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ORSALIA DIMITRIOU

Seven years experience as project architect and assistant architect involved in all stages of project development, from conceptual design to planning applications and construction management. Extensive designer and detailing experiences

Architect ARB


NEW FRITH STREET GALLERY_ LONDON_ 2006 possition held: ARCHITECTURAL ASSISTANT/ 3x ACHITECTURE/ www.3xarc.com After eighteen years located in Frith Street the homonymous gallery moved to a 2000 square meters space at Golden Square. The aim was to maintain the minimal and abstractive style that characterised the first gallery while adapting to a new bigger space and enlarged program. The ground floor consists of the main exhibition space and offices for the director and personnel. and the basement contains a secondary exhibition space and a number of auxiliary spaces. The rigid custom made wooden furniture and staircase are softening the harshness of the exposed concrete floor and glass partition walls.


4

4

508

508 5mm shadow gap

door hinges to be full overlay

door hinges to be full overlay

WORKSPACE JOINERY DETAILS

18

SITE

25

SITE

12

5mm shadow gap

JOINT AT CENTRE OF DESK IF NECESSARY POWER SET INTO UNDERSIDE OF DESK

300

power and tel/com sockets set into bottom of the desk

7

5-508

800

5-508

800

blocking as necessary

750

25

1010 18

440

1010

440

SITE 925

508

100

3

3

3

508

508

508

SITE

5mm shadow gap

1010

440

1010

440

SECTION

3

18

door hinges to be full overlay

2900

1:25

5mm shadow gap

4

4

508

508

PLAN - UNDER DESK

2

1:25

PLAN - WORKSURFACE 1:25

8 9

19

joint to align with top of drawers

GROMMET

550

100

750

19

100 25 250 25 250

5

100 25

750

painted MDF oregon pine SLV

35 100

PENCIL ROUND

100

Cable management running on inside desk thickness accessed through grommets in desk top tbc.

100

1

515

3

100

25

350

SITE

oregon pine SLV

joint to align with top of drawers 100 100 100

25

10

750 18

oregon pine SLV

5mm shadow gap between SVL and MDF shelves above

EQ.A

EQ.A

25

680

60

925

60

EQ.B

EQ.B

800

EQ.B

5

SITE

FIXED PANEL

4

SECTION

ELEVATION

5

1:25

1:25

MDF ON UNDERSIDE OF DESK

B 602

25

7

DETAIL 1:25

DETAIL

8

1:25 35

35

painted MDF oregon pine SLV

oregon pine SLV

GENERAL NOTES 10

FIXED PANEL

25

250

35

230 20

5mm shadow gap

150

A 602

25

C 602

1. ALL CARCASSING ON THE SVL UNITS TO BE 19MM SVL WITH SOLID CONCEALED LIPPINGS. ALL DOORS AND DRAWER FRONTS TO BE 19MM SVL. ALL INTERIOR DRAWER LINERS, DIVIDERS ETC. TO BE CONSTRUCTED LACQUERED MDF.

9

35

2. ALL CARCASSING ON THE MDF UNITS TO BE 18MM PAINTED MDF. ALL DOORS AND DRAWER FRONTS TO BE 25MM PAINTED MDF. HALL AND STAIRWELL 3. ALL DRAWER RUNNERS TO BE BEST QUALITY CONCEALED FULLYE-03 EXTENDING TYPE TO ARCHITECT'S APPROVAL (DRAWN TO ACCOMODATE HAFELE DYNAMIC RUNNERS (CONCEALED, CLIP FIXING, FULL EXTENSION) CAT NO: 421.35.760 4. ALL MDF TO BE ZERO FORMALDAHIDE TYPE (MEDITE ZF AVAILABLE FROM WILLIAM ETTE EUROPE - 01702 619 044)

3

300

EQ A

25

EQ A

Drawn By

FRITH STREET GALLERY @ GOLDEN SQUARE OFFICE DESK

EQ B

PLEASE NOTE

1:25

300

B

--- Do not scale, use figured dimensions only. --- All dimensions to be verified on site prior to the commencement of any work or the production of any shop drawing. --- This drawing to be read in conjunction with all related Architect's and Engineer's drawings and any other relevant information

E-01

SECTION A-A

SECTION B-B

318 KENSAL ROAD LONDON W10 5BZ www.stansfeld. com T. +44 20 8962 8666 F. +44 20 8962 8777 guy@stansfeld.com

D5 602

300

ELEVATION

18

EQ A

18

EQ A

18

EQ A

18

EQ A

18

EQ A

18

EQ A

18

EQ A

18

EQ A

18

300

OPTIONS FOR CUPBOARD INSERTS

SECTION C-C

SCALE 1:25

SCALE 1:25

SCALE 1:25

GSA814/DET508B

1:25 1:50 1:5

300

A

Drawing Number

16.02.07 Scale

300 18

FOLDERS

Checked By

18

10

1:25

HANGING FOLDERS

Date

OD

SITE

D1 602

D1 602

E-01

NEW FRITH STREET GALLERY_ LONDON _ 2006 D-02

PLAN

SCALE 1:25

150

25

OFFICE JOINERY DETAILS SHELVES 18

30 18

12

35

303(B)

SITE

HAIRLINE JOINT BETWEEN BOARDS

35

303(B)

