We’d like to take the opportunity to introduce you to one of our Honorable mention winners for our “Omuli Museum Of The Horse” competition – Minas Kosmidis Architects from Greece!

Minas Kosmidis Architects from Greece

Minas Kosmidis Architects is an international award-winning practice based in Greece, working on a vast array of design projects worldwide. Founded in 1994 by lead architect Minas Kosmidis, we now run offices in Athens and Thessaloniki and are constantly joined by energetic, creative, and committed associates. At this moment, we are an eight-member team that consists of architects and interior designers.

Brief information about the projects that you/your company have been involved with. For instance, what scale have you focused on/preferred, any significant projects where the company / individuals have been involved?

We undertake projects of any scale, as long as they give us the space and opportunity to express ourselves and evolve our design identity. We have designed projects from small scale interior design to urban design, always emphasizing the detail. Our practice mainly specializes in residential and hospitality design.

What does architecture mean to you and what is the role of an architecture in your society?

What invests our architecture with character: every time, we elaborate on an imaginatively crafted story that results in an integrated, original, evocative design, tailored to meet the demands of a specifically outlined framework. Our architectural storytelling, regardless of scale or brief requirements, is always done with careful attention to detail; we employ clear lines, materials, colors, and textures in a way so that our design makes the special imprint only space can do.

Why do you participate in architecture competitions?

Having the need to evolve in design and to develop our way of thinking, we are constantly looking for new “equations” to solve. This is the reason we take part in architectural competitions: to constantly reframe the field of interest, to travel mentally to new places where the restrictions and freedoms we have may be different.

What advice would you give to individuals who struggle to decide whether it would be beneficial for them to participate in architecture competition? 

An architect can only be positively influenced by his participation in architectural competitions. As long as someone does not see it as an award but as an architectural challenge, this invites him to overcome his own architectural constraints; it always leads to a creative result, a liberated creation.

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