Profile

A31 is a creative multi-disciplinary group of architects, designers, engineers and project managers, based in Athens Greece. The studio was founded in 2003 by architect Praxitelis Kondylis and joined by founding partner and civil engineer, Panagiotis Karras in 2007. Our projects range from seemingly modest structures to expansive building complexes. We work across private, social, cultural, and public sectors.

A31 offers a specialized set of skills across architecture, interiors, product design & construction. We pride ourselves in taking the utmost care during all stages of a project and are driven by a desire that each project should leave a positive legacy within the space and landscape it occupies. Our focus lies in creating functional and well-engineered spaces, known for their considered layouts, compelling narrative and honest construction methods.

A31 has gained recognition through awards, international competition wins, and exhibitions in various cities such as; Athens, Barcelona, Budapest, Bilbao, London, Ljubljana, New York, Nicosia, etc. Its work has been featured in both Greek and international publications.

Awards & Distinctions

2024

Νominee for the “European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture | Mies Van Der Rohe Award (EUmies Award) 2024”
Project: Latypi Residence in Mykonos, Greece

Nominee from Greece for the ArchDaily Building of the Year 2024 in the Category “Houses”
Project: Latypi Residence in Mykonos, Greece

2023

“2023 Top 20 Architectures” Archilovers
Project: Latypi Residence in Mykonos, Greece

Longlisted for the first edition of the Archello Awards 2023 in the Category House of the Year (rural)
Project: Latypi Residence in Mykonos, Greece

“Best Structural Engineering Company 2023 – Greece” Award in Construction and Engineering Awards hosted by BUILD Magazine, 2023

“Best Luxury Residential Architecture (Single Residential Project)” Award in 15th annual global award of Luxury Lifestyle Awards, 2023
Project: Latypi Residence in Mykonos, Greece

“Best Architecture Single Residence” Award in European Property Awards 2023
Project: Latypi Residence in Mykonos, Greece

Mention in the category of Completed Work in the 2023 Doma Archi Awards, Greece
Project: Latypi Residence in Mykonos, Greece

2020

Popular Winner Award in the category “Unbuilt Private House”, Architizer A+ Awards 2020, New York
Project: Nonagriam Twins in Andros, Greece

“Public and Commercial Architecture” Award , BIG SEE ARCHITECTURE AWARDS 2020, Ljubljana
Project: Ilya Botanic Suites in Alonissos

2019

Public and Commercial Architecture” Award, BIG SEE ARCHITECTURE AWARDS 2019, Ljubljana
Project: Site-Specific Concept Space

2018

Award ‘Best Hotel Interior, Greece’, European Property Awards, London
Project: Mykonos Dove Beach Hotel “Spermo” Building

Distinction at the 9th Biennale of Greek Young Architects, Hellenic Institute of Architecture
Project: Nonagriam Twins

Award in the “Best Work of New Architecture in an Existing Building of the Years 2013-2017” category in Domes Awards 2018
Project: Site-Specific Concept Space

2017

Shortlisted at the Darc Awards / Architectural 2017, London, UK
Project: Site-Specific Concept Space

2016

Special mention in the Architizer A+ Awards 2016, N. Y., U.S.A.
Project: Relux Ios Island Hotel

2015

Best project of the year 2015 in Archilovers
Project: Relux Ios Island Hotel

2014

Nominee for the Piranesi Award 2014, Piran Days of Architecture, Slovenia
Project: Into the Light Hotel

Honorable Mention in the category ‘Best first building by a young architect of the years 2009-2013’ in Domes Awards 2014
Project: Art Warehouse in Boeotia

2013

Distinction by the Architecture Awards 2013, Hellenic Institute of Architecture
Project: Art Warehouse in Boeotia

Distinction at the exhibition GREEK DESIGN = GOOD DESIGN, Industrial Property Organisation
Project: Ribbon Panel

Finalist in the Architizer A+ Awards 2013 in the Category of Cultural Art Galleries, N. Y., U.S.A.
Project: Art Warehouse in Boeotia

2012

Distinction at the 7th Biennale of Greek Young Architects, Hellenic Institute of Architecture
Project: Logistics Center and Office Building for illy, KAFEA S.A.

