archivirus is participating in the 7th Biennale of Young Greek Architects
with the ramp house project.
An unexpected email hit the archivirus' inbox on August 7th.It was a guy named Jesse Fritsch co-producer of the production company http://www.900films.com. He was asking if it was possible to skate the ramp house with the Legendary skateboarder Tony Hawk.Of course the answer was YES!!!The event took place like a flash...15.00 the first call-16.00 the date-20 minutes sk8-18.00 flight to Santorini island.Thanks guys for your quick visit!!!
just added a video of the ramp house project...
filmed and edited by Ronny Skevis
the construction has started!!
we are happy to announce the results of the
that will take place on December
at Benaki Museum in Athens,Greece.
'the ramp house' will be there!
archivirus is comissioned the facelift process
of a recently built single family house
in Kamatero, Athens.
The clients being unhappy with the result
asked for some help to
get some satisfaction in the end...
let's do our best not to disappoint them!
archivirus is exhibiting 'divorced houses'
in “Greek Architecture Panorama 2012”
organized by DOMES International Review of Architecture.
The exhibition opens at 7pm on the 12th May at Technopolis Gkazi, Athens as part of Design Lab.
archivirus is commisioned the renovation of a single family house in Voula.
the construction is on!
BHMADECO, a monthly magazine
about interior design and furniture, embeded
in a weekly issued greek newspaper ΤΟ ΒΗΜΑ
presents the ramp house.
Don't miss the latest issue on 19th of February.
Join us on Tuesday, February 7th, at 20:00, at the New Benaki Museum, for the opening of the 14FR/21GR Exhibition.
'the ramp house' is featured among work
from 14 French and 21 young Greek architects.
a video shoot took place for first time
in the ramp house,
filmed and edited by ronny skevis,
will be shown in public.
don't miss it!!
archivirus is invited to participate in the
''14F/21 GR'' Exhibit,
that will take place in the beginning of February at Benaki Museum.
For more info stay tuned...
archivirus and aronis-signed showroom
participated in the exhibition
'ΙΔΑΝΙΚΗ ΑΝΑΚΑΙΝΙΣΗ 2013' with the project 'bring the light in'.
check out some photos!
the opening of the
7th Biennale of Young Greek Architects
took place on 21st of November
at Benaki Museum.
the ramp house was there!!
archivirus participated with the project
'divorced houses' at the
"Greek Architecture Panorama 2012"
exhibition which took place on 12-14th of May at
Technopolis Gkazi, Athens as part of Design Lab.
The opening of the 14F/21GR Exhibition
took place on 7th of February.
'the ramp house' was featured among
really interesting projects.
The exhibition reveals the limits of
architectural practice through photographs,
physical models and digital screenings.
The crowd was big and the works worth seeing...
archivirus was invited to exhibit work at the exhibition with the theme index_arch[gr] which was organized by the annual assembly of 400 architecture students (EASA), which takes place over a two week period every August. Index_arch[gr] took place at Eleusina from 22nd of July till 5th of August in 2007 and aimed to highlight and expose the work of young Greek architects.
archivirus is an experimental notion conceived by athanasia psaraki in 2006. it focuses on architecture and design and operates through research, experimentation and on-going dialogues with the surrounding environment. This interdisciplinary research initiative is concerned with all stages of building process, from conceptual ideas till material organization across all scales of design, thought and practice.
a r c h i t e c t u r e i s l i k e a v i r u s
i t d e p e n d s o n o t h e r l i v i n g c e l l s
f o r i t s r e p r o d u c t i o n a n d g r o w t h
t: +30 210 9850089
cp: +30 6977983715
a: 23 Aretis st., 166 74, Athens, Greece
location: chalandri / athens
architectural design: archivirus
photographer: Athanasia Psaraki
This project concerns the design of an optical store in the area of Chalandri, a northern suburb of Athens. The store is located in a mainly residential area and under the ground level. It could be characterized as a small community store with strong local character. When we were asked to redesign it as an optical store we wanted to keep its 'underground' profile. So we decided to keep its original facade made of steel and pour a grey concrete floor to match the raw aesthetics. Because 'glasses' is a very small and delicate product but also an important element of beauty for men and women, we proposed a linear system of display, as much invisible as possible. Very thin layers of steel run across the walls almost like pencil lines. Their support is hidden into the walls and thus the product comes in front line. The rest of the materials used, 'natural wood' and 'white wooden surfaces' give the space a warm appeal while tree trunks jumb out from the concrete floor to create a natural storefront.