18mm

35

35 35

35

13

5

35

21mm

18

30

15mm

CUPBOARDS

50

30

(CRESTRON PANEL) DETAIL TO BE CONFIRMED

35

35

±190 ±190

ELEVATOR DOOR

300

E-02

ELEVATION

E-03

SCALE 1:25

D 602

18

SITE

25

SITE

25

SITE

18

EQ A

18

300

ELEVATION SCALE 1:25

D-01

DETAIL OF UPPER SHADOW GAP SCALE 1:10

D-02

DETAIL OF UPPER SHADOW GAP SCALE 1:10

D-03

OPPENABLE SHELVING UNIT DETAILS SCALE 1:10

E-02

DRAWER

Project Title

A - 23.02.07 - TS - ISSUED FOR ORDER OF MATERIALS B - 09.03.07 - TS - GRAIN DIRECTION

18

18

Revisions

EQ A

C

E-01

300 18

GUY STANSFELD ARCHITECTS LIMITED

DRAWER

DETAIL

300

TOILET 3-05

19

A

9

35

18

7. JOINTS BETWEEN SHEETS OF MATERIAL ARE SHOWN ON DRAWING. ANY AMENDMENTS BY THE JOINER ARE TO BE DISCUSSED WITH THE ARCHITECT PRIOR TO CONSTRUCTION.

Drawing Title

DETAIL

EQ A

SITE

1:25

300

25

6. ALL FITTINGS TO BE IN SATIN CHROME OR SATIN STAINLESS STEEL

EQ B

RECESSED DETAIL TO RUN VERTICALLY ALONG SIDE OF DRAWER FRONTS TO ALLOW FOR EASY OPENING

E-04

SECTION

35

30

18

EQ B

10

30

DOOR 35

EQ A

EQ B

300

35

33 10

35

6

18

5. SAMPLES OF ALL VENEERS AND SPRAY FINISHES TO BE APPROVED BY ARCHITECT PRIOR TO MANUFACTURE D3 602

E-05

30

14

18

oregon pine SLV skirting

RECESSED CRESTRON PANEL

19

7 18

8

25mm MDF VENEERED WHERE VISIBLE WITH FULLY CONCEALED HARDWOOD LIPPING

50

150

TEL/DATA AND POWER POINTS MOUNTED TO UNDERSIDE OF DESK


RESIDENCY IN NOTTING HILL_LONDON_2007 possition held: ARCHITECT/ 3x ACHITECTURE/ www.3xarc.com The private residence in Blenheim crescent is composed of a double storey building, which is not listed, and a warehouse extension. The client wanted to replace the warehouse with a new extension that, on ground level, would establish a better connection with the entrance and the living areas of the main house. The new extension would include also a basement containing the cellar, the gym, the playroom and the entire auxiliary and storage spaces. The proposed extension maintained the warehouse's height and lateral walls. The green roof, solar panels and the operable hardwood bris soleil on the southeast side, are passive design strategies that reduce the house's carbon emissions. The windows and skylights are strategically positioned in order to allow optimum ventilation and lighting, as well as to take advantage of the views to the communal garden on the south side.


A

AR T

PI

AN O

AR E

DIS PL

AY

A

C

LIV IN

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RO

OM

LOUNGE

C KIT CH

B

B

EN

WC

ENTRANCE HALL

LIBRARY OFFICE/LIBRARY

A

ST OR

AG E

+5.30

GROUND FLOOR PLAN +3.65(first floor)

+3.60

GUY STANSFELD ARCHITECTS LIMITED Revisions

Project Title

+2.65

Drawn By

RESIDENCY IN NOTTING HILL_LONDON_2007

Drawing Title

Checked By

PLEASE NOTE

Drawing Number

23/03/07 GSA827/SC01

Scale

1:100

GROUND FLOOR PLAN

Âą0.00

Date

OD

137 BLENHEIM CRESCENT

--- Do not scale, use figured dimensions only. --- All dimensions to be verified on site prior to the commencement of any work or the production of any shop drawing. --- This drawing to be read in conjunction with all related Architect's and Engineer's drawings and any other relevant information

318 KENSAL ROAD LONDON W10 5BZ www.stansfeld. com T. +44 20 8962 8666 F. +44 20 8962 8777 guy@stansfeld.com

SOUTH EAST (REAR) ELEVATION

new wall with brickwork to match existing

new wall with brickwork to match existing

new green roof, with horizontal skylight

existing windows to be replaced with french doors in painted hardwood to match existing Brick wall under the window to be lowered.

+15.30 +15.30

new green roof

new painted metal railings +13.65(first floor)

+13.60 +13.65(first floor)

+13.60

existing parapets to be lowered. enlarge window previously approved

+10.00(ground floor)

+10.00 detail behind

+10.00(ground floor)

SECTION A-A full height glazing, with external hardwood bris soleil

SECTION A-A 1

REAR (SOUTH EAST) ELEVATION 2

GUY STANSFELD ARCHITECTS LIMITED

FRONT (NORTH WEST) ELEVATION Revisions

Project Title

137 BLENHEIM CRESCENT Drawing Title

ELEVATION, SECTION A-A PLEASE NOTE

--- Do not scale, use figured dimensions only. --- All dimensions to be verified on site prior to the commencement of any work or the production of any shop drawing. --- This drawing to be read in conjunction with all related Architect's and Engineer's drawings and any other relevant information

Drawn By

Date

Checked By

Drawing Number

23/03/07

OD

GSA827/SC03

Scale

1:100 318 KENSAL ROAD LONDON W10 5BZ www.stansfeld. com T. +44 20 8962 8666 F. +44 20 8962 8777 guy@stansfeld.com

