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.
Increased housing needs in recent years have led to the need to create new accommodation. Our offce Manousos Leontarakis & Associates was pleased to undertake the creation of a new complex of modern rental homes. The purpose is to provide modern and furnished apartments, where it will offer the occupants all the comforts and facilities of a hotel, creating an ideal way of life. So our goal is to create a unique environment, tailored to the needs of its tenants.
ARCHITECTURE STUDY: Karterakis Michael
MECHANICAL STUDY: Pissas Manolis
A 28 HOTEL
The decorative office of Manousos Leontarakis & Associates undertook the design of a new hotel in Heraklion, Crete.
It’s about a hotel with a special character and design.. The purpose of our office design team, is the creation of a hotel where urban design combined with art elements will be able to accommodate the operation of a boutique hotel.
ARCHITECT : ARC SARRIS MICHALIS
ELECTRICAL ENGINEER: Μechanical Projects
THEOFILOS AVRAMAKIS & VLACHAKIS IOANNIS
ELECTRONET PITSOULAKIS - ROMPOGIANNAKIS
The design of new offices and the e-shop of a major company in the field of electrical equipment, took over the architectural office of Manousos Leontarakis & Associates in Heraklion, Crete.Our office was invited to design a space that will reflect the identity of the company and the particularities of its workplace.Our goal is to create a modern interior, functional and balanced.
ARCHITECT : KARTERAKIS MICHAEL
CIVIL ENGINEER : SOMARAKIS GEORGE
CIVIL ENGINEER : ΙCS KOURAKIS M
ELECTRICAL ENGINEER: PARASIRI ELENI
RENOVATION OF AN OLD HOUSE
The decorative office of Manousos Leontarakis & Associates undertook the redesign of an old 50s house inside the old town of Heraklion.The new design approach is to revive some of the classic building elements, combined with the adaptation of the spaces functionally and aesthetically modern housing needs, but without altering the style and the character of his time.
The creation of a new hotel complex took over the architectural agency Manousos Leontarakis & Associates.It's about a new hotel in Heraklion, Crete just a few meters from the sea.The study of our office was aimed at a simple and at the same time raw aesthetics with strict geometries and the use of natural materials such as marble, stone and wood.Additional, in design was included the study of the furniture and special constructions of hotel equipment.As well, design and configuration of all the outdoor areas of the complex.
The decorative office Manousos Leontarakis & Associates took over the radical renovation of a seaside residence.It’s about a detached house just outside Heraklion and a few meters away from the sea.The building, internally and externally, was designed by our office team from the beginning.Great importance was given to the external environment and the creation of a private swimming pool.Special constructions were designed for the interior of the house, as well as a special study was done on lighting.