Our office Manousos Leontarakis & Associates, with great pleasure undertook the design and decoration of a new and modern tutoring space for secondary education, where it will soon be ready to receive at its desks, from young elementary students to high school students with a high level of preparation for examination. Our goal was to create a functional space for both students and teachers, which will facilitate the operation and flow of the center, while at the same time it will be pleasant and modern, creating a pleasant mood for students of all ages. , inviting them to spend their time studying and discussing with each other or with their teachers, while each part of the space will be a potential study and teaching space. The reference point is the "tree of knowledge", a wooden structure that dominates the entrance of the space, as well as the lending library located in the waiting area. The basic structure of the space is organized on the flow of the corridor, with the classrooms being developed successively on one side, while at the same time closed and open spaces are created in each corner, which can accommodate a series of functions and activities of the center, such as meeting and seminar room, secretarial support, waiting area and small study corners. The main materials that have been used in the space are wood, metal and glass, while a special basis has been given to the study of lighting. The corridor is defined by custom made linear constructions of luminaires, while in each room it unfolds from a different lighting scenario with special constructions of luminaires made of wood or metal. Our main concern during the design was to "relax" the narrow boundaries of the school and the standard learning spaces, inviting the students to a more hospitable and familiar space for themselves, giving them the opportunity to move in the space comfortably, in an environment which allows a balance to be struck between organized learning and the freedom to improvise and create.
A new all day café will be ready very soon to welcome us in the heart of the city of Heraklion and our office Manousos Leontarakis & Associates, undertook its architectural study and design. This is an all-day café & snack bar located near the Metropolitan Church of Saint Minas and from the inside one can enjoy the view and the grandeur of the church. The allday character of the store guided the design, by creating different spaces, both inside and outside the store. So inside the store one can enjoy a quick breakfast coffee or snack, while directly opposite the store, in the square of Agia Aikaterini, another open seating area has been created, where the customer will have the opportunity to dine or pass the his time enjoying a cool cocktail. The aesthetics of the space is directly inspired by the Art Deco era. Colors, materials and constructions compose a place with a strong personality, ready to attract any type of visitor, who wants to take a break from the intense everyday life. Our main wish was the final design to exude the air of a classic bistro with a more modern and urban look. Curves dominate both structural elements and structures. Hidden lighting, special constructions of lamps in combination with wood, metal and marble compose a very hospitable and at the same time atmospheric space.
Construction company offices
With special honor and joy our office Manousos Leontarakis and associates, undertook the renovation and redesign of the offices of one of the largest construction companies in Greece. The design of the space was based on functionality, comfort and aesthetics. Functionality was our primary goal, to facilitate the flow of daily movement of people working in the space, creating the optimal freedom of movement and communication. We have organized distinct areas, which allow for a degree of privacy with open and closed spaces. At the same time, the best possible layout contributed to the maximum exploitation of the area of the property for the benefit of the company. Individualized work spaces were created in the area, which have been formed in smaller or larger groups, adapted to the needs of the company for more cooperation or isolation between employees. The decoration of the space is completely inspired by the industrial reports of the area where the company is housed. At the entrance, a wide reception and waiting area was formed where the colors of the company logo were applied, in combination with gray floor, white and black levels on the ceilings, which define the traffic areas. The palette of textures, materials and colors have followed the industrial aesthetics of the area where the building is located, but also the nature of the object of the company itself. Visible metal construction surfaces, selective color interventions in combination with custom made wooden furniture, compose the final image of a unique space, which follows the architectural concept and welcomes its users in a special work experience.
A new all day café-snack, soon opens its doors in the city of Heraklion. The reason for "STAR CAFE", a cool and modern café-snack bar, where it will operate daily from early in the morning until late at night. Our office Manousos Leontarakis & Associates, undertook the design and decoration of the space, wanting to give a highly modern and welcoming aesthetic, with influences from the new age specialty coffee shops. Scandinavian style with retro details, compose a setting that allows customers to breathe freely, enjoying their coffee, drink or snack.