REAR (SOUTH EAST) ELEVATION

existing door to be centred below window above


CHAPTER ARTS CENTER_CARDIFF_2007 possition held: Architectural Assistant/ Ash Sakula Architects/www.ashsak.com Chapter Arts Centre has a strong history of contributing to community regeneration in the urban environment of South Wales and offers a rolling program of performance, films and exhibitions. The project was commissioned in order to identify improvements and upgrades to the public parts of the centre. What became clear in the process of design was the importance of opening up the centre to give it a greater connectivity between inside and outside and to give it a more welcoming and contemporary public presence. The proposal suggested repairing and maintaining the existing red brick building, opening up and extending the entrance, extending the cafe-bar area by enclosing the existing rear patio area with a new roof that also formed a terrace for the artists, opening up the theatre foyer and creating a new light box to the south front elevation and adding a new multi-purpose space at the front of the building.


reinforced ceiling edge /bump rail for maintenance

Directional lights on tracks

Continuous T5 light

"Star constellation" lights fixed to dark blue painted suspended ceiling

WF-51 50mm basotech foam

CL-22 acoustic insulation to ceiling

existing speaker system re-used

Curtain track concealed behind timber downstand

light fittings to M&E spec and drawings

IW-13 acoustic partition

hearing loop re-used

new monitoring room

FX-10 red velvet curtain

GL-51 Porthole 300x1000mm

speaker Red painted timber architrave

FF-24 Red carpet to curve up rear wall

FX-15 Dark blue velvet curtains

existing alcove FX-22 Star BR seats

emergency break glass

existing speakers moved back into alcove

circular ventilation grilles below seats, refer to M&E spec and drawings

ST-24 balustrade and handrail

FF 15 on FS12 floor

FF-24 on FS-11 curved floor

SK-13 Red Carpet skirting

Fire extinguisher fixed to wall FX-14 red perforated fabric to front of speakers

1500 to projection lens

speaker acoustic scrim, colour to match curtains over speakers

Emergency lighting

existing screen retained

ST-31 new timber steps void below floor

FS-11 stage area with FF-24 carpet over

form 3No. new openings for low level ventilation supply below seating. grilles to be acoustically dampened. Refer to MPA details

DG/21

PROJECTION ROOM G.04

CINEMA 2 - G.05

SECTION GG

A

Cinema 2 & projection room

section through cinema

north entrance

2 401 IW-41:gallery wall

Chapter Arts Centre Cardiff -ULTI PURPOSESPACE

1000

IR-21: retained glazed doors

CL

1050

IR-23: retained glazed doors

.OVEMBER

Ash Sakula Architects

new door painted with blackboard paint

new column box section 150x150

1000

PLANT

CL

1075

895

CL

1130

850

!ERIAL VIEW

WF-42 Magnetic black vinyl wall finish

1520

filing/ workstation under desk

800

B0F-05:leaflet display with felt skirt

IW-41:gallery wall

overhead curtain track

MILL½NISHED ALUMINIUM PRO½LEDROOF

acrylic opal programme holder

20mm iroko lining to guide rails and overhead shutter guide track for overhead shutter

4800 shutter opening 5400 overall length of desk

3ECTIONS  !  !

BOX OFFICE - GALLERY ENTRANCE PLAN

1

6IEWFROMWEST

ventilator grille to M+E spec and drawings

BOF-03:Envirolite HT-40K stacking door

6IEWFROMEAST

6IEWFROMSOUTH

1090

ductwork to M+E spec and drawings

ETERNITSTRIP

aluminium lettering fixed back to grille with painted finish CL-01:plasterboard ceiling 90

IR-41:retained glazed screen

flexible s.s cable sleeve from triangular cable hole in iroko swivel screen

2480

acrylic opal programme holder

IR-21:retained glazed door

yellow polyester powder coatted trunking data+power cover

welded plate 100mm wide

TANALISED TIMBER BATTENS NATURAL½NISH

continuous T5 light B0F-01: Box office desk

TIMBER FRAMED CURTAINWALL "ECKER

 !  !

acrylic opal programme holder

B0F-02:storage

GL-21 roof light

10mm perspex finger jointed sheet tapped into10mm edge of bracket

new planter 1800mm from external wall

XW-44 Timber bench w1/44

w1/45

10mm perspex finger jointed sheet tapped into10mm edge of bracket

yellow polyester powder coatted trunking data+power cover

boarded over

W1/47

700

clean existing tiling

700

0LAN

B0F-05:leaflet display with felt skirt

w1/42

w1/43

ST-02 balastrade

multipurpose space details

BOX OFFICE -SECTION box office desk 2

d1/11

XW-32 cables XP-01

support of existing masonry pier to SE spec and details (alternative corbel?)

CL-21 acoustic ceiling

RS-41

CL-21 acoustic ceiling

CL-02 pb ceiling

position and size of steels to be confirmed

H/L pipe run refer to M&E spec and dwgs

CL-21 acoustic ceiling

channels packed with timber offcuts

XW-21 timber fencing

vent duct to M+E spec and dwgs structural opening to wall nom. 900mm x 400mm

IW-22 wall lining

3

RS-31

artist's terrace

401

BOX OFFICE -DETAIL

3

Scale 1/10 @ A1 or 1/20 @ A3

fire exit sign new structural steel to SE spec and drawings flood light to electrical engineers spec

