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Architecture in Greece

We’ve selected what we feel are the key examples of Greek Architecture. We aim to include Greek Buildings that are either of high quality. We cover completed Greek buildings, new building designs, Greek architectural exhibitions and architecture competitions across Greece. The focus is on contemporary Greek buildings but information on traditional buildings in Greece is also welcome.

We have 2 pages of Greek Architecture selections.

Greek Architecture : A-I (this page)

Greek Buildings : J-Z

Greek Building – Latest Designs

Greek Architecture News arranged chronologically:

illy Building, East Attica, central Greece – 12 Aug 2013
Design: A31 Architecture
illy Greece
photo : Yiannis Hadjiaslanis
Due to its location, one of the client’s – illy KAFEA S.A. the world famous coffee company’s branch in Greece-primary requests was the creation of a very strong and recognizable building. On the other hand, it was the architect’s intention to maintain extreme simplicity in the composition whilst the notions of comfort, technology, relaxation and brand representation remained 

Art Warehouse, Boeotia, central Greece – 7 Aug 2013
Design: A31 Architecture
Art Warehouse Greece
photo : Yiannis Hadjiaslanis
The Artist’s warehouse is a monolithic Modern structure. Its orthogonal plan is divided into 3 zones: Firstly, the cantilever with the balcony in the South, where the entrance is situated, secondly, the artist’s workspace and finally the attic in the North which serves as a storage space. A straight staircase connects the two levels, while the cantilevered concrete steps can serve as exhibition stands for the artist’s work.

Plane House, Skiathos, Greek Island – 25 Jun 2013
Design: K-STUDIO
Plane House Greece
photo : Yiorgos Kordakis
Plane House is a new-build, family house of approximately 500sqm on the island of Skiathos, Greece. The brief for the architects was to create a summer escape for family and friends with the emphasis on laid-back, social living. The aim for the project was to merge internal and external space, maximising the benefits of both and minimising the impact on the surrounding landscape.

Residence in Kifissia, northern Athens, central Greece
Design: Tense Architecture Network
Kifissia Residence Greece
photo : Filippo Poli
Residence in Kifissia – 27 May 2013
The residence’s plot is small and an adjacent building almost blocks the southern sun. The main part of the field should remain free and become the residence itself: an austere prism, centrally supported, hovers above the liberated ground.

Sikamino Residence, central Greece
Design: Tense Architecture Network
Sikamino Residence Greece
photograph : Stelios Delis
Sikamino Residence – 8 Mar 2013
The building shell is of reinforced concrete, exposed on roofs and walls. Iron frames, sun-protecting blinds, metallic shutters palliate the sense of transparency. The sculptural clarity of the concrete roof was attained by means of inversion of all beams but one, which abuts at the central column: the hearth.

Barbouni Beach Restaurant, Costa Navarino, south west Greece
Design: K-STUDIO
Barbouni Costa Navarino - Greek Architecture
photograph © Yiorgos Kordakis
Greek Beach Restaurant – 13 Feb 2013
The major challenge in the design for this building was dealing with the dominant natural conditions: the burning 40-degree midday sun and the notorious ‘Meltemi’ summer wind. Rather than blocking the effects of these natural forces, the architects welcomed them, embracing their qualities, adding them to their palate of materials, and turning them to the advantage of the design.

Venice Biennale Greek Pavilion
Pavilion of Greece at the 13th International Architecture Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia
Greek Pavilion Venice Biennale
image from organisers
Venice Biennale Greek Pavilion – 25 Aug 2012
The Greek participation for the 13th International Architecture Exhibition of la Biennale di Venezia focuses on the particular dynamic of Athens during a period of economic meltdown. Contemporary Athens is a city of strong contradictions: It is a city whose particular identity was shaped during post-World-War-II reconstruction.

New House in Paros, Cyclades
Design: React architects
Cyclades House
picture : Elias Chandelis
New House in Paros – 23 May 2012
The purpose of this study was to design two summer homes with guest houses, overlooking the sea and neighbouring island of Antiparos. The residences located on the highest point of the lot. The courtyards constitute the conjunctive element of residences.

Greek Architecture Walking Tours by e-architect – bespoke city walks
Acropolis Museum Building
photo : Christian Richters
Athens Architecture Walking Tours – launched May 2012

Grace Santorini Hotel, Santorini
Divercity and Mplusm, UK / Greece
Grace Santorini Hotel Greece
photo : Erieta Attali
Greek Hotel Building – 18 Aug 2011
How could one revive vernacular architecture in such an exceptional setting as Imerovigli, Santorini, with its view of the Caldera, opposite the Skaros rock? Generally rooms to rent at the Caldera simulate the vernacular by cloning indefinitely vaulted roofs.

Greek Architecture – Major Recent Building

New Acropolis Museum, Athens
Design: Bernard Tschumi Architect
Acropolis Museum - Greek Architecture
photo : Christian Richters
Acropolis Museum building

Major Greek Buildings

Greek Buildings, alphabetical:

Astir Palace : Gate + Canopy, nr Athens
R.Sakellaridou + M.Papanikolaou
Astir Palace Greece
photo : Erieta Attali
Astir Palace : WAF Awards 2008 Finalist

Athens Office Building
Alexandra Kalliri & Associates Architects
Greek Office Building
photograph : Charalambos Louizidis
Athens Office Building

Cultural and Sports Centre, Xanthi
Potiropoulos D+L Architects
Xanthi Sports Centre Greece
picture from architect firm
Xanthi Sports Centre Building

Ethniki Chrimatistiriaki
Potiropoulos D+L Architects
Ethniki Chrimatistiriaki Greece
picture from architecture practice
Ethniki Chrimatistiriaki

Four houses, Attica, southeast Greece
Greek houses
picture from architects
Greek houses, Porto Rafti

Hill House, Dionisos, Athens
paan architects
Hill House Dionisos- Greek Architecture
picture from architect
Greek house design

Greek Architecture Projects – No Images

Greek Architecture Projects, alphabetical:

360º Apartment Building, Patras
Divercity Architects

Amphitheatre house, Hydra
Aristide Antonas

Athens Olympic Sports Complex building
Santiago Calatrava Architects

Heraklion Old City Waterfront Redevelopment : Europan 4, Crete
AA & U For Architecture, Art and Urbanism

House, Perivolia, Chania, Crete
Alexandros Marios Nikiforiadis & Danae Skaraki. Architects

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Location: Greece, southeast Europe

Greek Architectural Information

SNFCC Building
Design: Renzo Piano Building Workshop (RPBW)
SNFCC Athens - Greek Architecture
image from architect
SNFCC Athens

Greek Architectural Contest
Architecture Competition Greece
picture from organiser
Greek Architecture Competition

Greek Office Buildings

Athens Buildings

Greek Islands – Key Architecture

Cycladic Architecture Project:
House, Antiparos, Cyclades
Deca architecture

Cretan Architecture Project:

Houses, Elounda, Crete
davide macullo architetto
Crete house
picture from architect
Crete house

Buildings in countries adjacent to Greece

Albanian Architecture
Albanian Parliament Building

Turkish Architecture
Yesil Vadi Mosque Building
photograph : Engin Gercek

Bulgarian Buildings

Macedonia Buildings

Buildings in countries close to Greece

Italian Architecture

Greek office building
Greek offices
picture from architecture studio

Museum Buildings

Comments / photos for the Greek Property Developments page welcome