KAKKOS BAY hotel in Ferma of Ierapetra, creates a seating area on the sand, in an environment of unique natural beauty, on the beach of the hotel. Our office Manousos Leontarakis & Associates, was invited to design and shape a space that will combine the relaxed atmosphere of the island, with the refined hospitality and the incomparable charm of a modern resort, next to the turquoise crystal clear waters of Kakos Bay beach. A place meticulous to the last detail, exudes a special warmth and relaxation, to offer the visitor moments of carefree and relaxation. With a highly exotic mood, with boho and ethnic elements dominating in every appearance, while comfortable poufs and armchairs help the visitor to relax and enjoy his cocktail and vacation, always having as our main priority the absolute respect for the landscape and the natural environment.
The restaurant "KYRIAKOS", perhaps one of the most historic restaurants in the city of Heraklion, since it has been in the catering industry for 40 years, commissioned our office Manousos Leontarakis & Associates, its renovation. It is a great joy but also the responsibility that we feel, since the assignment of our work automatically becomes part of a new chapter in the history of "KYRIAKOS", aspiring to continue the same brilliant course that it traced from 1981 until today, as a reference point in our city. The main guideline during the design was to maintain the style of the space, through a more modern look. Wood paneling and constructions in warm tones of wood, ornate ceilings and mirrors will dominate the space. All this in combination with the expensive tableware and linen tablecloths, come to give a feeling of grandeur and pleasant environment both in the main hall and in the courtyard of the restaurant, which will be remodeled with new canopies. The restaurant, which for many decades has been part of our daily life in one of the most central parts of Heraklion, returns renewed, with a fresh mood, emphasizing the glamor that distinguishes it.
Το ξενοδοχείο Palmera Beach στον λιμένα Χερσονήσου, θέλοντας να αναβαθμίσει τις υπηρεσίες του, δημιουργεί έναν χώρο ευεξίας και χαλάρωσης, δίνοντας στους πελάτες του την ευκαιρία μιας ξεχωριστής εμπειρίας περιποίησης και αναζωογόνησης. Το γραφείο μας Manousos Leontarakis & Associates ανέλαβε με ιδιαίτερη χαρά την δημιουργία και τον σχεδιασμό του νέου αυτού spa, σε έναν από τους χώρους του ξενοδοχείου. Στόχος μας είναι να δημιουργήσουμε έναν χώρο όπου ο επισκέπτης θα καταφέρνει να απομακρύνεται για λίγο από τον κόσμο και θα εστιάζει στο ευ ζην. Απόλυτα μινιμαλιστική διάθεση και διακόσμηση θα κυριαρχεί στον χώρο, με απαλούς γήινους τόνους, έχοντας πάντα ως κύριο γνώμονα την διαχρονική κομψότητα. Στον χώρο θα μπορεί κανείς να βρει εσωτερική πισίνα-Jacuzzi με τεχνητούς καταρράκτες, θάλαμο sauna και hamam, καθώς επίσης και δυο privet χώρους για μασάζ. Πέτρα, μάρμαρο και φυσικό ξύλο δημιουργούν έναν αρμονικό συνδυασμό στον χώρο, δίνοντας την απόλυτη αίσθηση ευεξίας, αναζωογόνησης, χαλάρωσης και απόδρασης από την καθημερινότητα.
In the heart of the old town of Heraklion, an already well-known hangout, which goes by the name Halavros, commissioned our office Manousos Leontarakis & Associates to renovate and redesign its space. Our main concern was the preservation of the all day and night character of the store, always with respect to the historicity of the place, since the hustle and bustle is revived through the ruins of an old house. In Halavro, everything starts early in the morning with the first coffee and some brunch, while later the day continues with a dish from the suggestions of the fine cuisine and when the lights go down, the first reason is the imposing bar with fine choices in cocktails. So the bet of our team, was to manage to adapt all the functions of the space in a completely relaxing and ethnic mood, while at the same time to be hospitable to the visitor throughout the day and night. Wooden furniture, clean lines and tones inspired by nature in a bohemian mood and style decorate the space with a more modern and relaxed aesthetic, traveling in this way conceivable to new destinations and cultures of the earth. The most renewed stone open bar in our city, comes through its design to bring back the energy of the past, through the most modern and modern trend of today.