GL-31

bar

GL-31

XW-22 security shutter GL-04 glazed screen

GL-02 folding screen

G.35

FX-18

FX-18

CHAPTER ARTS CENTER_CARDIFF_2007 form reeses in IW-22 wall lining for radiator

dG/35.4

carpark

G.29

trench heater to M+E spec

flat panel radiator refer to M&E spec and dwgs

A

XW-41 concrete bench

courtyard

XW-03 ramp

dG/35.5

FS-02 slab

Section B-B

Long section through Cafe and Patio

B

RS-01

412

new roof, insulation and membrane

RS-02

B

RWP GL-61 secondary glazing

FX-16 curtain track

ST-21 balustrade

boarded boarded over over

d1/60.22

FX-17 new retractable seating w1/13

w1/12

w1/11

w1/10

W1/47 W1/47

GL-21 GL-21 roof light light roof

theatre

theatre foyer

new planter 1800mm from external wall

XW-44 Timber bench w1/44

w1/45 w1/45

w1/42

w1/43

1.60

1.61

ST-02 balastrade

GL-11 light box RS-31

artist's terrace d1/11 d1/60.4

XW-32 cables

B

XP-01 CL-03

CL-03

CL-03

CL-03

support of of existing existing support masonry pier pier to to SE SE spec spec masonry and details details and (alternative corbel?) corbel?) (alternative

RS-41

CL-21 acoustic ceiling

PT-33 blackboard paint

concourse

BOF-05 leaflet display

cafe

bar

G.30

G.35

wG/8

existing masonry pier behind new liniing

IR-41 retain glazed screen behind box office

Section B-B

longtitudinal section Long section through concourse

existing chimney pier retained

CHAPTER ARTS CENTRE,barCARDIFF IW-22 wall lining

SECTIONS BB AS PROPOSED

A

Section B-B

4000 2000

channels packed with timber offcuts

XW-21 timber fencing

vent duct to M+E spec and dwgs structural opening to wall nom. 900mm x 400mm

fire exit sign new structural steel to SE spec and drawings flood light to electrical engineers spec

GL-31

GL-31

FX-18

courtyard

lining for radiator Scale 1/50 @ A1 and 1/100 @ A3 trench heater to M+E spec dG/35.4

XW-41 concrete bench

Long section through CafeOctober and Patio 2007

carpark XW-03 ramp

FS-02 slab

CHA / 302 /

FX-18

G.29

dG/35.5

ASH SAKULA ARCHITECTS T 020 7831 0195 F 020 7831 0629 E info@ashsak.com

XW-22 security shutter GL-04 glazed screen

GL-02 folding screen

G.35

flat panel radiator refer to M&E spec and dwgs

dG/30.7

2000 1000

dG/30.11

CL-21 acoustic ceiling

form reeses in IW-22 wall

new opening to gallery with sliding pocket door dG/30.10

1000 500

BOF-01 desk GL-01

0

XW-31 bike hoops

B

6000 3000

G.30

STAGE E

wG/9

mm

PT-12 magnetic paint

CL-02 pb ceiling

position and size of steels to be confirmed

H/L pipe pipe run run H/L refer to to M&E M&E refer spec and and spec dwgs dwgs

ventilation grille with signage

CL-21 acoustic ceiling


white house redux_2008

A Reminder for the Elected and the Unelected

international ideas competition for storefront gallery_NY in collaboration with arch. d.mrdja

The White House is a universally recognised symbol of political authority and a proven – and successful - architectural embodiment of power. We would like to keep it as it is, in the position that it is and in the city that it is in. With one additional. The Other House. The White House bears the trace of every individual who has been given the right to reside in it, those who have won the majority of votes in each of the 56 presidental elections in America. What there is no trace of, however, no reference to, nor symbol of, are 56 and more of those who tried and failed to gain this office. Without these, the Unelected, there would be no Elected. The Other House is a spatial representation of the Unelected. It is a mirror of the White House. But stripped of its functions. It serves not as a memorial but as a reminder. The Other House does not undermine the White House nor acts in opposition to it, but works with it. It is a counterweight. It becomes apparent only when one starts to enquire about it and goes beyond the surface.


plan

WHITE HOUSE REDUX_2008

section


TWO FAMILY HOUSES_DIONISSOS_ATHENS_2004 possition held: project architect/ own practice

The project required two family houses in Dionyssos, an emerging upper-class suburb of Athens. According to the site's urban requirements, the houses had to be united in one building. By twisting the volumes of the buildings enabled both to have south warded yards and view to the neighbouring hills on the east. The house volumes are ascending to the west following the plot's inclination. The north side of the plot is used for accessing the houses and the common garage, which is situated on the second basement. A stone wall on the north side of each house is offering protection from the harsh winder winds typical for this area, while the majority of the openings are looking south. The tiled roof is obligatory.


north facade

longtitudinal section

TWO FAMILY HOUSES_DIONISSOS_ATHENS

Level 1 plan

20044


MANIATIS HOTEL_SPARTA_2000 possition held: ARCHITECT/ WERNER MARITSAS DESIGN/ www.wernermaritsas.com Maniatis hotel is situated in the historic centre of Sparta. The original building was constructed in the 70 s and a drastic renovation of lobby and restaurant area was needed. A minimal solution was proposed in order to be coherent to the Spartan rigorous and sincere character. The central point of the space design, the reception, is located between the restaurant and the lobby. Mobile glass partition walls are used to separate or unify the space depending on the need, allowing the sunlight to penetrate at any time. The relatively small dimensions of the space are visually increased by using a special wall painting technique with metal gloss. For the same reason, a lot of transparent and metallic furniture is used. The furniture was selected with desire to resemble the spontaneity and comfort ness of a house and not an austere logic of a hotel lobby. Some parts of illumination are custom made in order to contribute to the space s character.


