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«Architectural studio 149: Dimitris Philippitzis & Associates» is a full service, highly personalized architectural firm serving mostly the Pelion district and Skiathos, Skopelos, Alonissos Islands.

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The design concept, supervision in construction of the buildings that came to allowing an architect to assume a conductor’s baton.

Focus on every construction detail specific solutions, the endurance of construction over time, even consideration of maintenance costs, all require the experience and creativity of the architect and his collaborators.

At our architectural firm, «Architectural studio 149: Dimitris Philippitzis & Associates», through thirty years of experience in a close working relationship with clients, we create high quality structures at a controlled cost.

Maintenance, restoration, reuse of existing buildings, design and construction of new projects such as hotels, public spaces, residential real estate, principal residences and holiday homes, at all projects we have undertaken each of our building is a new spatial experience, expressing the joyful life.

The timelessness of construction quality, simplicity in design, functionality of space, proper citing and orientation as well as harmony with the natural landscape, determine the mechanisms of architecture that not only pays tribute to tradition, but actively becomes part of the contemporary environment.

Natural and recycled building materials, traditional principles of natural ventilation and lighting, as well as the amenities modern technology, coexist harmoniously in the structures embedded in the delicate natural landscape.

Handcrafted fixtures and fittings help give the space a warm and cozy ambiance. All these through a constructive partnership with each client, the personal needs and desires leads to high quality design, craftsmanship and properties of intrinsic value.

We like to believe that we create architectural optimism.

Our Services

«Architectural studio 149: Dimitris Philippitzis & Associates», provides services of design, construction and supervision for private projects, such as main and vacation houses, hotels and public spaces, which concern either the maintenance of existing buildings or the creation of new ones.

The Team

Dimitris Philippitzis:

Dimitris Philippitzis finished the School of Architecture N.T.U. of Athens in 1980.

His concerns about addressing larger scale architectural issues, led him to Canada, where he got Master Degree in Urban Design at University of Toronto in 1982.

In 1985 he established in Volos as a freelancer, focusing in the design, supervision and construction of private projects. At the same time he founded with three other colleagues the “SINTHESI Ltb” focusing in public buildings. They gained a lot of awards by participating in competitions and they succeeded to have some of their buildings realized (e.x. the Department of Architecture and the Central Library of the University of Thessaly).

As an active citizen and seeing the architectural space as a particular social level action, he focuses on the vision of a more people-oriented city. “The bike and the bicycle tracks is the hint to regain the new city.”

Along with the activity as a freelancer architect, he is a lecturer since 2000 at the Department of Architecture, University of Thessaly.

His work has been published in several magazines, and some of the projects have occurred in architectural exhibitions.

Evangelos Dimitrakopoulos:

Evangelos Dimitrakopoulos was born in 1987, in Volos.

He received his Diploma of Architecture from University of Thessaly and he has completed his postgraduate studies with specialization in Architectural Design.

He has received distinctions in architectural competitions and his projects have been published in the electronic and print media.

His work has been included in exhibitions of architectural work, both in Greece and abroad.

Ioanna (Annita) Koutsovasili:

Ioanna (Annita) Koutsovasili was born in 1989 and grew up in Livadeia Voiotia, Greece. She is an Architect, member of TCG, graduated from the Department of Architecture, School of Engineering of the University of Thessaly (2013) and she has a Master’s Degree on “Urban and Regional Planning” from the Department of Planning and Regional Development, School of Engineering of the University of Thessaly (2015).

As a student and as an architect, she has participated as individual but also in groups in national and international architectural ideas competitions and worldwide design workshops. Her works have been presented in exhibitions and online magazines of architectural interest.

Along with the architecture she develops intense research activity. Part of her research work have been presented at scientific conferences in Greece and abroad and have been included in their proceedings.

Constantinos Bablenis:

Constantinos Bablenis was born and grew up in Volos. He is graduated from the University of Applied Sciences. He is specialized in electronic design and is a partner of the «Architectural studio 149: Dimitris Philippitzis & Associates» the last 20 years.

Aggeliki Teza:

Aggeliki Teza was born in 1978 and lives with his family in Volos. He is a civil engineer of the Institute of Applied Sciences. During her studies she won two excellence scholarships.

During her internship she worked in a technical office, which undertook surveying and environmental studies as well as housing studies. After her degree she worked for six years in architectural office, mainly to the design and construction of buildings in the urban fabric.

She belongs to the «Architectural studio 149: Dimitris Philippitzis & Associates» since 2009.

The Office

«Architectural studio 149» is located in the center of Volos, in the district of St. Nicholas at Konstanta road 149, in a two-storey building, built in 1927. The building which is a typical house of the interwar period, was originally used as a residence and in 1985 converted into commercial use. In 2007 became the necessary restoration work and a series of interventions at the level of operating to meet the demanding infrastructure of a modern architectural office.

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