Page 1

Portfolio of selected projects 2006 - 2015 Dora Neroutsou Dipl. Architect, MSc Environmental Design and Engineering


CV Theodora Neroutsou Graduate of the MSc Environmental Design and Engineering program at UCL with Distinction, fully qualified Architect 53 Asklipiou Str. 14452, Metamorfosi Greece Mobile: +30 6937109717

Education Sep 12 - Sep 13

MSc Environmental Design and Engineering, University College London Mark: Distinction Program focused on sustainable design of buildings, including research, group work and independent study. Dissertation Title: Life Cycle Costing of Low Energy House Retrofit - involved the use of TAS, PHPP, Life Cycle Costing tools, monitoring and Data Analysis of a case study home.

Oct 05 - Apr 12

Dipl Architecture Engineering, National Technical University of Athens Mark: 8,46/10 Program focused on all of the basic architectural principles, in various fields (urban, residential, public and detailed design) Final Year Project Mark: 9,8/10 Title: Serafeio Swimming Complex ( -involved the design of a three - swimming pool complex in the centre of Athens

Work Experience Jun15 - now Jan15-May15

Freelance Architect, Athens Junior Architerct, Jouel Architects, Athens, Greece Kavallaris 5 star holet Paros (design and construction) Design of a residential development in Menidi

Sep14 - Dec14

Freelance Architect, Athens

Mar14 - Jun14

Graduate Microclimate Consultant: WSP, London 3d design in urban scale Calculation and analysis of the effects of new developments on wind patterns on the area’s microclimate and on the pedestrian safety, check for possible turbulence creation Calculation and analysis of the effects of new developments on natural light (direct and diffuse) and visible sky of adjacent build2

ings Calculation and analysis of the effects of new developments on natural light and shading of adjacent open spaces Jan14 - Mar14

Mar12 – July12

June07 - June10


Technical Intern: Zero Carbon Hub, London Contributing to the Performance Gap Research Project in cooperation with TSB Revision of Reports Revision of SAP Assessments Intern: Touliatos Panayiotis Constructions, Athens Contribution to the design process of an indoor swimming hall with an open-able roof On site visits of projects - check of progress Project Manager Assistant in two residential projects: IN House (Small Scale Residential Contractor), Athens Project time plan implementation and review Review of architectural design implementation Contribution in offer collection from sub contractors and contract arrangements Measurements Material logistics (control of stock, orders to suppliers etc


Oct14 Jun14 Jun13 Mar11 May09

Faberarium parametric design and fabrication workshop, Athens Restoration and bioclimatic design workshop, Volos Intensive facade seminar, Therm, UCL London Ecoweek workshop, Thessaloniki Ecoweek workshop, Athens

Presentations at Conferences Dec14 Nov14 Apr14

3rd Hellenic Passive House Institute Conference 3rd ASHRAE Hellenic Chapter, Energy in Buildings Conference 8th Windsor Conference, Counting the cost of comfort in a changing world

Achievements 2006 2006 2005

Languages English: Fluent Knowledge (C2) German: Very good (C1) Italian: Very good (B2) Greek : Mother tongue IT Good command on Microsoft Office programmes, Google Sketchup, AutoCad 2D /3D, TAS, Ambient, Photoshop, Indesign, Artlantis, Basic knowledge of 3dsMax, Revit Architecture, Rhinoceros, Grasshopper, Ecotect, IES, AGi32, Illustrator, PHPP, Vray, Archicad, Therm

«Christos Papakiriakopoulos» Award from the National Technical University of Athens(NTUA), for excellent performance in Mathematics in the Faculty of Architecture Engineering «Nikolaos Kritikos» Award from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), for excellent performance in Mathematics in the Faculty of Architecture Engineering Eurobank Award, for the distinguished students in the Greek Exams

References Available upon request 3

Contents Serafeio swimming Complex | Sports - Public | p. : 6-10

Kavallaris 5 star hotel |Accommodation - Tourism | p.: 12 - 15

Tangram solar house |Residential - Environmental | p.: 16 - 19

UAL Exhibition and performance centre | Public - Environmental - Education| p.: 20 -25

Architects’ Coouncil | Public - Coulture | p.: 26 - 29 4

Window house | Residential | p.: 30 - 31

Energy retrofit of two schools | Education - Environmental| p.: 32 - 33

Low energy house in Thisseio | Residential - Environmental | p.: 34 - 35

Primary school in Metaxourgeio | Education | p.: 36- 37

Faberarium pavillion | Parametric design - Fabrication | p.: 38 - 39 5

Serafeio swimming complex Master thesis | 2012 | Athens Autocad | Sketchup |Artlantis | Photoshop

West view perpective 6

This master thesis refers to the design of a swimming complex in the place of Serafeio swimming complex in the intersection of Petrou Rali and Pireos St. in Athens. -After a survey in the swimming complexes of the wider area based on population, functional and geographical criteria a building program was formed which includes the design of 1 indoor and 2 outdoor swimming pools. The building was formed in 4 levels with a clear organization of the movements in order to prevent the osmosis of viewers/ visitors and athletes and to allow the view of the sports hall as much from the outside as from a lot spaces of the inside.