PUBLISHED IN VOGUE OCT 2000

PUBLISHED IN MAISON DECORATION MAY 2000

MANIATIS HOTEL_ PRESS CLIPPINGS


ELOUNDA BAY HOTEL _ CRETE _ 1999

possition held: ASSISTANT ARCHITECT/ WERNER MARITSAS DESIGN/ www.wernermaritsas.com

Maniatis hotel is situated in the historic centre of Sparta. The original building was constructed in the 70’ s and a drastic renovation of lobby and restaurant area was needed. A minimal solution was proposed in order to be coherent to the Spartan rigorous and sincere character. The central point of the space design, the reception, is located between the restaurant and the lobby. Mobile glass partition walls are used to separate or unify the space depending on the need, allowing the sunlight to penetrate at any time. The relatively small dimensions of the space are visually increased by using a special wall painting technique with metal gloss. For the same reason, a lot of transparent and metallic furniture is used. The furniture was selected with desire to resemble the spontaneity and comfort ness of a house and not an austere logic of a hotel lobby. Some parts of illumination are custom made in order to contribute to the space’ s character.


ELOUNDA BAY HOTEL _ CRETE _ 1999


POLIS GRAND HOTEL _ ATHENS _ 2004

possition held: ARCHITECT/ WERNER MARITSAS DESIGN/ www.wernermaritsas.com

Polis hotel is situated in the centre of Athens. The original building was done in the 70’ s and renovation of all public spaces (reception and a small lobby- bar on the first level, toilets and offices on the second, restaurant, kitchen, lobby and bistro on the third and roof garden on the terrace)was needed. The intention was to create a completely new atmosphere that would be fresh and friendly. Due to the restricted space, especially on the third level, there were proposed solutions with transformable character, i.e. furniture that could serve different functions, movable partition walls in order to smudge the limits of each functionThe air-condition ducts are visible, instead of being hidden in suspended ceiling, offering additional height in the third level. The use of art works such as the wire sculptures in the entrance and the lobby and the four meter long pearl chandelier that is unifying the first and second level, contributes to the forthcoming and distinct atmosphere of the hotel spaces.


POLIS GRAND HOTEL _ ATHENS _ 2004

ROOF GARDEN PLAN AND ELEVATION


POLIS GRAND HOTEL _ ATHENS _ 2004 possition held: ARCHITECT/WERNER MARITSAS DESIGN/ www.wernermaritsas.

The main toilets are situated on a mezzanine floor of small dimensions between the main entrance and the lobby on the first floor. It is an auxiliary space but it is situated in a central point for the hotel. Instead of concealing the space we decided to turn it into an interesting feature. The entrance halls in female and male toilets are separated by glass partitions using a film of unidirectional visibility that enlarge the dimensions of the space while securing privacy. A four meter long pearl chandelier made by Parisian jewellery artist Aris Geldis is between the two halls and it is also visible from the mezzanine. The chandelier that extends to two floor levels unifies the lobby with the entrance while creating an interesting ambient in the mezzanine space.


POLIS GRAND HOTEL _ ATHENS _ 2004


SHOP WINDOWS_ATHENS_2002 possition held: ARCHITECT/ IN COLLABORATION WITH W.MARITSAS The Shop is a store of contemporary urban clothing in the centre of Athens. The client requested three different designs for the shop window, each one for a different collection: spring, summer and autumn. Prints on cardboard, astro turf, plastic animals and ribbons, all attached to dexion frame, were creating a funny and surprising stage for the manequins. It was also a quest to create a result that would attracting the passer-bys attention without overshadowing the exhibited clothes. .


AUTUMN

SUMMER

SHOP WINDOWS_ATHENS_2002


OFF STORE _ BELGRADE _ 2006 possition held: ARCHITECT/ COLLABORATION WITH ARCH.D.MRDJA Space of only 13m2 was rented for this T-shirt store in the centre of Belgrade. The owner, a young street wear manufacturer, wanted to gain both an original display of products, a significant storage space and enough room for customers to freely move around.The solution was found in creating a closet-like structure that would group and conceal all store's functions: seller's desk, cabin, display space, storage space. Some of these are accessed directly, others by opening panels. The materials chosen for the store are trying to bridge the gap between different tastes of several target groups that vary from alternative youth to fancy urban crowd. The closet-like structure has a light steel construction and is covered by OSB panels. Rough panels made without surface layer reveal its' wood chip structure. Except for a layer of varnish, panels are left untreated and thus making a contrast to silky wallpapers that wrap the store. A special feature are plastic boxes hanging from the ceiling. They provide extra storage space. When properly folded, 10 to 15 T-shirts can fit, on top of each other, in each of these boxes. As they are transparent from below, the boxes also serve as a T-shirt display element.


OFF STORE _ BELGRADE _ 2006


COMPETITION FOR NEW MAYOR HALL _ IOANNINA _ 2005 possition held: ASSISTANT ARCHITECT/ ACHITECTURAL TEAM: M. MANDALAKI_K.VAZAKAS_K.DASKALAKIS

The competition brief required the preliminary drawings of a new mayor hall in the city of Ioannina in Greece. The proposed solution, apart from being a functioning contemporary building, creates a new public space that continues in the interior of the building. The embracing position of the building and the flux of the movements of the public invoke permeability and civic participation. The entry won the second price.