Participation at the 7th Biennale of Greek Young Architects, Hellenic Institute of Architecture
Project: Paros Agnanti Hotel

2010

Distinction at the 6th Biennale of Greek Young Architects, Hellenic Institute of Architecture
Project: Art Warehouse in Boeotia

Honorable Mention at Architectural competition in Nicosia of Cyprus
Project: Cyprus News Agency

2009

Nominee for the Piranesi Award 2009, Piran Days of Architecture, Slovenia
Project: Art Warehouse in Boeotia

2002

3rd Prize at the Architectural competition in Spain
Project: Housing Complex in Bilbao

Our Approach

A31’s approach ensures that every phase of your project is considered.

From the initial brainstorming sessions where we bring the vision to life, to the meticulous planning and flawless execution, we are your partners every step of the way.

Our approach is grounded in innovation, collaboration, sustainability and a user-centric design. We encourage a creative dialogue with our clients and develop a common vision that we then design and implement. We always seek to nurture every project to its full potential.

Driven by innovation, Α31’s work seeks to unite technology and art with a focus on exacting craftsmanship. We create functional and efficient buildings that can also be distinguished for their artistic and aesthetic value.

A31 uses a collaborative and cross disciplinary approach to create spaces and buildings that consider the user, the context, landscape and environment that surrounds them. We encourage a collaborative process with all project stakeholders to achieve a shared vision for each project. We draw knowledge from both architectural and engineering principles and apply our thinking to develop spaces that provide user friendly and inspiring environments.

A31 understands the pivotal role that architecture has in defining the identity and ongoing story of a place. Regardless of a project’s scale or nature, our aim remains consistent: nurturing the potential for what the project can offer but also respecting the location.

As a creative team, we also recognize the responsibility to consider the impact our projects have on the environment, the community and natural resources. In order to achieve this, we collaborate with planning, climate and impact experts who share our values and are equally committed to a high-quality result.

We firmly believe that all architectural endeavors have a public dimension and a societal significance, making each project inherently connected to the fabric of community life.

 

“To give form to ideas which are determined by genuine needs – that is what truly defines architecture. To express the spirit of your time with the means that it provides you – to fulfill the needs in the lives of your fellow men. To see clearly the needs of your times and work towards resolving them. To state the problem correctly. To sense the character of a scenery and to look at expressing that through your work. To seek to provide man with even more life joy… Behold, that is architecture!”

-Aris Konstantinidis, 1942

We’re not just architects; we’re visionaries, problem-solvers, and creators of immersive environments that resonate with your unique needs and the surrounding landscape.

Services

Architecture

A31 undertake a range of projects, working across private and public sectors. We always stay true to the values of Α31, the needs of our clients, the principles of sustainability and follow a human-centered design approach. We also provide crucial consultation via our construction department throughout the implementation process for a consistent result.
  • Residences and residential developments
  • Cultural buildings
  • Hotels and hotel complexes
  • Office buildings and workplaces
  • Industrial buildings
  • Commercial spaces and exhibition areas
  • Mixed use buildings

Interior Design

Our studio offers a wide range of interior design services that blend creativity, functionality, and aesthetic harmony. With a meticulous attention to detail, our team transforms spaces into captivating environments. Along with our consultants, we curate every aspect of the interior with a keen eye for style and practicality. Whether it’s residential, commercial, or hospitality projects, our interior design services breathe life into spaces, creating atmospheres that inspire and elevate the human experience.
  • Conceptualization
  • Space planning
  • Custom furniture design
  • Unique interior pieces
  • Material selection
  • FF&E specification
  • Art curation

Construction

The A31 construction department brings a bespoke and collaborative process to our projects. Our construction team is always aligned with the client needs and is driven by construction excellence. Our team are highly trained and experienced professionals who work closely with our design department putting together their knowledge of building technology, innovative materials and state of the art fabrication techniques. Our construction management strictly adheres to project schedule and budget. We pride ourselves in delivering sound, high-end constructions, tailored to the needs of the end user as well as the land and the setting concerned.
  • Construction Management
  • Project Management
  • “Turn-key” solutions
A31 team

