Water park hotel

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The project was the transformation of two apartment buildings, into a hotel and the construction of a new building. 

Building’s area: 1.097 m2

Location: Sidari, Corfu island

Architectural design: Katechis and partners 

Year: 2022

 

Hidden Gem

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The villa is located in the Nisaki area. The main architectural challenge came in dealing with the steep, rocky, exposed site. The villa enjoys a uniquely privileged location and the richest nature of olive groves, cypress trees, and local herbs rising from the rear mountain, a step away from the villa threshold. In order to fit harmonically in the Corfiot landscape, we wanted to create an identity and a system out of which a series of structures would be born, each of them unique in adaptation to its surroundings, but all sharing an architectural language.

Building’s area: 220 m2

Location: Nissaki, Corfu island

Architectural design: Katechis and partners 

Year: 2022

Waterstone estate

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The villa is located in the Barbati area very close to the beach. Inspired by the traditional vernacular of the nearby region, the estate has a distinctive architectural character that gives it a strong identity. Having identified the key features and characteristics of the buildings and the traditional textures and construction techniques of the region, our proposal for this Villa works as a natural continuation of the same approach. A clear separation of social and private zones and seamless circulation between internal and external space provides residents with a peaceful, comfortable lifestyle, in close contact with the surrounding landscape and architecture.  The pool is strategically placed to enjoy the view but also to create a cooling breeze into the house as the north wind flows uphill and over its surface.  The landscape is respected, creeps up along the site boundaries, and penetrates vertically through the roof as existing trees stand in the space, undisturbed. 

Building’s area: 400 m2

Location: Barbati, Corfu island

Architectural design: Katechis and partners 

Year: 2022

Turquoise

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The small summer hotel is located at Stavros, a traditional village of Ithaca, well known as the area where king Odysseus’ palace was. A scenic site with distinctive trees. The view of the Ionian Sea, the coastal atmosphere, and the nature that encourages an active outdoor life had an important influence on the design. The hotel doesn’t shout out its presence – neither does it disappear into the crowd, but it has an artistic edge, it is a project that prioritizes light and views through its characteristic jagged contours. 

Buildings’ area: 240 m2

Location: Stavros, Ithaca island

Architectural design: Katechis and partners 

Year: 2022

The Mediterranean Home

The Mediterranean house is a residential house that balances luxury and nature. The highlight of this house is how many areas are dedicated to the entrance and the combination of the front and the back yard. This is done so that when you enter the house, the person is taken on a journey that builds the mood.

When entering the front yard area, the pool and the garden will immediately greet guests before finally stepping into the house building at the back. These two elements from the beginning have shown the balance that is the theme of this house. The building is made natural, with the use of stone and wood.

Building’s area: 194 m2

Location: Lefkimi, South Corfu

Architectural design: Katechis and partners 

Year: 2021

Sun-kissed house

The waves and the sun are totally kissing this home, which holistically integrates light, air, greenery, materials, and views.

The land was surrounded by existing mature trees on the periphery, that we wanted to leave untouched so that the home and design to be ruled by the sun’s path integrating and allowing the free flow of natural light and air.

The building responds directly to the site where it is placed, gaining color and texture from the originality of the local stone

Integrating the home into its natural setting was a key part of the conceptual planning and a priority for the homeowners; most living spaces open up to or overlook verdant pockets of native plant species, which serve as a common thread of the spatial experience.

Building’s area 182,80 m2

Location: Othonoi Island

Architectural design: Katechis and partners

Year: 2021

The Cubes

The residence is a rectilinear shape facing the sea, allowing for amazing views to be experienced from all points, so each room is imbued with the energy of abundant natural light and a panoramic view.

This project was a bet, was a struggle between cost and quality, and an effort to combine the old structure with the new one, so as to become a «home».

The strong ground slope and the hardscape led us to create a basement, to gain the balance we needed at a lower cost. Solving this problem, we continue to find a solution to the heat. So, we made the cubes, which allow the light but not the whole heat inside the rooms.

The orchestration of large, glazed expanses, protected from the heat via the elevation boxes, instead of obtrusive walls is a conscious calibration to lend a sense of transparency, connectivity, and inclusion.

At its essence, this is a home at peace with itself: where life flows like sunlight and the breeze, willing the visitor to stop and stare.

Building’s area: 89,22 m2

Location: Agios Stefanos, North Corfu

Architectural design: Katechis and partners

Year: 2021

The Bread Factory

You may not be able to distinguish it from a luxury apartment building but this is a bread factory.

On the ground floor, the half-wall on the facade of the building is decorated with perforations and specially designed “flower shaped’ cutouts. This shading panel has a dual use, to bloom the building and to gain privacy.

Saving energy was the key role of this project due to its use as an industrial building. You can observe the vertical wooden awnings on the first floor that offer shading and coolness, while on the ground floor the construction material of the facade is environmentally friendly and recyclable. Furthermore, the main goal of the interior is the perfect functionality for the employees.

