ZEREFOS TESSAS ARCHITECTS
was founded in 2005 by Stelios Zerefos and Chris Tessas and elaborates on architectural
design and construction.
The aim of the practice is the development of innovative buildings that
participate in the contemporary architectural dialogues, while at the same time
respect the environment. Our projects cover a wide spectrum of building
typologies that range from residential and office buildings to research
institutes and museums.
Our design proposals reflect the contemporary ways of the inhabitation and the
use of buildings by the combination of detailed research on building forms with
the composition of spaces according to the users' needs, as well as the external
The design process includes a multitude of different approach methods that start
from sketches, diagrams and digital representations to experimentations with
building detail models.
During the design process of a building the interior micro-climatic conditions
and the energy consumption are studied so that the project can be adopted to the
above data with passive and dynamic energy conservation systems, such as solar
heating, automatically controlled natural lighting and ventilation and the use
of geothermal energy.
The management of the projects is supported by a complemented network of
associate architects and engineers, construction workshops and suppliers.