Dragonas Studio is an architectural practice in Athens that specializes in high-end design.
The work of the studio has been awarded in 10 architectural competitions and has been featured in international reviews such as L’architecture d’aujourd’hui, Archi, Blueprint, Stavba, Bauwelt, Spazio e Societa, Architecture in Greece, Design + Art in Greece, Domes and the web-sites Archdaily, Dezeen, Domusweb.
DS’s portfolio includes a wide range of projects, from residential and exhibition design to the regeneration of public spaces and the refurbishment of old buildings.
Dragonas Studio is also an architectural & urban design option studio at the Department of Architecture of the University of Patras.
At DS, design is enriched by research, teaching and curating. Fiction and hypothetical design broaden the approach of the studio and form a tank of ideas for the architecture of the future.
DS’ work stems from the challenges of the Greek cityscape and the qualities of the Mediterranean landscape.
DS’ identity oscillates between the urban and the natural, the local and the global, reality and fiction.
DS aims to minimise form, use resources sustainably and create meaningful narratives.
Panos Dragonas (Athens, 1967) is an architect, curator and Professor of Architecture and Urban Design at the University of Patras, Greece. He studied at the National Technical University of Athens (Diploma of Architecture, 1992) and at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Columbia University (Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design, 1993) as a Fulbright Scholar. From 2001 to 2013, he was consulting editor of the annual reviews Architecture in Greece and Design + Art in Greece. In 2012, he was co-commissioner/curator of “Made in Athens”, the Greek contribution to the 13th International Architecture Exhibition – la biennale di Venezia. He has curated – alone or in collaboration – the exhibitions “Tomorrows” (Athens, 2017 / Nantes, 2019), “Adhocracy [Athens]” (2015), “Rethink Athens” (2013), “14F/21GR. Young Architects from France and Greece” (2012) and the “2nd Biennale of Young Greek Architects” (1998). In 2016, he was a Stanley J. Seeger Visiting Research Fellow at Princeton University. He has published extensively on Greek architecture and the contemporary city in architectural journals and international reviews. His current research focuses on the transformations of Greek cities during the economic crisis and the connections between cinema, architecture and the modern city.
Team members now and in the past:
Yro Tsirozidi, Eirini Andri, Konstantina Papathanasiou.
Christina Avramidi, Maria Bourdi, Maria Chassioti, Demetra Christodoulou, Katerina Christopoulou, Ioanna Diamanti, Elina Fasoulaki, Theodora Gelali, Leonidas Kalpaxidis, Fotini Kanellopoulou, Eirini Kapetana, Konstantina Karampini, Zografia Karekou, Irini Karnahoriti, Kostas Karvouniaris, Angeliki Koliomichou, Despina Kolovou, Tina Liagki, Ioanna-Niki Liakea, Ioanna Lisgara, Nancy Livaditou, Anastasia Maggouta, Tsampika Manou, Antonia Mitsopoulou, Dora Moudatsou, Constantinos Moustakis, Aris Petrou, Petros Pitsiladis, Evelina Rempi, Eleni Rompola, Alexandra Sapountzi, Maria Skeva, Foteinos Soulos, Ntenia Stathatou, Marina Symeonidou, Georgia Syriopoulou, Konstantinos Tzioras, Margarita Togia, Christina Tsekoura, Thodoris Tselepidis, Christina Tsouma.