Team

Praxitelis Kondylis

Praxitelis Kondylis

Founder, Principal Architect and Designer

Praxitelis Kondylis was born in Athens. He graduated from the Technical University of Budapest (TUB), School of Architecture, obtaining a MSc degree in Architecture and Architectural Engineering. He further advanced his academic background at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech (UPC), where he obtained a MArch degree in Interior Design, whereas he fulfilled his pursuit of scientific knowledge by attending the PhD program “EL SENTIDO DE LA ARQUITECTURΑ MODERNA” at the Escola Tècnica Superior d’ Arquitectura de Barcelona (ETSAB) held by Helio Piñón, professor and partner of Enric Miralles.

He collaborated with several architectural firms in Barcelona, Carlos Ferrater among others, whereas in 2003 he established his own architectural studio, A31 architecture, in central Athens. His work has received several international awards and distinctions. Various projects and articles of his have been published both in the Greek and International press.

pkondylis@a31.gr

Panagiotis Karras

Panagiotis Karras

Founder, Civil Engineer and Construction Manager

Panagiotis Karras was born in Athens. He is a graduate of the Technical University of Civil Engineering of Bucharest. Quite soon he started working with construction companies, both in designing and erecting industrial steel structure buildings as well as in significant building projects. Having worked next to notable engineers, he has also acquired experience in constructing large scale buildings for the public sector.

He has participated in the “Municipal buildings energy efficiency” program of the Local Union of Municipalities and Town Councils of Attica (TEDKNA). He is a member of the Technical Chamber of Greece (TEE).

pkarras@a31.gr

Eftychia Parisopoulou

Eftychia Parisopoulou

Senior Architect Engineer

Eftychia Parisopoulou is an architect based in Athens, Greece. She holds a professional degree in architectural engineering from the Democritus University of Thrace (2017) and a MSc degree from The University of Edinburgh (2019) on Advanced Sustainable Design. Before joining A31 in 2019 as an associate, she worked in Italy and Greece for competitions, residential and hospitality projects as well as exhibition spaces in concept, schematic and design development stages. Her academic interests revolve around the creation of resilient and healthy urban environments. She has always sought to develop a sound understanding of how complex environments, such as cities, work and evolve, developing a particular interest in the field of sustainability.

eftychia@a31.gr

Kelly-Anna Louloudi

Kelly-Anna Louloudi

Senior Architect Engineer

Kelly-Anna Louloudi joined A31 as an Associate in 2021, after spending several years abroad. Her academic journey took her to the USA, where she completed her undergraduate (BA, Columbia University) and graduate degrees (MArch I, Harvard Graduate School of Design). Her professional experience ranges from corporate to small offices in New York, Boston, and Paris. Projects she has been a part of include competitions as well as office, student housing, research, and school buildings in schematic and design development. She brings her international perspective, BIM expertise, and particular enthusiasm for housing projects to work in A31. Outside of working hours, you’ll find her absorbed in a humanities or fiction book.

kelly-anna@a31.gr

Ioannis Davaris

Ioannis Davaris

Junior Architect Engineer

Ioannis Davaris is a young architect based in Athens, Greece. He holds a Diploma in Architectural Engineering from the National Technical University of Greece (2022), as well as an MAS in Urban and Territorial Design from ETH Zurich (2023). While studying he worked in architectural and urban planning offices in Athens and Zurich, where he engaged in projects of different architectural scales, addressing ecology and environmental sustainability. Eager to explore new challenges, and experiences while developing his soft skills. In his spare time, he is actively involved in various sports.

john@a31.gr

Nikolaos Pappas

Nikolaos Pappas

Senior Civil Engineer, Construction Manager

Nikolaos Pappas completed his studies in 2000, at the English Department of Civil Engineering in Bucharest, Romania. He worked with leading companies (ΑΚΤΩΡ ΑΤΕ, AECOM LIMITED, SALFO etc.) in the field of real estate development, investment and management. He engaged in the study, supervision, and management of construction sites in various technical projects, housing, shops, hotels, airports, and highways. He has been working with A31 since 2020 dealing with construction site management and project budget estimation.

