Greece)

Architectural drawings in Autocad, Photoshop, fire protection, construction site visits.

seminars certificates publlcations

- “Safety on the playground and quality assurance of playground equipment” Aristotle university of Thessaloniki, 2015 - “Understanding various forms and practices of traditional architecture from a sustainable point of view”. Sadas-Pea, 31/5/2013-08/06/2013 - “Passive House Basics” ,2013 - Architecture Thesis Project published: People and Buildings , NCEUB Masters Conference 2012 | Title: “Thermal and visual comfort in Greek vernacular architecture”, 2012 - “SynthLight” (natural & artificial lighting), 2012 - “LuxLive 2011,Revolutionise your lighting”, London (UK),2011 - “Energy Solutions 2011”, London (UK), 2011 - “Networks and interactive landscapes” , volunteer work | Democritus University of Thrace [Greece], 2007

- Member

of the Technical Chamber of Greece (TEE-TCG) since June 2011.





urban photography

graphic design

travelling -references available upon request-


selected work

Professional Urban Regenaration in Heraklion,Crete [2017] Conservation and reuse of an old watermill [2014] Competition entry Konaki Averof Cultural Center in Thessaly, Greece [2015] (teamwork)

Academic Projects 01_Public square in Volos [2015] (teamwork) 02_Daylight and Energy Efficient Artificial Lighting [2012] 03_Modiano area in Thessaloniki. Enhancement - Revival [2011] (teamwork) 04_Hostel for artists [2009] (teamwork) 05_ Museum of folk art [2008] (teamwork) 06_ Conservation and restoration of a neoclassical housing estate [2008] (teamwork)

Urban photography & digital collage

Urban Regenaration in Heraklion,Crete

Regenerating Komninon Street is deemed necessary in order to highlight the area and make pedestrian and car movement easier. The green spaces of the area are increased significantly by planting low and high vegetation alongside the both sides of the street to provide shade during the summer months. Another proposal is the replacement of the current sidewalks with new wider sidewalks made by the latest materials to ensure safer movement of the pedestrians. For further safety, new pedestrian crossings are added. Street parking is redefined with planned positions on the street. New street lights are installed for improved lighting during the night hours.

Urban Regenaration in Heraklion



Conservation and reuse of an old watermill The project was about an old watermill in the area of Leivadia (Greece) . The first step was to visit the site and see the condition of the historical building and how it interacts with the surroundings. Later, measurements were taken, in order to have digital drawings of the building , that would help to study and decide what could be proposed as a new use.It was requested, by the local authorities, that the drawings would represent its originanl form.

Conservation and reuse of an old watermill

1st floor

ground floor

Competition entry: Konaki Averof Cultural Center in Thessaly, Greece The existing group of buildings, known as “konaki Averof�, consists of two-storey symmetrical buildings which are connected by a concrete wing. Symmetry, proportions of the openings and the structural elements are clearly visible in the typology of the plan, therefore keeping them was required as an element of recognition of the specific type. The connecting wing survives only as an outline/trace (structural elements), which is kept according to the main concept, and it is reintroduced as a natural and an optical filter, through which the proposed space will be selectively detected. The symmetrical building blocks are restored according to their original form, preserving the memory and the cultural identity of the area. Thermal and visual comfort is achieved. The building complex hosts community activities such as recreational workshops, exhibitions and cultural events.

Competition entry : Konaki Averof Cultural Center in Thessaly, Greece

north facade

south facade

ground floor

1st floor

section a-a’

01_Public square in


The proposed square serves as a memory trigger mechanism.A green space of memory and relaxation in the heart of the city. New mosaic of textures, based on the traces of buildings of the past, where concrete barriers “host” vegetation or soil,“deconstructing” the whole square in different levels. Diversity of flowers, trees and textures reveal the historical traces, while the clay parts operate as a play area for the children.

01_Public square in Volos


02_Daylight and Energy efficient artificial lighting.

Case of study: London Metrpolitan University cafeteria

Natural light Dav: 2.88

The main purpose is to describe the existing natural and artificial lighting of the university cafeteria and propose a low cost, energyefficient scenario for improving its visual condition, without sacrificing the visual comfort of its occupants.

Artificial light Uniformity =0.04


stereographic diagram for London

route of the sun & shadows

Proposal: Natural light Dav: 6.3

Proposal: Artificial light Uniformity=0.5


02_Daylight and Energy efficient artificial lighting

natural light & artifial light




odiano area in Thessaloniki. Enhancement-Revival

In this central area of Thessaloniki, an existing system of various local markets was indicated, that keep the character of “bazaars�. Focusing on the Modiano market, the central food market, the main goal was to redefine the whole area and revive it. The existing shops were re-designed (interior/exterior) adding various workshops that could introduce a new cultural identity in combination with the leisure use of the block (bars, restaurants).Moreover, a route for temporary exhibition was designed for artists to show their work to the city (in collaboration with the cultural services). The project was completed by an urban design approach that connected the system of the existing markets with pedestrian routes & transitional spaces that lead to Modiano market and introducing it as the new landmark and cultural centre of the city.

03_Diploma Project: Modiano area in Thessaloniki.Enhancement-Revival






ostel for artists

The quarry and the old wall of the town next to the area of interest, consist an important evidence of the historical and collective memory of the place, with trails of the past found everywhere. This place had to be the platform where a new reality would be constructed. Consequently, a temporary nature of the future materials was essential. Constructions and easily detachable materials were used for the proposal.The challenging part of this project, was to achieve a repeated form, with dimensions as less as possible, so as to be used as a temporary room for an artist, without lacking in comfort and facilities.

04_Hostel for artists


section a




useum of folk art

A spiral path that leads to the permanent and temporary exhibitions. A non-ending circle that offers various exits & hidden balconies. A two storey cube with an atrium that highlights the main entrance, the museum shop & the cafeteria. The suggested route of experiencing the museum’s facilities is easily accessible to every visitor, offering the chance to access the square from the ground floor . Cultural events and open air exhibitions will be hosted in relevance to the cultural identity of the city.

05_Museum of folk art

Exhibit Culture Experience

south facade




nservation/Restoration of a neoclassical housing estate

It was important that the original typology of the building to be kept, due to its historical significance for the city of Xanthi. Because of its location, it was decided that the twin buildings and the new addition should host educational facilities, such as a full time kindergarten. The newly added volume could not restrain or corrupt the aesthetics but highlight the unique identity of the building. The suggested structure is metallic, self-supporting and centrally located on the north side of the existing volume. Therefore, the appearance of the building is not altered, as the north faรงade can be viewed from the inner shell of the structure. It operates as a partition wall between the main building and the addition. The use of glazing and blinds on both sides lead to the visual contact between the courtyard and the new structure.

06_Conservation and Restoration of a neoclassical housing estate

area of interest

map of the city


existing floorplans

ground floor

1st floor

proposed additiion

ground floor

1st floor

suggested floorplans

proposed additiion


Urban Photography

Participation in Random Project 2012

Digital collage

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