Entrance level plan (+1.00m)

East view perspective

Interior perspective

Interior perspective 8

As far as the shelter of the indoor complex is concerned, this constituted an exercise of covering a long span, so steel was chosen from the start as the main material, because it combines great strength both in stress and tension. The form was a result of the need to be openable, in order to refresh the air from the aggravating chloride water vapours and the incorporation of the principles of the industrial roof. The orientation was also a major shaping factor with the openings facing north and the covering facing south, giving the capability of the installation of PV panels, which are necessary for a quite energy consuming building type. Finally, great attention wa paid to the design of the outdoor space, in order to connect the swimming complex with the adjacent sport facilities of the area, to offer good viewing to the sport spaces, indoor and outdoor ones with the current design of the levels and to offer enough space for high planting, something very important for a project in the centre of the city.

Section Δ -Δ’

Section Γ -Γ’ 9

East view section detail 1. Metal cladding with integrated PV panels 2. Insulation 3. Metal cladding clips 4. Vapor barrier 5. Trapezoidal Cladding 6. Steel beam 400/200 7. Spandrel 8. Metal plate 9. Upper truss member (d=200mm) 10. Diagonal truss member (d=100mm) 11. Lower truss member (d=200mm) 12. Diagonal member for truss - column connection (d=200mm) 13. Steel column (d=800mm/d=500mm) 14. Windscreen structure for glass facade 15. Glazing 16. Frame 17. Windscreen’s brace 18. Edging 250x80mm 19. Cobbles 20. Geotextile 21. Drainage membrane 22. Waterproofing membrane 23. Reinforced concrete 24. Screed with 1.5% inclination for drainage 25. Paving 40x40x4 26. Screed 20mm 27. Concrete column base 28. Metal column base 29. Excavation limit 30. Filling materials 31. Drainage pipe 32. Concrete 33. Reinforced concrete column 34. Shear wall 35. Paving 20x10x1 36. Tile adhesive 37. Pool drainage channel 38. Stainless pool ladder 39. Cement rendering 40. Screed 41. Foundation 42. Waterproofing membrane

Diagonal beam to column connection

Truss to column connection

Diagonal beam to truss connection 10


Kavallaris 5 star hotel

Collaboration with Jouel Architects | 2015 | Paros Autocad | 3dsMax |Vray| Photoshop

Pool south view perpective

This is the design of a 5 star hotel in Paros, a Greek island with specific laws regarding architectural heritage and morphology. The project was undertaken by Jouel Architects after the stage of structure construction, since the client was not satisfied with the previous design, a fact that limited a lot our options. The initial design pro12

vided for the construction of eight building entities, which were kept in our design as well. The total capacity is 35 studios and 27 two – bedroom flats and 89 beds. The client demanded the maximum exploitation of the site’s structure factor and the compliance with the specifications in order to be declared as a 5-star hotel.

Building 1 east view perspective

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Building 4 west view perspective

Pool west view perpective

Pool east view perpective 13

The main design idea was to fragment the elevations so that the previously designed as one – volume buildings would resemble the cubic Cycladic houses. This combined with the narrow pedestrian streets, would make a striking reference to a small traditional settlement. This is developed around a main courtyard where the pool and the bar is. Due to the initial master-planning, there were rooms with no view either at the pool or the sea, therefore for those individual pools or jacuzzis have been provided, where this was possible. In addition, all rooms were designed to have access to a terrace. The entrance building at the south of the plot includes all the indoor common spaces: foyer and reception, restaurant and breakfast hall, bar, offices, a conference hall, luggage storage and ciculation. Finally, the interiors were designed once again based on the Cycladic tradition, with plastered walls, built – in seats, wooden ceilings and floors and wooden furniture.