nikosp@a31.gr

Ioanna Siouti

Ioanna Siouti

Senior Civil Engineer

Ioanna Siouti was born in Athens and grew up in Corfu. She holds an MSc degree in Civil Engineering from the Department of Civil Engineering of Democritus University of Thrace (2015). Her thesis was a research on Light Transmitting Concrete and its abilities. After graduating, she has worked as a Civil Engineer and Project Manager in various construction projects, including residences, hotels, and renovations. She joined A31 as an Associate in 2020 and is a member of the Project Management Team, and her responsibilities include construction management, permitting, budgeting and material takeoffs.

ioanna@a31.gr

Tania Livanou

Tania Livanou

Junior Civil Engineer

Tania Livanou holds a diploma in Civil Engineering from National Technical University of Athens (2021), with a specialization in structural engineering. In her diploma thesis she unleashed her interest in design by experimenting with Computational Design methods, Architectural and structural design. Before joining A31, she contributed to non-profit associations by organizing some of their events and she obtained experience by working in construction companies. In her leisure time she delivers training sessions related to soft skills and she visits art galleries.

tania@a31.gr

Publications

56

Supplement Publication
Latypi Residence
50 Top Residences all around Greece by the newspaper “Proto Thema”
March 2024

55

Book
Latypi Residence
“Residences in Greece” vol.2 by Ktirio Magazine
March 2024

54

Magazine
Latypi Residence
“Construction Guide” n.03 by Ktirio Magazine
March 2024

53

Book
Art Warehouse
“Work From Shed”, Hoxton Mini Press, p.162-165
2023

52

Catalogue
Latypi Residence
GREEK ARCHITECTURE AWARDS 2023
2023

51

Magazine
Latypi Residence
Ktirio Architecture n.05
May 2023

50

anmuvesz cellaja

Magazine
Art Warehouse
“A Művész Cellája“, Octogon n.182, p.22-27, Hungarian magazine on Architecture and Design
February 2023

49

Magazine
Latypi Residence
Domes n.163, International Review of Architecture
October 2022

48

Magazine
Mainline Shipping Company Office Space
ek Ellinikes Kataskeves n.266, magazine on Architecture and Design.
April 2022

47

Magazine
Ogarden
ek Ellinikes Kataskeves n.267, magazine on Architecture and Design.
May 2022

46

Magazine
Ogarden
Apartments Annual Edition, by ek Ellinikes Kataskeves.
May 2022

45

Magazine
Ogarden
Domes n.161, International Review of Architecture
June 2022

44

Magazine
Ogarden
Ktirio n.06, magazine on Architecture, Technology and Materials.
June 2022

43

Magazine
Site-Specific Concept Space
“K”, magazine of Athens-based newspaper Kathimerini
September 2021

42

Book
Nonagriam Twins
Architizer: The World’s Best Architecture 2020
2021

41

Magazine
Ilya Botanic Suites
Ktirio Hotels n.09
October 2020

40

Magazine
Site-Specific Concept Space
Domes n.148, International Review of Architecture
September 2019

39

Magazine
Mykonos Dove
Ktirio Construction Manual n.02
February 2019

38

Magazine
Mykonos Dove
Ktirio n.04, magazine on Architecture, Technology and Materials
April 2019

37

Book
Art Warehouse
The Structural Basis of Architecture, 3rd Edition (p.474)
Bjørn N. Sandaker, Arne P. Eggen, Mark R. Cruvellier, Routledge 2019

36

Magazine
Praxitelis Kondylis is interviewed
KTIRIO, building design and technology magazine in Greece
August 2018

35

Newspaper
Site-Specific Concept Space
Kathimerini, Athens-based newspaper
October 2018

34

Newspaper
Site-Specific Concept Space
efsyn.gr, Athens-based newspaper
November 2018

33

Magazine
Site-Specific Concept Space
Domes n.144, International Review of Architecture
September 2018