GROUND FLOOR PLAN

COMPETITION FOR NEW MAYOR HALL _ IOANNINA _ 2005

SECTION B-B


AMVYX WAREHOUSE_ MESOGEA_ ATTICA_ 2005 possition held: ARCHITECT/ ANTONIS GEORGIADIS ENGINEERS The building conists of two parts, storage space, occupying the majority of on the ground floor and on the basement and office space on the ground level. Different volumetric treatment marks the functions. The uniformity of storage area is contrasted with the lavishness of the offices. To tone the contrast down, facades are treated by the same material. The hight and the size of the warehouse is the maximum allowed by urban regulations.


b

c a GROUND FLOOR PLAN

AMVYX WAREHOUSE_ MESOGEA_ ATTICA_ 2005

a

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KAMPERIS WAREHOUSE _ ATTICA _ 2005 possition held: ARCHITECT/ ANTONIS GEORGIADIS ENGINEERS Mesogea is the neighbouring area of Athens new airport, which is nowadays developing intensively as an industrial and warehouse quarter. The customer wanted to construct a logistic warehouse with office facilities in order to rent. The requirements were to create the storage space rentable to two different customers. The softer, easier to excavate soil found in the back of the plot during the geological study determined the position of the basement. The main U beam column structure partially follows the basement's concrete columns grid. Two functions, storage and office, are enhanced by the use of different materials.


ground floor plan

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KAMPERIS WAREHOUSE _ ATTICA _ 2005

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axonometric


OFFICE AND RETAIL BUILDING_ MESOGEION AVENUE_ 2001 possition held: ARCHITECT/ KAPON PERGAMIAN ARCHITECTS This mixed-use building is on one of the busiest and fastest Athenian avenues. The volume of the building was designed with the intention of capturing fragments of drivers' attention while speeding along in their cars. The base of the building consists of three retail units which extend to the basement as storage space. The upper floors are open plan offices and are accessed by a separate entrance. The difference between retail and office units is accentuated by the break of main volume in two and the use of different materials.


garage plan

basement plan

ground floor plan

typical office plan

OFFICE AND RETAIL BUILDING_ MESOGEION AVENUE_ 2001

east (main) facade

south facade

north facade


ALFA ROMEO SHOWROOM_ATHENS_2001 possition held: ARCHITECT/ KAPON PERGAMIAN ARCHITECTS The duality of the building, being at the same time both showroom and garage, was unified with the industrial skin. The mere functionalism of the process of repair and display marked the differentiation in the interior which are customised to respond to the aesthetics of Alfa Romeo brand.


FLOOR PLAN

ALFA ROMEO SHOWROOM_ ATHENS_ 2001


Lancia/Fiat/Suzuki pavilions_International Car Expo_2000 possition held: ARCHITECT/ KAPON PERGAMIAN ARCHITECTS

The design of the pavilion had to represent the aesthetics of each company while encompassing elements of surprise in order to attract the visitors of the exhibition inside the pavilion and also visually engage them for the longest possible time. Important elements that influenced the design are the direction of the flow of visitors, the size and location of the exhibition space and the marketing strategies of each of the companies.


FLOOR PLAN AND CAR SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION

Lancia/Fiat/Suzuki pavilions_International Car Expo_2000

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COMPLEX OF TWO RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS_PORTO RAFTI_2005 possition held: ARCHITECT/ ANTONIS GEORGIADIS ENGINEERS

The customer owned two neighbouring plots in Porto Rafti that could not be converted into one larger plot because of the legislative requirements of the area. Therefore two attached but autonomous habitation buildings had to be built. The size of each building is the maximum allowed and it is composed of three floors and the piloti. The piloti maximises the view to the sea front in every apartment and adds 2m to the allowed height of the building. Each apartment has a living room and dinning room facing the sea, a service zone containing the kitchen and the bathrooms and the bedrooms facing the north hills. The facades of the two buildings have similar character and are derived from the area's characteristics.


GROUND FLOOR PLAN

COMPLEX OF TWO RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS_PORTO RAFTI_2005

SECTION A-A

SECTION B-B


D.AREOPAGITOU FACADE DESIGN _ 2008 , COMPETITION_ IN COLLABORATION WITH ARCH. D.MRDJA The competition was an attempt to stop the campaign for demolishing two listed building that are between the Acropolis and the New Acropolis Museum and thus partially blocking the clear line of sight between these two athenian landmarks. Our proposal tries to achieve a reconciliation: as these buildings are turning their backs to the museum they need to establish a new relationship with it and in the same way that buildings of all adjacent blocks are facing the museum, so should these two. Morphology of the main facades is recreated on top of the equivalent secondary ones. Perforated stainless steel panels are fixed onto metal frames and positioned 600mm in front from the existing facades. The motif on the panels represents the facades on D. Areopagitou and Mitsaion Streets and is created by modifying perforation density. Perforations allow for ventilation and create shade without obstructing daylight. Panels are treated with electricity to gain yellow gray shades that match with the rock of Acropolis dominating the sight


D.AREOPAGITOU FACADE DESIGN _ 2008 ,


EPHEMERAL STRUCTURES FOR THE OLYMPIC GAMES _ 2002 COMPETITION_ COLLABORATION WITH D.KOTAS, D TSAFOU, K.GENZ The structure is transported and stored as a container. When installed on a site, the container opens and creates a space for a simple game. The game gives an opportunity to people to express themselves publicly in written form. At the front side of the container, the texts are displayed on public space on a mechanical screen. At the back side, texts are prepared discussed and negotiated. Parasite / Ephemeral The structure is not mounted but unfolded. It can function fully or partially open adapting its shape to the site. When it is installed the container breaks to different rectangular surfaces, the inside is exposed and a space is created from vertical and horizontal rectangular elements. Using rectangular forms and rough materials the structure adapts to the morphology of the urban space of Athens. Its main facade (the screen) is changing every time it is used. Its ephemerality and its changeability are expressed in its form when it is open.


