About

ARP – Architecture Research Practice is an architecture studio based in Athens. Founded by Argyro Pouliovali in 2014, the practice has worked across several scales and typologies, ranging from private residences, hospitality and cultural projects to custom-designed objects and furniture. At its core, ARP is about enabling people to live well and in tune with their surroundings. Its approach is intrinsically Greek, focused on creating spaces using the essentials: light, flow, and proportions. Deeply rooted in genius loci – the spirit of a place -, the creative process begins with site investigations that form the design framework. A diversity of parameters is distilled into clear and precise forms, the architectural proposals. 

Principal

Argyro Pouliovali is a Greek architect, designer, and founder of ARP – Architecture Research Practice. She has extensive experience in the design and realization of high-profile residential, hospitality and cultural projects. Prior to founding ARP, Argyro worked with Meili Peter Architekten in Zurich and decaARCHITECTURE in Athens, where she won international competitions and was the lead on award-winning projects. She studied architecture at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and the ETH Zurich as a visiting scholar. Her work has been featured in acclaimed publications, including Divisare, Wallpaper*, and gestalten. As a sole female founder, Argyro is passionate about supporting women in the design industry.

Project list

YEAR TITLE LOCATION STATUS TYPE CLIENT
2022 Arts Building Athens, GR Study Education NEON, Athens College
2020 - 22 Furniture Cycladic Antiparos, GR Built Design Private
2020 Patitiri Antiparos, GR Built Residential Private
2019 - A House for Her Antiparos, GR In progress Residential Private
2019 - Tetris House Antiparos, GR In progress Residential Private
2019 Papyrella Mykonos, GR Built Residential Private
2018-19 Apantima House Antiparos, GR Built Residential Private
2018 - Glyfo House Sifnos, GR In progress Residential Private
2018 Necklace House Athens, GR Study Residential Private
2018 Square House Antiparos, GR In Progress Residential Private
2018 Rwanda Chapel Rukomo, RW Study Cultural YAC
2018 Container House Antiparos, GR Study Residential Private
2017 APS House Antiparos, GR Built Residential, Cultural Private
2017 Hilltop House Antiparos, GR Study Residential OLIAROS
2016 -17 Agapi Beach Hotel Heraklion, GR Built Hospitality Sbokos Hotel Group
2016 - 22 Aloni Extention Antiparos, GR Built Residential Private
2016 - 20 Avlakia House Athens, GR Built Residential OLIAROS
2016 - AGK House Antiparos, GR In progress Residential Private
2015 -16 Cretan Tropical Deli Malia, GR Built Hospitality Sbokos Hotel Group
2013 -14 Two Houses and a Sunroom Nicosia, CY Study Residential Private
2013 -14 Beachhouse Antiparos Antiparos, GR Built Hospitality Beachhouse Antiparos
2013 Remap info Point Athens, GR Built Cultural Remap KM
2013 Pop Up Market Athens, GR Study Retail Private
On Proportions, Light, and flow
Thoughts on Vernacular Architecture
Equilibrium Architecture

Distinctions

YEAR CATEGORY RECOGNITION AWARD COMPETITION
2022 Architects Directory Selected Wallpaper*
2021 Rural House Longlisted Dezeen Awards
2021 Residential Architecture Nominee Créateurs Design Awards
2022 Residential Refurbishment Finalist Häuser Magazine
2021 Residential Winner BIGSEE Architecture Award
2021 Building of the Year Nominee Archdaily
2020 Residential Finalist YEA!Young European Architects organised by CA’ Asi
2020 New Architecture in Existing Building Finalist Greek Architecture Awards
2019 Building of the Year Nominee Archdaily
2019 Cultural Finalist YAC Competition
2019 Residential Winner BIGSEE Architecture Award
2019 First Built Project by Young Architect 1st Honorable Mention Domes Review

Selected Publications

YEAR TITLE PUBLISHER
2022 ARP - Architecture Research Practice, Greece: Wallpaper* Architects’ Directory 2022 Wallpaper*
2022 The Greek Foundation Vol 01 The Greek Foundation
2022 House Stories Booq Publishing
2022 Umgebaute Häuser Prestel Verlag
2021 Avlakia House DOMa
2021 La photographie comme un coup de fouet, selon Marc Mimram Chroniques d'Architecture
2021 APS House COMPLESCO
2021 A House in Mykonos Filters Traditional Cycladic Hospitality Through Vintage Sophistication Yatzer
2021 Avlakia House Divisare
2021 Δομές DOMa
2021 Avlakia House The Greek Foundation
2021 Residences in Greece l Σύγχρονη Αρχιτεκτονική στην Ελλάδα: Μονοκατοικίες KTIRIO
2021 Young Europeans Architects l Les jeunes architectes européens CA'ASI, Architecture studio: La Biennale di Venezia
2020 Greek Architecture Awards 2020 l Βραβεία Ελληνικής Αρχιτετκονικής 2020 DOMa
2020 Overlooking the Greek isles and Aegean sea, the Avlakia House is a home of fascinating contrasts PLAIN Magazine
2020 ARP - Architecture Research Practice Designs Temple-Like Residence With Hollow-Formed Walls In Greece World Architecture
2019 Vacation Residences in Greece l Σύγχρονη Αρχιτεκτονική στην Ελλάδα: Eξοχικές Κατοικίες 3 KTIRIO
2019 Greek Architecture Yearbook l Επετηρίδα Ελληνικής Αρχιτεκτονικής 2019 DOMES: International review of Architecture
2018 Awards 2019 l Βραβεία 2019 DOMES: International review of Architecture
2018 APS House Divisare