Our Studio

1525 Architecture Studio is an architectural office based in Thessaloniki, Greece. It was created in 2022 by Dimitris Sergentakis and Elli Gkologkina. It deals with the architectural design of residences, hotels, interiors, children’s spaces, and furniture design and participates in architectural competitions.
Simultaneously with the architectural composition, great emphasis is placed on all stages of the project, treating it as a whole, from the first line to its completion. Through a network of collaborators, engineers of other specialties and specialized workshops, there is a constant search for modern techniques and materials, providing the appropriate design tools in order to create an architecture that harmonizes with the place, the climate and the needs of its user.

Our Philosophy

Every project for us is both a challenge and an opportunity to discover the unique characteristics and potential of each space to be studied. Then, through design gestures, we are called upon to bring in harmony and meet the functional needs, bioclimatic requirements and architectural values, arriving at a unique result each time. Our desire is that, at the completion of the project, the space will offer unique qualities to its users.

Our Services

Architectural design

Composition and design of a building project based on the needs that the building is intended to serve. It consists of the following stages:
Preliminary design, at this stage sketches, models and diagrams are produced as a result of the direction given by the client and the possibilities of the space, resulting in the masterplan.
Final design, on completion of the above, all architectural drawings are produced that depict the building project.
Photorealistic illustration, in which the proposal is presented in an understandable way, focusing on materials, natural and artificial light and the relationships between spaces.
An implementation study, which involves the creation of a set of construction drawings that will lead to the construction of the project in order to avoid deviations from the design.

Interior design

This design involves a redefinition of the plan of the interiors spaces and an aesthetic upgrade in order to design a proposal that meets the new needs. This design includes architectural drawings relating to the new plan, the design of special constructions and furniture, and the search for and application of materials, lighting fixtures and decorative objects.

A construction booklet with all the drawings required for the implementation of the project and photorealistic illustrations is delivered with this study.

Landscape design

The design of the surrounding space of a building project is an integral part of the architectural composition, as it comes to shape the final image and function of the project, through paths, green zones and open spaces in relation to the building. Particularly in the Mediterranean climate, where for a great part of the year the outdoor space is used as an extension of the indoor space; great emphasis is placed on its design. In this design, materials are specified, outdoor lighting is studied, outdoor seating areas, pool areas are designed and finally a construction booklet is delivered with detailed drawings for its implementation.

Furniture design

Furniture design is often required as part of the interior design of a space in order to functionally utilize it to its maximum potential, while giving specificity and uniqueness to the space. In this study, the opportunity is given to work with specialized partners for the construction of furniture.

Research and design for children

Based on the principles of play, both as an activity, through which space is experienced in different ways, and as a concept, through which abstraction is used, we design spaces for children, enhancing the dynamics of the space with elements that will trigger discovery and creation. The design goal is for the space to bring potential uses, so that through the children’s exploration a new situation is created in the space.

Licensing

In collaboration with engineers of other disciplines, we can provide all the studies required for the issuance of building permits, always in compliance with current regulations and provisions.

Renovation

We undertake the renovation of spaces from the first stage of the survey to the final stage of construction. The full range of renovation services includes issuance of permits, architectural design, implementation design, costing, supervision and coordination of construction works.

Construction supervision

After the completion of the architectural design and in order to avoid discrepancies, during the construction stage we provide the supervision and general coordination of all the crews involved in the project.

OUR TEAM

Dimitris Sergentakis was born in 1984 in Chania. He studied Architecture at the Technical University of Crete where he graduated with distinctions in international competitions. He has been awarded an honorable mention by the Center for Mediterranean Architecture. During the past years, he has worked with architectural and interior design firms, from which he has gained significant experience in projects of different requirements and sizes. He is a member of the Technical Chamber of Greece. Since 2022 he has been running an architectural office with Elli Gkologkina, based in Thessaloniki.

Elli Gkologkina was born in 1986 in Thessaloniki. She studied Architecture at the Technical University of Crete where she graduated with distinctions. She has attended postgraduate studies at the University of Gloucestershire, England, on Professional Studies in Children’s Play.  She was a member of the TIE LAB research group at the Technical University of Crete, receiving distinctions. She has participated in Greek and international conferences with individual and group publications. She has been involved in the organization and design of exhibitions. During the last years, she has collaborated with architectural and technical offices, as well as has been involved in graphic and pattern design for ARTPECKERS. She is a member of the Technical Chamber of Greece. Since 2022 she has been running an office with Dimitris Sergentakis.

Awards

2016 – IDA HONORABLE MENTION

PROJECT: ORIGAMI CHAISE LONGUE

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2015 – IDA GOLD AWARD

PROJECT: ORIGAMI CHAISE LONGUE
CATEGORY: Home Interior Products
COOPERATION: FAB LAB TUC,
PROFESSOR: Alexandros Vazakas.

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2015 – IDA HONORABLE MENTION

PROJECT: ORIGAMI CHAISE LONGUE
CATEGORY: Interior Furniture
COOPERATION: FAB LAB TUC,
PROFESSOR: Alexandros Vazakas.

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2014 – IDA SILVER AWARD

PROJECT: MANY HAPPY RE-TURNS
CATEGORY: Other Product Designs
COOPERATION: TRANSFORMABLE INTELLIGENT ENVIRONMENTS LABORATORY – TUC TIE lab
TEAM: Marianthi Liapi, Elli Gkologkina, Konstantinos – Alketas Ouggrinis.

Participations

2020– NATIONAL ARCHITECTURAL COMPETITION, CHANIA

Participation in the National Architectural Competition ”Nursery and Elderly Day Care Center with Neighborhood Park”, Chania

2016 –  CENTER FOR MEDITERRANEAN ARCHITECTURE

Participation in the exhibition “Asseyez-vous mr. Le Corbusier”.

2014 – 19ΤΗ IPA WORLD CONFERENCE – INTERNATIONAL PLAY ASSOCIATION

Paper Presentation “Urban Entertainment, design strategies for public space based on play as a design tool”, Istanbul.

2013 – P-PUBLIC “PUBLIC SPACE IN PROGRESS”

Two ephemeral urban installations that reinforce the strolling in the city through play, “Bet on!” and “Dizzy tree”, Chania.

2011 – CONFERENCE “PUBLIC SPACE”

Paper Presentation “You made city life dull and life grey” May 68 slogan or a child’s complaint?”
Technical Chamber of Central Macedonia

Contact us

We are at your disposal to discuss and share with you everything you dream of for your space.