Monday, 14 September 2009

Saturday, 29 August 2009

Wednesday, 8 July 2009

Larnaca, salt lake visitor centre

alikes visitor centre soon to be submitted for planning permission

Alikes general plan, 1:500

Alikes, plan 1:100

Alikes, elevations

Sunday, 21 June 2009

New Zidonians

Some drawings of the New Zidonians' fictitious structures. In relation to the project that was awarded an honorable mention at the 'Just Jerusalem' competition of MIT.


Friday, 29 May 2009

Deadline Today! exhibition, Vienna, June 2009

Draftworks!architects exhibit the story of the 'Alikes Environmental Centre' winning project as part of the 'Deadline Today! exhibition', to take place in Vienna this June.

Architectural practices from 25 countries are exhibiting their experiences from competitions and winning projects.


WL-online-invitation copy

WL-online-invitation copy2

Thursday, 21 May 2009

Tuesday, 14 April 2009

Environmental Centre at Alikes, Cyprus

Some more views of the building at Alikes. Here, the double skin that covers the building and controls the sun and air. Also the structural system

view from south-east

view from south-west

Friday, 3 April 2009

Cavo Greco Competition, 2006

Images from a competition we did in 2006 for an Environmental Centre in cape Greco, Cyprus. In collaboration with Nektarios Kefalogiannis. The submission was awarded an honorable mention.

Friday, 27 March 2009

Competition for the Park of Europe, Nicosia, 2006

The Abduction of Europa by Zeus transformed into a bull is a theme in Greek mythology. Often adopted as a favourite theme in western art. In 2006 it was the theme of a competition in Nicosia, Cyprus, organized by the Municipality of Nicosia for the design of a park of Europe and an installation to be built into the park. We participated in coporetation with the architects: Dafne Kokkini, Katerina Lolou and Spiros Nasainas. We were finalists and were awarded a prize in the second stage.

'The Abduction of Europa', Rembrandt, 1632:

The model and the plan of the park with the installation:


Wednesday, 11 March 2009

The Art of Research, Exhibition, Lume Gallery, Helsinki

Maps, Diagrammes, Vocabularies and Folded Narratives. Exhibited at the 'Art of research' exhibition at the LUME Gallery, University of Art and Design, Helsinki, October 2007




Thursday, 26 February 2009

The Roofless Garden, working models

fragment 1
fragment 2
a copy
fragment 3

Working models from the roof of the Roofless Garden project. Exhibited at the Biennale di Venezia. September 2008. By DRAFTWORKS!ARCHITECTS

Monday, 23 February 2009

portfolio 08

A selection of projects by draftworks!architects added in the form of a portfolio in issuu. Some of the projects in collaboration with other architects [Europark-Nicosia with Dafne Kokkini, Katerina Lolou, Spiros Nasainas / Elefhterias' Square, Nicosia with Katerina Lolou]

Friday, 20 February 2009

New Zidonians, Honorable mention, MIT competition


The New Zidonians
Christos Papastergiou, Christiana Ioannou (Architects, The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL)
The modern story of Jerusalem is a story of borders. In this submission, borders are investigated not as a division, but as a spatial structure of negotiation. This project proposes borders that would not divide space into two distinct and sovereign states, but rather would have to connect, to bring together two different communities in a single homeland. As Michael Sorkin describes:
‘Such a condominium would form a ‘third state’ defined as the territory of cooperation between Israel and Palestine‘
This ‘Third State,’ which lays at the heart of the narrative offered in this entry, is what we need to project in architectural projects and visions. But few have tried to formulate its basic dimensions.. What would the spatial characteristics of a `Third State be? What forms would its public spaces take? How it would realize a status of a coexistence of singularities in space? This entry answers these questions.The ‘New Zidonians’ is a narrative and a project of a Jerusalem’s imagined future. This future forms neither a vision nor a nightmare. It rather tries to imagine a future of a Jerusalem that has accepted its differential character and permit a space were the differences would coexist in an immanent relationship.

Thursday, 19 February 2009

New Zidonians, M.I.T. competition, honorable mention

The New Zidonians is an architectural story. A fictional narrative involving the palestian-israeli conflict as an architectural category and speculations about its future. The narrator is Rajiya a little girl trapped in an inbetween condition in the conflict. Rajiya narrates the story of her childhood and her people the New Zidonians who have established their own peculiar state on the complicated land leftover by the conflicting parts. The project was submitted by draftworks!architects to the international competition Just Jerusalem organized in 2007 by M.I.T. and was awarded an honorable mention

Wednesday, 18 February 2009

Tuesday, 17 February 2009

Europan 2007, Differential Suburbanity, Document

You can see more at

The document as it was submitted at the competition. Explaining the three levels of intervention: in a local, urban and regional level.