11.25.2013

NICOS VALSAMAKIS | ARCHITECT

A sense of harmonious proportions, the lack of excess as well as a concern for open spaces that do not draw hard lines between indoor and outdoor space are the fundamental aspects in the work of the distinguished Greek architect Nicos Valsamakis. He was born in Athens (1924) and studied at the School of Architecture of the National Technical University of Athens, Graduating in 1953. Since then he has run his own architectural design practice, in order to have complete control over each design.

Private residence in Anavyssos, 1963

Apartments building, 272 Kifissias Av., Chalandri, Athens, 1958
That's a building I see everyday on my way to work. Today it stands so old and neglected that it makes you wanna cry...

The architect's own residence, in Philothei, Athens, 1963
The house was illustrated in the book “One Hundred Houses for One Hundred European Architects for the 20th Century” by TASCHEN (along with the homes of architectural icons Alvar Aalto, Le Corbusier...) and Valsamakis designed every part of it.

The Amalia Hotel in Delphi, 1965

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