Masterplan - ground floor level 14

Buildings 2 & 3 west view and plan

Buildings 3 & 5 east view and plan 15

Tangram solar house

Collaboration with Moreira Juliana, Thoua Chryssoula | 2013 | Washington DC Revit | Artlantis |Sketchup| Photoshop |TAS | AGi32

South - west view perspective


This is a low energy house in Washington DC designed for a 4 member family. Inspired by the mother’s artistic identity, the house design reflects the idea of the ‘Tangram’ providing a dynamic interaction between spaces, forms and environmental conditions. It derives from a single shape, broken down to many pieces, which are rearranged and thus produce new forms translated into an architectural concept. The architectural arrangement of spaces reflects the environmental strategy for heating and cooling by taking advantage of the optimum orientation for insolation, shading and cross ventilation. The ground floor is conected to a conservatory to the south, which is used during winter period for passive heating. The separated staircase shaft is combined with the main entrance hall and it is used as a buffer zone to the north, protecting the main living spaces from the cold northern prevailing winds.

North- west view perpective

Adequate shading is provided by roof overhangs that allow sun penetration during winter, but prevent it during the summer. Moveable slab when

louvres slide along extended shading

the roof required.

Vertical louvres along the west side protect the building from west sunlight exposure during afternoon hours. Cross-ventilation is provided to all areas through apertures on the south-north axis. The conservatory is made of sliding glass panes and it is completely open during the summer, used as an exterior shaded space. North - east view perpective 17



First floor plan | Daylight analysis

Ground floor plan | Daylight analysis 19

UAL exhibition and performance centre

Collaboration with Borkowski Esther, Krampe Florian, Straume Jan Erik | 2012 | London Vectorworks | Illustrator| Photoshop | TAS

Front elevation

Rear elevation 20

Being in the very centre of London, the area is a extremely dense in terms of its urban fabric and contains several quiet parks and public spaces, which contrast with the busy streets.

This project aimed to the design of a naturally ventilated public building in the centre of London. The UAL has a central facility, located on High Holborn, used as a “student hub”. Close to it there is the site that was used as an extension of the University’s facilities on High Holborn, offering the opportunity to give the UAL a centre for exhibitions, lectures and performances.

Performance Space 105 m2

Gallery 105 m2

Auditorium 105 m2

Café/Bar 200 m2

On the street side of the site nitric oxide and noise levels are high, whereas on the backside these levels drop considerably. Land UseThe site is orientated towards north and south letting it exposed to the typical southwest wind direction.



Annual mean NO2 air pollution


Land use

Public Spaces





make the park accessible on the ground floor

combine access with public use link between road and park

distribute access to university uses stack ventilation natural light penetration

The contrast informs the initial architectural strategy of creating a new public access to the park from High Holborn.

Because of the uses, all rooms are provided with generous ceiling heights of 4.75 m.

The ground floor is therefore used as a public cafĂŠ. All other uses of the exhibition and performance centre are stacked on top of this open space, and accessed through a public atrium.

For keeping the spaces free of columns the structure comprises of a concrete slab and beam construction spanning over the whole width of the site.

The upper floors are used for the UAL keeping the public spaces in the lower floors and the more private ones in the upper floors. The main atrium is designed as a circulation space for lighting purposes, on the one hand and to bring light into the deep plan building and for ventilation purposes through the stack effect, on to the other hand. Finally, the primary uses were arranged on the south side and the secondary ones on the north side. Thus, the ground floor is formed as a stepped threshold to the park, accommodating the entrance and the tables and serving areas of the cafĂŠ. The space is open able to the south, providing external seating.

Environmental sections

The closed northern side, containing service zones that serve as a buffer to the noisy road are lit through translucent glass walls facing the atrium. All closed wall and floor surfaces consist of concrete or screed, giving the building a robust and neutral appearance that provides a background for the varying activities within the building. Staircases and landings within the atrium are made of frosted glass to provide a maximum of daylighting. The main spaces are provided with open able windows to the park and windows facing the auditorium for ventilation purposes. The whole building is highly insulated to reduce heat losses and infiltration. 22

Summer morning

Summer night

Winter morning

Winter night

WC f 16.3 sqm



lobby / exhibition


Service Spaces

Atrium Gallery

café / bar

High Holborn





gallery 104 sqm

atrium wc m




First floor plan

wc f +18.19


wc m

performance space

+15.47 wc f +12.75


wc m


+10.03 wc f +7.31


high holborn

lobby / exhibition

Ground floor plan

café / bar


Longitudinal section 23



WC wh 6.5 sqmeelch.

Auditorium – Observations, Summer Day (Day 199).


