Lakonis

FLUX office

Reuse of abandoned hotel complex. The approach towards vacational living is open-air and ground oriented. The proposal maintains the concrete structures of the ruin while setting free the space trapped between the existing units and the topography below, through an interplay of open, enclosed and semi-enclosed spaces with no designated use. Water becomes the unifying element of the proposal, tracing the former road to the sea and linking a water tank at the top of the landscape to the beach. ­­

Eva Manidaki – Thanassis Demiris

Collaborators: Dafni Aidoni, Fotis Gkrilias, Thalia Melissa, Maro Tsagka

Eva Manidaki (Athens) has studied Architecture at the ‘Ecole Speciale d’Architecture’ in Paris and Theatre at ‘Embros’ drama school in Athens. She works as an Architect and Scenographer since 1995, and is also a lecturer at the Architecture School of the University of Thessaly, in Volos.

Thanassis Demiris (Athens) studied Architecture at Roger Williams University in Bristol - USA, at Wroxton College in UK and at C.V.U.Technicke in Prague – Czech Republic. He works as an Architect since 2000.

FLUX – office is a creative practice involved with Architecture, Design and Scenography, based in Athens, Greece. It was formed by architects Eva Manidaki and Thanassis Demiris in 2007. So far it has participated at the: 6th Athens Architecture Biennale (2010), Obalme Gallery, Piran - Slovenia (2010), as a nominee for the 2010 Piranesi Award, ‘Made in Greece’ at Harvard University, Graduate School of Design (2011),12th Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space (2011), winning the Gold Medal for Best Work in Theatre Architecture and Performance Space, as part of the official Greek Participation, 70th Venice Film Festival, “Miss Violence” (2013) - art direction and set design - participated at the competition part / winning Silver Lion, Coppa Volpi Award, Fedeora Critics’ award and Arca award