Building’s area: 993,18 m2

Location: Sidari, North Corfu

Architectural design: Katechis and partners

Year: 2021

Terezas  Hotel

The hotel guest using this facility experiences a sense of the existing woodlands while exercising at the base or in the canopy of the mature trees. The proposed building mass is divided into three volumes. The form alone was not the aim of the design instead, the form followed the function of the internal spaces. In more detail, inside the existing building, but on a new plot, the owner asked us for two extensions at different times. It is obvious not only the effort to adapt to a traditional ecosystem, but also to maintain the uniformity between the buildings.

Buildings’ total area: 689,24 m2

Location: Sidari North Corfu

Architectural design: Katechis and partners

Year: 2021

villa Lamda

In order to fulfill this inside-outside expectation, the project would respect the amazing beauty of nature and natural surroundings, by using pure, well-framed lines, a big volume of fenestration, and glass, as a special feature. The project seeks to make the most out of the house located in its geographical and natural environment in order to exploit its interaction with it. That way, it takes advantage of all possible relationships between interior spaces and, especially, between indoor and outdoor spaces, offering family members the Mediterranean climate’s so desired “outdoor life”, while at the same time four big arches, give privacy to the yard and rooms.

Building’s area:  220 m2

Location: Sidari North Corfu

Architectural design: Katechis and partners

Year: 2021

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This summer house hosts a family and their guests. The design process was defined by the clients’ desire to maximize the view of St Spiridon bay. The main intention was to unify the various spaces of the house under one roof facing the Ionian sea, without creating a massive volume, accommodating itself however gently into the steep and intense topography of the site.  The outdoor common spaces include two open “courtyards” shielded from the sun and the central part of the court, open to sunbathing and children’s plays. They offer vast relaxation spaces, either sheltered from the sun or open. All spaces were designed so that they could offer a great view of the Ionian and allow the visitor to become one with its surroundings.

Building area: 170 m2

Location: Perithia, North Corfu

Architectural design: Katechis and partners

Year: 2021

Athina Hotel

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Once again to an already existing hotel, we tried to integrate two new buildings in order to expand the hotel. The architectural plan was designed to organize dwelling units in the front part, which could create and maximize the number of sea view room types, almost 50 percent of all units in this hotel, and the rest could receive the relaxing view from a linear swimming pool. In the first building these three stories hotel is not stacking in the same system but the dwelling units instead of following each other sequentially, some are further back and some further forward. We used almost the same technique in the second building, in which we made volumes of 3 levels that are deliberately oriented to the southwest. This volumetric play makes it possible to create privatization of each exterior space of the rooms.

Buildings’ total area: 2200 m2, 

Location: Ag. Stefanos North Corfu

Architectural design: Katechis and partners

Year: 2021

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Location: Velonades North Corfu
Year: 2021

Hilltop houses

This project was the result of really hard work on a super narrow plot. Struggling to find the greatest solution, based always on the principle of low cost, we manage to fit in two majestic houses. Isolated from each other, but with a curved road to unite them, they can function as the main house and a guest house. We designed a contemporary dwelling that embraces nature but departs from the typology of typical Corfiot architecture while bringing it one step further. The game between geometries, transparencies, and reflections enhances the architecture of the house.

Buildings area: 178 m2

Location: Agios Stefanos North Corfu

Architectural design: Katechis and partners

Year: 2020

DestinoBlue Spa Hotel

Destino Blue Hotel & Spa is a contemporary and stylish getaway located in the heart of Sidari, mainly designed to accommodate tourists during the summer. With 5 different room types, a restaurant, bars, and a spa easily became the leading hotel in the area.

Buildings’ total area: 2200 m2, 

Location: Sidari North Corfu,

Architectural design: Katechis and partners, 

Year: 2018

Villa Bella Vista
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Respecting the island’s tradition and history we worked within the confines of the original built and repurposed elements of the home. Overlooking the coastline the home is taking full advantage of the Ionian Sea, while the uninterrupted view is on offer from all the rooms. It mainly focuses on sustainable living, manifesting comfort, and easy living. 

Building’s area: 169 m2

Location: Ereikoussa island.

Architectural design: Katechis and partners

Year: 2017

At the Edge

Buildings’ total area: 180 m2

Location: Othonoi island.

Architectural design: Katechis and partners

Year: 2013

Villa Palma

Building’s total area:  300 m2

Location: Barbati north Corfu

Architectural design: katechis_and_partners

Year: 2005

the triple Maisonette 

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Building’s total area:  900 m2

Location: Alepou Corfu

Architectural design: katechis_and_partners

Year: 2003

On top of the hill house

Building’s total area:  300 m2

Location: Kontokali Corfu island

Architectural design: katechis_and_partners

Year: 2002

Le Petit house

Building’s total area:  90 m2

Location: Potamos Corfu island

Architectural design: katechis_and_partners

Year: 2001

 

Zafiropoulou apartment block

Building’s total area:  900 m2

Location: Corfu town

Architectural design: katechis_and_partners

Year: 2000