32

Catalogue
Site-Specific Concept Space
9th BIENNALE of Greek Young Architects
September 2018

31

Magazine
Mykonos Dove Hotel
ili & ktirio HOTELS 2017, a magazine on Today’s Architecture in Greece
2017

30

Magazine
Site-Specific Concept Space
ek Ellinikes Kataskeves n.221, magazine on Architecture and Design
October 2017

29

Magazine
Mykonos Dove Hotel
ek Ellinikes Kataskeves n.222, magazine on Architecture and Design
November 2017

28

Magazine
Site-Specific Concept Space
ek Ellinikes Kataskeves n.223, magazine on Architecture and Design
December 2017

27

Magazine
Relux Ios Island Hotel
Domes n.141A, International Review of Architecture
March 2017

26

Booklet
The Mucisian’s House | Site-Specific
OPEN HOUSE Athens
2017

25

Booklet
The Mucisian’s House
OPEN HOUSE Athens
2016

24

Magazine
Relux Ios Island in Architizer A+ Awards 2016
ek Ellinikes Kataskeves n.206, magazine on Architecture and Design
April 2016

23

Magazine
Into the Light Hotel
Living & Design n.76, Taiwan magazine on Architecture and Design
July 2015

22

Magazine
Presents the A31 Team
ili & ktirio n.105, a magazine on Today’s Architecture in Greece
September 2015

21

Magazine
Relux Ios Island Hotel
Domes n.133, International Review of Architecture
October 2015

20

Magazine
Nonagriam Twins
ek Ellinikes Kataskeves n.200, magazine on Architecture and Design
September 2015

19

Magazine
Relux Ios Island Hotel
ek Ellinikes Kataskeves n.198, magazine on Architecture and Design
June 2015

18

Magazine
Into the Light Hotel
KTIRIO, building design and technology magazine in Greece
July 2014

17

Magazine
Into the Light Hotel
ek Ellinikes Kataskeves n.185, magazine on Architecture and Design
March 2014

16

Magazine
Site-Specific Concept Space
Domes n.122, International Review of Architecture
December 2014

15

Magazine
Art Warehouse
15 Maisons Creatives n.26, French magazine on Architecture and Design
October 2013

14

Catalogue
Art Warehouse
Architectural Awards 2013, Hellenic Institute of Architecture
2013

13

Magazine
Praxitelis Kondylis is interviewed by Panagiotis Tsakopoulos
ek Ellinikes Kataskeves n.181, magazine on Architecture and Design
October 2013

12

Magazine
Paros Agnanti Hotel
KTIRIO, building design and technology magazine in Greece
July 2013

11

Magazine
Logistics Center and Office Building for illy, KAFEA S.A.
KTIRIO, building design and technology magazine in Greece
2013

10

Magazine
Paros Agnanti Hotel
ek Ellinikes Kataskeves n.168, magazine on Architecture and Design
June 2012

09

Magazine
Logistics Center and Office Building for illy, KAFEA S.A.
ek Ellinikes Kataskeves n.170, magazine on Architecture and Design
September 2012

08

Catalogue
Logistics Center and Office Building for illy, KAFEA S.A.
7th BIENNALE of Greek Young Architects
November 2012

07

Magazine
Logistics Center and Office Building for illy, KAFEA S.A.
ek Ellinikes Kataskeves n.173, magazine on Architecture and Design
December 2012

06

Magazine
Art Warehouse
ek Ellinikes Kataskeves n.161, magazine on Architecture and Design
October 2011

05

Magazine
Art Warehouse
BETONART, Beton ve Mimarlik n.29, Turkish magazine on Concrete and Architecture
Winter 2011

04

Magazine
Art Warehouse
dezine, magazine on Design, Architecture and Art
March 2011

03

Magazine
Art Warehouse
EN BLANCO n.5, Spanish Architectural Review
2010

02

Newspaper
Art Warehouse
Art News n.192, newspaper on the fields of fine arts in Greece
December 2010

01

Catalogue
Art Warehouse
6th BIENNALE of Greek Young Architects
May 2010

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