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.

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.

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.

WE ARE A CREATIVE STUDIO OF ARCHITECTS
AND INTERIOR DESIGNERS BASED IN CENTRAL ATHENS

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.

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.

RECOGNITION

100 Best Architecture Firms in the World _ 2024 _ Archello _  K-Studio _ No. 33

GRAIL Awards _ 2024 _ Gold Architecture Distinction _ Liknon _ Winner

GRAIL Awards _ 2024 _ Public Interest Architecture _ Liknon _ Winner

European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture _ 2023 _ Mies van der Rohe Award _ Liknon _ Shortlisted

Archello Awards _ 2023 _ Cultural Interior of the Year _ Liknon _ Jury Winner

Archello Awards _ 2023 _ Cultural Interior of the Year _ Liknon _ Public Vote Winner

AHEAD Europe Awards _ 2023 _ Best Resort _ W Costa Navarino _ Winner

The A+List: Architizer’s Top Architecture and Design Firms to Watch in 2024 _ 2023 _ K-Studio

100% Hotel Architect of the Year _ 2023 _ K-Studio _ Winner

Kyoto Global Design Awards _ 2023 _ Best 100 _ K-Studio

Archello: 25 best architecture firms in Greece_ 2023 _ K-Studio _ No. 1

International Architecture Awards _ 2023 _ Liknon _ Winner

DNA Paris Design Awards _ 2023 _ Liknon _ Winner

Architizer A+ Awards _ 2023 _ Architecture +Stone _ Liknon _ Winner

DOMA Greek Architecture Awards _ 2023 _ Completed Work Award _ Liknon _ Winner

AZ Awards _ 2023 _ Landscape Architecture _ Liknon _ People’s Choice _ Winner

AHEAD Global Awards _ 2022 _ Best Suite _ Kalesma _ Winner

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 _ Adaptive Reuse _ Dexamenes _ People’s Choice Winner

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

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

PUBLICATIONS

Architizer: The World’s Best Architecture (11th Annual) _ 2023 _ Architizer _ Liknon

Greek Architecture Awards 2023 _ 2023 _ DOMa _ Liknon

Building For Change – The Architecture of Creative Reuse _ 2022 _ Gestalten _ Dexamenes

Slow Escapes _ 2022 _ Gestalten _ Dexamenes

The ArchDaily Guide to Good Architecture _ 2022 _ Gestalten _ Dexamenes

Catalogue EUmies Awards 2022 _ 2022 _ Dexamenes

The Mediterranean Home _ 2022 _ Gestalten _ Kalesma

A Home Away from Home – Exceptional Houses for Discerning Travelers _ 2022 _ Beta-Plus Publishing _ Villa Mandra

Brutalism Reinvented – 21st Century Modernist Architecture _ 2022 _ Prestel _ Dexamenes

Deux Hotels en Grèce: Crees A Partit De Lieux Insolite – Two Surprising Locations in Greece Transformed into Hotels _ 2022 _ ESAIL Lab _ Dexamenes & Vora

K-Studio | Experience 2010-2019 _ 2021 _ Aris Marinakis Architectural Editions

Contemporary Wabi-Sabi Style _ 2021 _ Artpower Publishing Co. Ltd _ CCC, Dexamenes, Vora & Scorpios

Great Escapes: Mediterranean _ 2021 _ Taschen _ Dexamenes

Travel Colors City Guides: Greece _ 2021 _ Canaves & Villa Mandra

Monokatoikies _ 2021 _ Ktirio _ Villa Mandra

Illusion in Design: New Trends in Architecture and Interiors _ 2021 _ Rizzoli _ Dexamenes

Wallpaper* City Guide Athens _ 2020 _ Wallpaper* _ Queen Bee, Athenee, Capanna, Scorpios, CCC & Canaves Oia

New Perspectives – The Design Hotels Book Edition 2020 _ 2020 _ Perianth, Dexamenes & Vora

A+ Awards Book – The World’s Best Architecture 2020 _ 2020 _ Phaidon _ Dexamenes

Living in Nature _ 2020 _ Phaidon _ Villa Mandra

The New Mediterranean – Homes And Interiors Under the Southern Sun _ 2019 _ Gestalten _ Akri House & Scorpios

Mykonos Muse _ 2018 _ Assouline _ Scorpios