With special pleasure and honor our office Manousos Leontarakis & Associates undertook the creation and modernization of the workplace of the company MOVIAK SA in Chania. MOBIAK Company is active in the industry of firefighting systems, production and bottling of medical industrial gases as well as the import and marketing of medical equipment, while it is the largest company in Greece and one of the fastest growing companies in the Balkans, Europe and the Middle East in terms of the firefighting industry. The focus of our study is the best and most functional configuration of the company's workplace, always based on the aesthetics of the space. The functional needs of arranging the large number of jobs, in combination with the great requirements for storage spaces, archives but also space for relaxation and entertainment of the employees, set our design limits. In the main workplace of 85 jobs, there is the possibility of verbal and visual communication between employees. For a greater sense of privacy during meetings with clients and partners, a VIP room has been created which has its own living room with fireplace and a meeting table. A seminar room has also been designed in the area which can accommodate up to 100 people. The materials and colors were chosen so as to give the space a modern and clean image, strictly professional and industrial, but without becoming cold. Wood in natural shades in combination with perforated sheets and techno marble are the materials that will prevail in the space. With this choice, the austerity and industrial aesthetics that metal and marble give, comes to balance with the warmth of the color and the naturalness of the wood.
After an already successful collaboration with the Kritikopoulos brothers, owners of café Road Trip, our office Manousos Leontarakis & Associates, undertook the construction of the second store in the city of Heraklion. The design of the new space was completed reflecting the philosophy of the brand in every part of the store. The materials chosen are wood in natural shades, metal, stainless steel and colored tiles, which give a cooler and technological character to the coffee making area. The symbolism of style and materials creates a direct reference to the technological intervention and processing of coffee which today has evolved into a science.
The design of five newly built villas in a green suburb of the city of Heraklion, was undertaken by our office Manousos Leontarakis & Associates. The study concerns the design of the interior and exterior of five autonomous holiday homes intended for rent. The design of the interior was based on the very future use of the houses as places of hospitality and the intention to create warm and welcoming spaces and at the same time with a discreet sense of comfort and luxury. A corresponding treatment and philosophy is maintained in the outdoor areas of the houses. The surrounding area is organized in separate zones with outdoor seating and barbeque on different levels, while between them are organized planting zones, swimming pool and autonomous parking spaces.
Vet 365, continues to trust our office Manousos Leontarakis & Associates, for the design and architectural study of their new center. A prerequisite was the design of the new veterinary center to follow the line and style of the first store, thus maintaining the brand identity that VET 365 has created in recent years in the field of veterinary services, retaining some basic design elements, but always in combination with new innovative ideas and materials.
A key element of the design is the creation of a shop in a shop, with all the necessary accessories and pet care for a more industrial aesthetic, helping to create a modern and pleasant environment. The simple and ergonomic design comes to indicate the discreet presence of the staff. The application of the lighting study gives liveliness and style to the atmosphere. The appropriate number and the correct placement of the luminaires, depending on their intensity, light beam and the desired decorative effect improves the function of the spaces, intensifying the clarity in the environment and upgrading the aesthetics of the space.
The new space of VET 365 was designed to combine the required renewal, elegance, ergonomics and safety, offering high quality services in a modernized environment based on customer-patient satisfaction.
NOTOS HEIGHTS HOTEL & SUITES
NOTOS HEIGHTS HOTEL & SUITES
The creation and design of a complex which will consist of five luxury villas in the area of Malia, was undertaken by our office Manousos Leontarakis & associates. A basic condition was the successful harmonization of the architectural design, the functionality and the aesthetics as well as the service of the basic design principles. So we created spaces in minimal lines, always in the context of an elegant boho aesthetic with special emphasis on details and materials.
Our philosophy was to create a relaxed and at the same time refined environment for the visitors, combining minimalism with the Mediterranean atmosphere. Fabrics and materials in gray and natural tones enhance the tranquility and elegance of homes. Each villa has its own private pool with an outdoor seating area extending into them, creating an extra sense of relaxation and privacy for guests.