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Open and adjust feet before place

5 Unlock and open entrance ramp

9 Pull out and hung floor

2 Unlock and pull open panel of screen lights

6 Push roof up and fix in position

10 Pull out library

3 Unlock screen cover and fix in horizontal

7 Unlock back door and let ropes slide gently

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8 Open panel and fix horizontaly

12 Open tent

Close panel


ENTRANCE IN PALIA PENTELI_ATHENS_2003 possition held: ARCHITECT/ OWN PRACTICE The brief required the replacement of the existing residence's gate with a new one with an addition of a garage shelter. An L shaped concrete element unifies the entrance and the garage. The wood planks that are cladding the doors are fitted apart just enough to allow for a short glimpse at the interior from outside. The strict geometrical shape of the entrance complex built in rough and unadorned materials is complimenting residence's elegant and simple style.


ROOF PLAN

SECTION A-A

SHELTER PLAN

PLAN

FRONT FACADE ,

ENTRANCE IN PALIA PENTELI_ATHENS_2003

CONSTRUCTION DETAILS


MONOLOGOS_EXIBITION DESIGN_BARCELONA_2002 STUDENT PROJECT_IN COLLABORATION WITH S.VILLAR VAZQUEZ AND P.INGLESIAS The Project required both the curation of an exhibition and the design of the exhibition space which was inside the monastery of Santa Maria de Pedralves in Barcelona. The topic of the exhibition had to be related to "malestar= being in an bad condition". The topic that was chosen was solitude expressed as miscommunication. The works that were chosen are criticizing the rupture of social and personal relationships and are culminating with "white" ,a site-specific installation about alienation. The character of the space was maintained by minimizing any intervention necessary for the exhibition and leaving as many uncovered surfaces as possible. Concrete L-shaped panels in natural colour were used for exhibiting the works and directing the public. The spatial characteristics were completely and deliberately erased inside "white".The visitor enters and is directed though corridors with impeccable white surfaces to private viewing booths. He is listening to a incomprehensible murmur. The sound stops inside the booths. He alone can peep to a white void cube.


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MONOLOGOS_EXIBITION DESIGN_BARCELONA_2002

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BIRTH INTEROGATION SURGERY DEATH_BARCELONA_2002 PERFORMANCE IN THE AUDITORIUM OF UPC_IN COLLABORATION WITH GORAN SLAVIC We wanted to illustrate four intense situations in which the visual information remains the same while the space is described aurally. The stable visual information is a strong photographic flash that is directed to the participants. The double base performs the beats of the heart I breathe on a microphone that is connected to an amplifier. The participants are sitting on a semicircle and we are on the center The lights turn off and the space remains completely dark


Birth Heart beat Flash First breath /parallel heart beating Sounds fade out simultaneously Silence Dark

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Interrogation Strong heart beat/ fast breathing Flash Strong heart beat / breathing gets more steady, more controlled Sounds fade out simultaneously Silence Dark

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Surgery Absolutely rhythmical heart beat /absolutely rhythmical breath through a mask Flash Absolutely rhythmical heart beat /absolutely rhythmical breath through a mask Sounds fade out simultaneously Silence Dark

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Death Slow heart beat / slows breath Last breath Flash Silence Darkness

Lights turn on

BIRTH INTEROGATION SURGERY DEATH_BARCELONA_2002

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Aquarium The rhyme The rhythm The moulds of the forms I see The fishes into The water The ideas In the head they seem To move In a similar way The rhyme The rhythm The moulds of the forms

Homage at Joan Brossa_BARCELONA_2002 INSTALLATION/ IN COLLABORATION WITH DESPOINA TSAFOU AND RENEE HARIRI


This is a project dedicated to Joan Brossa (1918-1998) a Catalan abstract poet and artist whose work is characterized by irony and allegory. It focuses on the transformation of a poem into an installation which took place at Barceloneta, Barcelona. The construction is based on the children's game where the two cans and a connecting string are used to form a "telephone". The construction is symbolic and analogous to the chosen poem. The cans are symbolising the ideas' containers. The string is connecting them actually and metaphorically. The repetition of "telephones" is instructing the rhythm. Each one of them is composed of two equal parts that are in the beginning and the end of it, as well as of a third part that connects them, just as Brossa's poem is starting and ending with two same verses, while a third, different one unites them. The linearity of their form refers to the area's character, the strong line of the horizon, the break of the buildings and the edge of the wooden deck. The materials and colours are kept as simple as possible and refer to the simple and direct way of Brossa's expression.

Homage at Joan Brossa_Barcelona The public is participating actively in the installation. The visitor is listening from one can. In the other side, there is the sea. Is the sea talking? Can anybody listen to the fishes moving in the water? The visitor is unavoidably thinking. Ideas are moving in the brain without any specific subject. They move into the water. Free.


REMEMBER ME_BARCELONA_2002 product design_lamp/to/go The lamp was created as a flashing gift to the loved ones who live abroad. Entire lamp can be dismantled and fitted in a narrow box, easy to post abroad. The lamp was to be reassembled within 5 minutes. Any image can be attached to the paper cover. X-rays were used in the pictured example as meassages of absolute intimacy and sincerity. Once turned on the lamp remindes to the loved ones of your absence, yet partial presence.


REMEMBER ME_BARCELONA_2002


TIRISM_SHORT FILMS_BELGRADE_2002 IN COLLABORATION WITH ARCH. DEJAN MRDJA

Tirism is a short low-fi video. The five episodes of the video describe my first visit to Belgrade and Novi Sad, Serbia, giving only the outlines of my daily activities. Carefully avoiding and deliberately neglecting the main reasons of my visit to Serbia, the video is depicting only peculiarities of the Serbian cities that I am visiting, small personal details in my closest environment and glitches in the video equipment used for the making of that video. Tirism was presented in Deputnale Film Festival in Linz, Austria.


