MOB architects is a creative architectural practice founded in Athens in 1998, with extensive experience in architectural design. Founding Partners are Vassilis Baskozos and Daria Tsagaraki.
Projects of the practice include office buildings, many residences and residential complexes, hotels, industrial buildings and settings, public open spaces, urban design, landscaping, shops, bank branches, interior design etc. The organization of planning procedures and the long experience, result in projects that are realized according to the aspirations of the program and the budget.
In each project MOB architects examine the optimum approaches to incorporate the organizing ideas with the programmatic and functional essence of a building balancing realism with vision. Rather than imposing a specific style upon different sites, conditions and cultures, the unique character of a program and a site, become the starting point for an architectural idea. While analyzing each proposal in its context, the team seeks to establish a profound relationship with place through the perception of local factors such as history, views, climate. During the design procedure many directions are explored and functions are structured in relation to the adjacent built or unbuilt environment and to the natural world. In this process networks of open and enclosed, encounters and routes are formed in a constantly active situation of suggestions of coexistence, urbanity and interconnections.
Main topics addressed in all the projects are organization, color and detail.
Organization is considered as an issue of functionality but not purely, as it can be achieved in a variety of quite diverse approaches depending on the circumstances. Color refers to those features of the textures of materials which are conceived as chromatic graduations or contrasts, reflections or shading, under the incidence of light. Color is applied to define and order structural entities, to accentuate relationships between volumes and surfaces, to alter the density of interior spaces, to soften the glare deriving from intense sunlight. Detailing is a key component of every project and it is treated with great concern and discipline, whether concerning a single element, or more typical repeated ones. The aim is always to produce spaces that integrate and reveal the qualities of the location, to introduce the textures and tints of materials that realize the objectives of design and in the end, to combine all of the individual aspects in an overall design concept that is appealing to the senses.
MOB architects are deeply concerned about sustainable building and development. This is not only about the incorporation of the appropriate for the project sustainable technologies and design strategies according to the particular conditions, but it is also about identity, flexibility to change, durability, orientation and shading, correct use of materials, cost effectiveness.
scope of work
The main activity of the practice is architectural, interior and landscape design, from concept, to schematic, detailed and construction implementation design. The office also frequently deals with consulting, permit procedures, feasibility research, market research, project management, construction management and supervision. The members of the firm are highly experienced in coordinating design teams of various disciplines and in resolving complicated issues.
MOB architects employ multidisciplinary, creative, experienced and effective staff. The disciplines involved are mainly architects, project architects, project supervisors, secretarial and support staff.
quality management system
The company has developed and applies a dedicated and certified quality management system in line with “EN ISO 9001:2008” / TÜV HELLAS (TÜV NORD) S.A. Certification body since 2009. view more
architect – founding partner & director
architect – founding partner & director