In the heart of Heraklion, the team of our office Manousos Leontarakis & Associates, undertook the renovation of the open day & night bar "Parko", an already favorite destination of our city for coffee and drinks. The atmospheric courtyard was architecturally designed in a space with a bohemian character and mood. A large wooden bar dominates the center of the courtyard, while wooden decks were created around the store, organizing the space on different levels, thus serving its "all day" identity. Natural materials, such as wood, stone, bamboo and mats, combined with earthy shades compose a very summery and "hippie" setting in the city center.
The design and architectural study of a house of 270 m² with modern details in Heraklion, Crete, was taken over by our office Manousos Leontarakis & Associates. It is a home with simplicity and comfort, freshness and Scandinavian influences. The main feature of the house is the open plan spaces, which serve the functionality of the house as well as the requirements of the family. Wood, marble and glass combine harmoniously in all areas of the house, creating a relaxing atmosphere while giving Nordic style to the space, where it was the main desire of the customer.
With the public increasingly turning to the search for pure and fine food, a new type of grocery store is opening its doors in Plaka, Lassithi, and our ofce, Manousos Leontarakis & Associates, has taken over its design. So we created an environment designed to turn the visit into a unique audiovisual experience, while the style and style of the space is inspired by the small and imaginative groceries of another era, given with a more modern character. Wood and rustic elements are what dominate the space. Our primary goal was to create a welcoming and everyday culinary experience in the store.
ΑRCHITECTURE STUDY & CONSTRUCTION: EUROPLAN - Gounalakis George
Cafe - Snack
At the modern tourist resort of Agia Galini, our ofce Manousos Leontarakis & Associates has been commissioned to design a new cafe-snack bar where it will serve as a meeting point for snacks, cofee or drinks, in a space that stands out for its relaxing atmosphere and great view. We drew elements from the environment and thus gave the space an aesthetic that exudes a familiar, relaxed and boho mood, in which earthy colors and wood prevail, while our goal was to be able to combine luxury with rustic charm and the Mediterranean style.
The team of our ofce Manousos Leontarakis & Associates undertook the redesign but also the expansion of a multi-purpose restaurant, with flavors from the Greek and Cretan tradition. The reason for the "Cretan House", which is located in front of the picturesque port of Sitia and consists of two dining areas, inside and outside the stamp as well as a beautiful children's creation space. The design and decoration of the space has drawn elements from nature itself and its colors, as the main materials used in the space are wood and stone in combination with the warm shades of the tile, thus making the space warm and hospitable to young and old.
Savoudidakis family, known in the field of production and marketing of olive oil and other Cretan products, commissioned our office Manousos Leontarakis & Associates to design its new offices. It was the design of a space that could accommodate the needs of a modern olive oil production, processing and standardization unit. The main synthetic line was the organization of the floor plan of the building on the basis of discrete zones, which could accommodate corresponding functions, the olive oil production plant, the standardization and storage space as well as public and office spaces. Finally, the premise was that the site could function not only as a production unit but also as a center for the promotion of local products, olive oil and the promotion of culture. Thus the spaces that accommodate production and standardization are distinct to the visitor, while at the same time a separate courtyard provides the opportunity for tasting and dining.
HOME STORE KOUZINIKA
Our office Manousos Leontarakis & Associates has been very pleased with the design of the new home store "Kouzinika" in one of the central areas of Heraklion. The store is organized on a total surface of 210m² and our goal was to create a highly functional space, defining the basic movement towards the interior of the shop and the functional areas of the space. At the same time our main concern was the design of a unique atmosphere, based on a contemporary blend of "coarse" elements that refer to a more robust industrial style, blended with more "warm" materials and textures. Wooden shelves, auxiliary benches and glass showcases are designed to better organize and promote products. The palette of materials is complemented by the special design of the cashier, the investment and the installation of green tiles. The large wooden structure that defines the entrance of the shop stands out. Finally, the use of the company logo as an inscription adds a pleasant touch to the composition game, reflecting in essence the motto of the store.