Day 4.8-6.1 kg/s Night 2.1-3.0 kg/s

Day 0.9-1.4 kg/s Night 0.8-1.3 kg/s peak 950 ppm


Temperature (°C)


25.6-28.4 °C radiant 24.6-29.2 °C operative



Day 0.1-0.3 kg/s Night 0.8-1.4 kg/s


almost acceptable acceptable peak operative temlevels of CO2 peratures


low airflow in occupied hours, high airflow at night

Hour 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 Ext Temp

Op Temp

Op Temp before

Dry Bulb

Rad Temp

Cafe – Observations, Summer Day (Day 199). 35

low levels of CO2 acceptable operative very high airflow at daytime, high airtemperatures flows at night

Temperature (°C)


26.9-29.6 °C radiant

peak 420 ppm CO2

24.3-28.2 °C operative



Night 0.0 - 0.8 kg/s 15

Day 5.2 - 7.8 kg/s 10

Hour 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 Ext Temp


Op Temp

Op Temp before

Dry Bulb

Rad Temp

Looking at the development of temperature ranges, it gets obvious that the amount of temperatures within the defined comfort levels could significantly be improved. Since the building was freerunning throughout the whole year there is a relatively high amount of underheated hours left. However, there are no cooling loads necessary to maintain comfort levels in summer.

Auditorium – temperature levels at occupancy. 100%





















The remaining average heating loads necessary to reach the target conditions in the spaces that were analysed in detail (auditorium and café) are 30 kWh/ m2.a which, assuming that the heating is provided by a gas condensing boiler with 95% efficiency results in CO2 emissions of around 5.5 kg/m2.a. Looking in detail at the annual temperature distribution, it becomes obvious that the building is at comfortable temperatures for most of the occupied hours.

Café – temperature levels at occupancy.

Simulation 2

Simulation 3

underheated (<19°C)


Simulation 4

Simulation 5


Simulation 3

underheated (<19°C)


Simulation 4

Simulation 5

overheated (>28°C)

Café : temperature distribution in occupied hours. 800












300 275
















75 50





Simulation 2

overheated (>28°C)

Auditorium : temperature distribution in occupied hours. 450


≤10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 ≥30

Operative Temperature (°C)



≤10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 ≥30

Operative Temperature (°C)

Architectsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; council

Collaboration with Giokari A., Gkiola D. | 2010 | Athens Autocad | Sketchup | Artlantis| Photoshop

South west view perspective 26

The design of the Architect’s Council in Athens was a challenging project, as it demanded the development of spaces of 3,600 m2 on a central urban site of only 780 m2 . This imposed the adoption of a high – rise design with an inner courtyard, which connects the quiet south street with the three distinct , thus connected building volumes and protects from the busy avenue in the north. The central location of the building enhances the promotion of the council’s activities to the public and the easy access to exhibitions and public talks.

•• • • •• • • • • • • • • • • • • 35,00 22.50









• • • •• •• • • • •• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

• • •• • • • • • •

- 1.70


• • • •••••


wc - 3.70

• • • • •••••• •• • • • • •• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • 19,00


•• • • • ••• • • • • • • Pantry

• •• • •• • • • ••• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •• • •• • ••• • • • •• • •• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

• • •• • • • • • •

• • • •• • • • • • • • • • • •


• • •• • • • • • • 12.45



• • • •• •• • •• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •• • • • • • • • • • • • •• • • • • •• •• •••••••••••••


• • •• • • • • • •



• • • • • • • • • •• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

• • •• • • • • • •

15,00 35,00

Ground floor plan

•••••• ••••••••••••••

• • • • • • ••• • • • •• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • ••• •• • • • • • • • • • • •

Inner yourtyard perspective 27

2 1



1.Auditorium’s front glazing


Isometric section

4.Auditorium’s Opening

2. Roof’s Drainage 28



Auditoriumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s foyer

Exhibition hall

Exhibition hall - view of the courtyard 29

Window house

Collaboration with Gkiola Dora | 2006 | Athens Autocad | Sketchup | Artlantis| Photoshop

This one- family house is located in the centre of Athens, at the area of one of the most famous hills, Filopappou. The plot is characterized by 3 strong boarders with the roads and the neighbouring plot and one softer, with the park nearby. It is also a long and narrow one, with a high inclination. The mail synthetic idea was to ‘‘incorporate’’ the nearby park in the house’s open spaces, basically by creating optical connection from all the rooms and outdoor spaces. Thus, the house opens like a window that looks at the park. The first level (-0.30) is used as parking space and storage, the entrance level (+2,50) hosts the public spaces, living room, dinning room (with double height), kitchen and office and has access to the garden and the back entrance. The second floor (+5.70) is consisted by two bedrooms and the third by the master bedroom. Special case was givin to the creation of outdoor spaces and verandas of different orientations and the provision of shading, both at the glazed parts and outdoors.

