The studio ZTOPOS architects and partners is an office of consilience between Architecture and Landscape Architecture. It is based in Thessaloniki and led by Dr. Zoi Karakinari. From 2003 up today it researches and contributes based on the synergy of the two professions • the architect and the landscape architect. It focuses on relationships that are often overlooked or hidden and designs towards different ideas which functions in a unique way for each project.
The ZTOPOS studio practices on multiple levels as it deals with the architecture, design, construction and renovation of many different spaces in small and large scales. Whether it is inside, outside or in-between spaces, the designed subjects vary: residences, single-family houses, villas, residential complexes and apartment buildings, hotels, rooms for rent and short-term rental apartments (airbnb), business spaces such as restaurants, bookstores, doctors’ offices, cafes, company offices, exhibition spaces, cultural spaces, museums, conservated buildings, public spaces such as squares, playgrounds, sidewalks or pedestrians in the urban tissue of cities, natural spaces (abandoned or not) such as former camps, former quarries, streams, thickets, waterfronts.
Designs, Permissions or Supervisions, the studio ZTOPOS architects and partners applies a common design vocabulary based in the osmosis of the boundaries of the two professions, and forms unique concepts for each project introducing every time a new challenge for each collaboration.