Κώστας Παλιούρας - Αρχιτέκτονας / Μηχανικός

Costas Paliouras

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was born and raised in Athens. I completed my studies at the Department of Architecture of the National Technical University of Athens. I specialized in the design of passively bioclimatic buildings, active bioclimatic (Renewable Energy Sources), environmental management, Interior Architecture, Decoration and furniture.

My office (Kostas Paliouras & Associates, Architects – Engineers) was established in 1990 in the southern suburbs of Athens and since 2002has been located in East Attica.

My philosophy is that architecture is the science of the Visual Arts that integrates human wisdom into flourishing structures. I have found that bioclimatization is involved in the older and shorter narrative of the art of the ‘building’ and I believe that this ‘narrative’ must be repeated in today’s «dialects» and each time in more and better words.

My main goal is to study, design and formulate innovative and stylish proposals that create innovative boundary qualities between the inside and outside and act as smart filters that utilize and manage the environmental data of each location. My point is to design this whole creative process, to implement it and to offer it as the three-dimensional experiential experience of every person – user who inspired me.

The accumulated experience of design and manufacturing knowledge gives me the ability to resist catalytic formalistic temptations and simplistic conveniences. I direct my professional practice in the creation of modern, innovative, feasible, hospitable, functional, economical and aesthetically sound structures that reconcile and unite humans and the environment in a ‘good and kindly’ way.