South view perspective 30

South - west perspective

Inner coutyard perspective

North - west view perspective 31

Energy retrofit of two schools

Ecoweek | Collaboration with Derizioti S., Karagianni S., Kladopoulos Y. Kyritsi O., Liokas G., Petrous D. | 2011 | Thessaloniki Archicad | V ray | Photoshop | Ecotect This proposal refers to the energy and functional refurbishment of two schools in Thessaloniki. Due to urgent conditions that have emerged after the 1978 earthquake, these buildings were created to house only teaching uses for five years. However, in their 32 year lifetime they have not been refurbished or replaced. The general design concept involves the creation of a lightweight roofing system, which unifies the two buildings, creating an atrium in the space between them. At the same time the steel structure is used for the addition of a new level above the existing buildings to house the new functions of a multi-use space, a gym and a library. On this new level the open areas are planted creating green roofs, which enhances the insulation of the building. Addition of external insulation and the replacement of old openings is proposed as well.

Exterior Perspective


Atrium summer function

Existing ground floor plan

Atrium winter function

Proposed ground floor plan

Heat distribution winter 33

Low energy house in Thissio

Ecoweek | Collaboration with Zerefos S., Tessas C.| 2010 | Thessaloniki 3dsMax | V ray | Photoshop | Ecotect

This residential project was designed based on bio - climatic principles and the need to minimize cooling and heating loads. The main concept was the creation of a double south facade incorporating reflecting louvres. The interior layout was based on zoning, with bedrooms and living areas facing south, having direct daylight access and auxiliary spaces creating a buffer zone in the north. A thermal labyrinth on the basement and the incorporation of a stack are used as cooling strategies and a wood pellet boiler and direct solar gains are used for heating.

South view perspective

Ground floor plan environmental strategies 34

Winter environmental strategies

Environmental strategies per plan

Natural lighting strategies 35

Primary school in Metaxourgeio Collaboration with Giokari A.| 2008 | Athens Autocad | Sketchup | Vray| Photoshop

Main concept of the school’s design is the repetition of a unit around the school’s central courtyard. This unit is the school classroom and defines the dimensions of the grid used. Between the classrooms there are small outdoor spaces, little yards, belonging to a each class, which are taken care of and cultivated by the students themselves, so that they feel responsible for the school’s outdoor space and familiar with playing in the nature. Moreover, they have the opportunity to socialise and play all to-

Inner courtyard perspective 36

gether in the central school courtyard, located in the heart of the school complex. The buildings’ volumes are situated on the site’s borders facing inward to the courtyard. Next to the high neighbouring building an artificial hill is placed, where children can feel once again near the nature while playing. On the base of the hill a little “tower” is placed, which is used as a canteen.

Unit Green space

The whole complex is of a small scale and the buildings’ heights are kept low, so that the children could feel familiar. However, there is a diversity regarding the dimensions of every school part. The laboratories and the school’s public facilities (library, dining room, amphitheatre) are larger than the typical school classroom, although proportional to the unit.


Road view perpective

Ground floor plan

Inner courtyard perpective 37

Faberarium pavilion

During this workshop, we investigated the concepts and the design techniques for the development of a coherent design methodology which challenge the traditional perception of the object by raising an open framework for thinking about design as a way of accumulation of different possibilities.

Faberarium workshop | 2014 | Athens Rhino | Grasshopper

We explored the way how the design intentions and strategies can be embedded deeply in the formation of design, through a set of local interactions, geometrical systems and surfaces. The participants explored the creative potential of the emerging and dynamic phenomena through the use of a series of algorithmic strategies for interactive simulation and design optimization. Having the opportunity to experiment with a range of computational tools we designed and fabricated a small pavilion focusing on the properties of aluminum profiles and Etalbond composite material. The contemporary digital fabrication techniques and the case of CNC (computer numerical control) machines, provided effective connection between design and production and enabled the construction of the project into scale 1:1.


Etalbond hexagons

Aluminium discs

Aluminium beams

Geometric spreads for CNC cutting 39

Thank you, Dora Neroutsou


Architectural Portfolio - Dora Neroutsou  
Architectural Portfolio - Dora Neroutsou