K-STUDIO is a design practice rooted in Architecture.
Our contextual approach produces unique and immersive experiences through Architecture, Interior and Hardscape Design, allowing us to achieve a holistic sense of experience across the range of spatial qualities within every project. This approach is applied to any scale of project and allows us to treat larger scale, more complex works as collections of smaller studies, creating expansive systems for design with greater clarity, definition and attention to detail.
We are a creative studio of architects and interior designers based in central Athens.
Our home is Greece, a country of incredible natural beauty and resources, where the cultural identity is founded upon being outside and making good, economic use of local skills, materials and agriculture to provide nourishing hospitality to visitors from near or far.
We create crafted architectural experiences that are informed by tradition, enriched by materiality and inspired by contemporary life. We do not like waste. We make minimal interventions that use minimal resources and always prefer to work with the elements to create comfort that is naturally luxurious. Our expertise is instinctive and is applied to projects of various programs. But over the years through academic research and practical experience we have evolved to specialize in the design and realization of projects within the leisure industry.
Enjoyment is paramount in determining the success of our designs, from private holiday homes to restaurants, bars, hotels and resorts. But it was also the driving force behind the recently completed designs of 2 larger scale projects: a marina on the Turkish coast, and the refurbishment of Mykonos Airport.
We work collaboratively with highly experienced and knowledgeable teams to enrich and expand our services and results. Over time we have nurtured and continue to nurture our valued relationships with companies such as WATG, Tombazis & Associate Architects, Betaplan S.A., ISV Architects and Lambs and Lions.
We have enjoyed working with and learning from the vastly experienced and knowledgeable teams of clients such as Four Seasons and O & O in Athens, and TEMES in the Peloponnese. We have also been invited to bring our contextual approach to international projects in destinations as varied as Israel, Qatar, Panama and Kuala Lumpur.
Wherever we go our ethos remains the same: to build strong identities and architectural narratives that use the local context in balance with contemporary aspirations to elevate and enrich the user’s enjoyment.
Awards & Adventures:
- World Architecture Festival _ 2022 _ International Building Beauty Prize _ supported by the Royal Fine Art Commission Trust _ Dexamenes _ Winner
- AHEAD Europe Awards_ 2022 _ Best Suite _ Kalesma _ Winner
- 100% Hotel Design Awards _ 2022 _ Best Resort _ Kalesma _ Winner
- 100% Hotel Design Awards _ 2022 _ Best Surrounding Areas _ Kalesma _ Winner
- European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture _ 2022 _ Mies van der Rohe Award _ Dexamenes _ Shortlisted
- Prix Versailles _ 2022 _ Europe, Hotel Category _ Special Prize Exterior _ Kalesma _ Winner
- The Architectural Masterprize _ 2021 _ Large Firm of the Year Award in Multi-Disciplinary Interior Design _ k-studio _ Winner
- 100% Hotel Design Awards _ 2021 _ Best Lobby/Foyer/Reception _ Kalesma _ Winner
- 100% Hotel Design Awards _ 2021 _ Best Room/Bathroom _ Kalesma _ Winner
- Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design _ 2021 _ International Architecture Awards _ Hotels/Hospitality _ Dexamenes _ Winner
- Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design _ 2021 _ International Architecture Awards _ Private Houses _ Villa Mandra _ Winner
- AZ Awards _ 2021 _ Dexamenes _ Adaptive Reuse _ People’s Choice Winner
- Architizer A+Awards _ 2021 _ Best Young Firm _ k-studio_ Special Mention
- Architizer A+Awards _ 2021 _ Best Firm in Europe _ k-studio _ Special Mention
- Createurs Design Awards _ 2021 _ Best Residential Villa _ Villa Mandra _ Shortlisted
- World Architecture Festival _ 2020 & 2021 _ Completed Buildings, Hotel & Leisure _ Dexamenes _ Shortlisted
- World Architecture Festival _ 2020 & 2021 _ Completed Buildings, House & Villa, Rural & Nature _ Villa Mandra _ Highly Commended
- European Property Awards _ 2020 & 2021 _ Architecture, Single Residence _ Villa Mandra _ Winner
- 100% Hotel Design Awards _ 2020 _ Best Room & Bathroom _ Best Resort _ Dexamenes _ Winner
- 100% Hotel Design Awards _ 2020 _ Dexamenes _ Winner
- AHEAD Global Awards _ 2020 _ Ultimate Accolade Award _ Dexamenes _ Winner
- AHEAD Global Awards _ 2020 _ Best Creative Conversion _ Dexamenes _ Winner
- International Property Awards _ 2020 _ Best Architecture Single Residence in Greece _ Villa Mandra _ Winner
- International Property Awards _ 2020 _ Best Architecture Single Residence in Europe _ Villa Mandra _ Winner
- AHEAD Europe Awards _ 2020 _ Best Resort _ Domes Zeen Chania _ Winner
- Architizer A+Awards _ 2020 _ Hotels & Resorts Category_ Dexamenes _ Popular Choice Winner
- LIV HOSPITALITY DESIGN AWARDS _ Architecture-Living Space-Europe Category _ 2020 _ Dexamenes _ Winner
- LIV HOSPITALITY DESIGN AWARDS _ 2020 _ Architecture-Eating Space-Restaurant Category _ Helios _ Winner
- Greek Hotel of the Year Awards _ 2020 _ Best Suite _ Perianth Hotel _ Winner
- AHEAD Europe Awards _ 2019 _ Best Suite _ Dexamenes _ Winner
- 100% Hotel Design Awards _ 2019 _ Best Resort _ Canaves Oia Epitome _ Winner
- DOMA Greek Architecture Awards _ 2019 _ New Architecture In An Existing Building _ Dexamenes _ Winner
- AHEAD Europe Awards _ 2018 _ Best Resort _ Vora _ Winner
- Ktirio Magazine 30th Anniversary Awards supported by the EIA, Hellenic Institute of Architecture _ 2016 _ Best Vacation House Award _ Plane House _ Winner
- Restaurant & Bar Design Awards _ 2016 _ Europe Restaurant_ Scorpios _ Shortlisted
- Restaurant & Bar Design Awards _ 2015 _ London Restaurant _ OPSO _ Shortlisted
- European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture _ 2013 _ Mies van der Rohe Award _ Plane House _ Nominated
- European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture _ 2013 _ Mies van der Rohe Award_ Barbouni _ Nominated
- Young Greek Architects Awards organized by the Hellenic Institute of Architecture _ 2012 _ k-studio _ Shortlisted
- Restaurant & Bar Design Awards _ 2012 _ Europe Restaurant _ Capanna _ Shortlisted
- Restaurant & Bar Design Awards _ 2012 _ Europe Restaurant _ Barbouni _ Shortlisted