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:
- Dexamenes – Winner of Best Resort and Best Room & Bathroom at 100% Hotel Design Awards, 2020
- Villa Mandra – Nominated for Best Residential Project at Créateurs Design Awards, 2021
- Dexamenes – Winner of Ultimate Accolade Award in AHEAD Global Awards 2020
- Dexamenes – Winner of Best Creative Conversion in the AHEAD Global Awards 2020
- Villa Mandra -Winner of Best Architecture Single Residence Greece, Europe | International Property Awards 2020
- Domes Zeen Chania – Winner of Best Resort in the AHEAD Europe Awards, 2020
- Dexamenes – Popular Choice Winner in the Hotels & Resorts category of Architizer A+Awards, 2020
- k-studio Special Mention in the Best Young Firm and Best in Europe category of Architizer A+Firm Awards, 2021
- Villa Mandra- Winner in the Architectural Design -Residential Architecture – Single Family category, The Architectural Masterprize 2020
- Perianth Hotel – Winner in Best Suite of the Year category at the Greek Hotel of the Year Awards, 2020
- Dexamenes – 3rd Award in Hospitality [Built] ACDA, 2020
- Villa Mandra – Winner of Architecture Single Residence Award, European Property Awards 2020-2021
- Dexamenes – Winner of Best Suite in the AHEAD Europe Awards, 2019
- Canaves Oia Epitome – Winner in Best Resort category at 100% Hotel Design Awards, 2019
- Dexamenes – Winner in Best New Architecture In An Existing Building at the DOMES 10Yr Awards, 2019
- Vora – Shortlisted for Best Resort in the world in the AHEAD Global Awards, 2019
- Vora – Winner of Best Resort in the AHEAD Europe Awards, 2018
- Anhinga – Shortlisted for the EIA Architectural Awards, 2017
- Plane House – Overall winner of the Best Vacation House Award – Ktirio Magazine 30th Anniversary Awards, 2016
- Scorpios – Shortlisted for the Restaurant & Bar Design Awards, 2016
- OPSO – Shortlisted for the Restaurant & Bar Design Awards, 2015
- k-studio part of the Greek Pavilion Exhibition at the Venice Architecture Biennale, 2014
- Plane House – Nominated for the Mies Van der Rohe Award, 2013
- Barbouni – Nominated for the Mies Van der Rohe Award, 2013
- k-studio shortlisted for the Young Greek Architects Award, 2012
- k-studio part of the Young Greek Architects Awards Exhibition at the Benaki Museum in Athens, 2012
- Capanna – Shortlisted for the Bar & Restaurant Design Awards, 2012
- Barbouni – Shortlisted for the Bar & Restaurant Design Award, 2012
- k-studio – included in Wallpaper* Magazine’s Architects Directory, 2012