POWER GAMES _ MALTA _ 1998 INSTALLATION IN VALETA FORTRESS An installation literally on the edge of the Valletta Fortress. An oversized table game built with in-situ found material, engaging concepts of greediness and power seizure. The winner is the player who reaches first the central tower and seizes the power. Players face different options in each one of the game’ s positions. The ones who select ethical or easy, untroubled options die. Only the greediest and most determined can win. But his/her end is not as happy as it seems. The game is narrated.


POWER GAMES _ MALTA _ 1998


VOODOOROOM_MALTA_1998 INSTALLATION IN VALETA FORTRESS

Voodoroom pavilion is a spatial experiment on information access. Enclosed and introvert, it is reversing the characteristics of the typical info stand. The outer walls are made of scrap material found in the area. This results in an unpolished appearance. Visitors are treated as initiates. Inside the light is very dim. The space providing information lies in the core of the space but it cannot be accessed or viewed directly. .Visitors should cross a set of narrow corridors, step into unstable floor and search for the core. An imaginary voodoo witch lurks inside. The information is granted to the brave ones.


VOODOOROOM_MALTA_1998


AQUARIUM AND RESEARCH CENTER_NTUA_2000 DIPLOMA PROJECT: IN COLLABORATION WITH MANIA ECONOMOU

The basic goal of the building is to interest the public in aquatic environmental issues. It consists of an aquarium and a museum accessible to public as well as a scientific center. It is situated in Ydroussa, an island close to Athenian coast, on a 16 meters high cliff that offers breathtaking views to the sea around it and the city opposite to it. The boat trip of the visitors in order to visit the building is establishing the first contact with the sea. The main entrance is on the upper level of the cliff and the visitors’ tour finishes at the sea level. The overall form of the building is composed of two different structures - a structural framework based on a orthogonal system that hosts the scientific center and a metallic shell created by deconstructing the structure of a sea crustacean that hosts the museum .The form express the duality that we see in both the project (nature/technology) and the site (island/city). The aquarium is dug underground since it is an artificial environment that requires totally controlled conditions.


AQUARIUM AND RESEARCH CENTER_NTUA_2000


AQUARIUM AND RESEARCH CENTER_NTUA_2000

ENTRANCE LEVEL PLAN


AQUARIUM AND RESEARCH CENTER_NTUA_2000

ROOF PLAN


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AQUARIUM AND RESEARCH CENTER_NTUA_2000

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PUBLIC SCHOOL OF THEATRICAL STUDIES_NTUA_1998 STUDENT PROJECT Sophocles said "theatre is the mirror of life". Inspired by that phrase, the form of the building is actually an inversion, a mirroring of the existing building conditions in the centre of Athens which are dominated by a repetitive rectangular grid. The "shell" of the school is formed by non rectangular surfaces while the metal structure, which supports the shell and organizes the human movement, is organized in an orthogonal grid. By using a system of mountable platforms and stairs attached on the grid, a variety of theatre scenes can be crated inside the building or in the inner yard. The educational spaces are composing the base of the building that opens towards the smaller streets which maintain a strong neighbourhood feeling. The theatrical performance is by that way interfering with the daily activity of the district. The videoteque and the theatre are forming two distinct volumes in the top of the building that are united by the foyer and are turning towards the main avenue, expressing their public character.


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FOYER VIDEOTEQUE

PUBLIC SCHOOL OF THEATRICAL STUDIES_NTUA_1998

THEATRE

MAIN ENTRANCE

ALEXANDRAS AVENUE


VOX CINEMA CENTER _ ATHENS_ 1998 STUDENT PROJECT _ IN COLLABORATION WITH L.THEODOSIS The project required the design of a cinema centre in the lower floor of an existing two storey building in Exarheia called Vox. The centre consists of a store, a small amphitheatre used for projections, a cafe and a space for exhibitions. The main lines of the plan resemble the movement of the opening of the camera lens with the projection amphitheatre as the focus point and the rest of the commercial functions evolving around it .The furniture, the pavement and the faรงade are designed to give the impression of image fragmentation. By incorporating screens and posters in the mobile equipment, the centre is emitting information both to users and passers-by.


MEZZANINE PLAN

VOX CINEMA CENTER

DETAIL OF GROUND FLOOR PLAN

EXHIBITION SPACE


ENTRANCE IN ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE _ NTUA _ 1997 STUDENT PROJECT _ IN COLLABORATION WITH MANIA ECONOMOU The archaeological site of Eleysina is a place of great importance, because of the "Eleusinian mysteries", secret initiation ceremonies, that were taking place there. The initiation was believed to unite the worshipper with the Gods .The fertility of the earth, the springs and the flow of water as productive energy, the descent in the underground word, were part of the myths of Demeter and Persephone that held strong symbolisms during the ceremonies. The project required the design of the entrance on the archaeological site. The main concept of the synthesis derived from the long procession of initiates from Acropolis to Eleusina .The route is marked in the main square preceding the entrance by a line of shallow running water. The entrance takes the form of a sunken garden which is nourished by the water flow. The visitor follows the flow, descents in the garden and emerges again in order to visit the site.


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MODELS

CONCEPT MODEL

LONGTITUDINAL SECTION

LANDSCAPE DETAIL


model making_miscelaneous projects_1992/2000


model making_miscelaneous projects_1992/2000

Orsalia Dimitriou Portfolio  

Orsalia Dimitriou is a free lance architect and a PhD candidate in the department of Visual Cultures in Goldsmiths University of London

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