Practice Profile

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. 

The Founder

Argyro Pouliovali (b. 1986) 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. While at the ETH Zurich, she attended the design studio of Christian Kerez, and ETH Studio Basel, the urban research institute co-chaired by Jacques Herzog, Roger Diener, Marcel Meili, and Pierre de Meuron. She graduated from Aristotle with honors after developing her thesis under the supervision of Dr. Rena Sakellaridou. As a sole female founder, Argyro is passionate about supporting women in the design industry. 

Projects Index

YEAR TITLE LOCATION STATUS TYPE CLIENT
2022 Arts Building Athens, GR Concept Education NEON, Athens College
2020-2022 Furniture Cycladic Antiparos, GR Completed Design Private
2020 Patitiri Antiparos, Cyclades, GR Under Construction Residential Private
2019 A House for Her Antiparos, GR Concept Residential Private
2019 Papyrella Mykonos, GR Completed Residential Private
2018 Necklace House Athens, GR Study Residential Private
2018 Square House Antiparos, Cyclades, GR In Progress Residential Private
2018 Rwanda Chapel Rukomo, RW Competition Cultural YAC
2017 APS House Antiparos, GR Completed Residential, Cultural Private
2016-20 Avlakia House Athens, GR Built Residential Private
2013 Remap info Point Athens, GR Completed Cultural Remap KM

Awards

YEAR CATEGORY RECOGNITION PROJECT AWARD COMPETITION
2019 Category field Project name Award Competition field
2021 Residential Architecture BIGSEE Architecture Award
2023 YAC Competition
2020 Archdaily
2020 Winner Balkan Biennale
2021 Residential Architecture Nominee Avlakia House, Antiparos, GR CDA
2020 Residential Architecture Winner Avlakia House, Antiparos, GR Architecture Masterprize AMP
2021 Rural House Longlisted Avlakia House, Antiparos, GR Dezeen Awards
2021 Building of the Year Nominee Avlakia House, Antiparos, GR Archdaily
Finalist APS House, Antiparos, Cyclades, YEA!Young European Architects organised by CA’ Asi
2020 New Architecture in Existing Building Finalist Papyrella, Mykonos, GR Greek Architecture Awards

Publications print

YEAR TITLE PUBLISHER PROJECT
2018 Βραβεία 2019 / Awards 2019 DOMES: International review of Architecture APS HOUSE
2019 Επετηρίδα Ελληνικής Αρχιτεκτονικής 2019 / Greek Architecture Yearbook DOMES: International review of Architecture APS HOUSE
2019 Σύγχρονη Αρχιτεκτονική στην Ελλάδα: Eξοχικές Κατοικίες 3 / Vacation Residences in Greece KTIRIO APS HOUSE
2019 Best of Islands: Vacations Villas & Homes in Greece ILI & KTIRIO PAPYRELLA
2020 Βραβεία Ελληνικής Αρχιτετκονικής 2020 / Greek Architecture Awards 2020 DOMa PAPYRELLA
2021 Young Europeans Architects / Les jeunes architectes européens CA'ASI, Architecture studio: La Biennale di Venezia APS HOUSE
2021 Σύγχρονη Αρχιτεκτονική στην Ελλάδα: Μονοκατοικίες / Residences in Greece KTIRIO AVLAKIA HOUSE
2021 Best of Houses: Islands villas & homes ILI & KTIRIO AVLAKIA HOUSE
2021 Περιοδικό Δομές DOMa AVLAKIA HOUSE
2022 Umgebaute Hauser Prestal Verlag PAPYRELLA
2022 House Stories Booq Publishing PAPYRELLA

Publications online

YEAR TITLE PUBLISHER PROJECT
2018 APS HOUSE, Antiparos, Cyclades, GR DIVISARE APS HOUSE
2018 APS HOUSE, Antiparos, Cyclades, GR ARCHDAILY APS HOUSE
2018 APS HOUSE, Antiparos, Cyclades, GR Archetype APS HOUSE
2019 APS HOUSE, Antiparos, Cyclades, GR BIG SEE APS HOUSE
2019 APS HOUSE, Antiparos, Cyclades, GR ARCHISEARCH APS HOUSE
2019 APS HOUSE, Antiparos, Cyclades, GR ARCHISEARCH PAPYRELLA
2019 PAPYRELA: Summer house, Mykonos, Cyclades, GR ARCHDAILY PAPYRELLA
2019 APS HOUSE, Antiparos, Cyclades, GR KTIRIO APS HOUSE
2020 PAPYRELA: Summer house, Mykonos, Cyclades, GR ARCHDAILY BRAZIL PAPYRELLA
2020 AVLAKIA HOUSE, Antiparos, Cyclades, GR ARCHI ECHO AVLAKIA HOUSE
2020 AVLAKIA HOUSE, Antiparos, Cyclades, GR ARCHDAILY AVLAKIA HOUSE
2020 AVLAKIA HOUSE, Antiparos, Cyclades, GR ARCHDAILY CHINA AVLAKIA HOUSE
2020 AVLAKIA HOUSE, Antiparos, Cyclades, GR WORLD ARCHITECTURE AVLAKIA HOUSE
2020 AVLAKIA HOUSE, Antiparos, Cyclades, GR PLAIN MAGAZINE AVLAKIA HOUSE
2020 AVLAKIA HOUSE, Antiparos, Cyclades, GR Gooood AVLAKIA HOUSE
2020 PAPYRELA: Summer house, Mykonos, Cyclades, GR ARCHELLO PAPYRELLA
2020 PAPYRELA: Summer house, Mykonos, Cyclades, GR KTIRIO PAPYRELLA
2020 AVLAKIA HOUSE, Antiparos, Cyclades, GR DESIGN DAILY AVLAKIA HOUSE
2021 AVLAKIA HOUSE, Antiparos, Cyclades, GR Yapi Magazine AVLAKIA HOUSE
2021 AVLAKIA HOUSE, Antiparos, Cyclades, GR DIVISARE AVLAKIA HOUSE
2021 AVLAKIA HOUSE, Antiparos, Cyclades, GR ARCHISEARCH AVLAKIA HOUSE
2021 AVLAKIA HOUSE, Antiparos, Cyclades, GR iefimerida AVLAKIA HOUSE
2021 AVLAKIA HOUSE, Antiparos, Cyclades, GR The Greek Foundation AVLAKIA HOUSE
2021 PAPYRELA: Summer house, Mykonos, Cyclades, GR Yatzer PAPYRELLA
2021 AVLAKIA HOUSE, Antiparos, Cyclades, GR Designonweb AVLAKIA HOUSE
2021 PAPYRELA: Summer house, Mykonos, Cyclades, GR The Greek Foundation PAPYRELLA
2021 APS HOUSE, Antiparos, Cyclades, GR Complesco APS HOUSE
2021 PAPYRELA: Summer house, Mykonos, Cyclades, GR Complesco PAPYRELLA
2021 AVLAKIA HOUSE, Antiparos, Cyclades, GR Chroniques d' architecture AVLAKIA HOUSE
2021 AVLAKIA HOUSE, Antiparos, Cyclades, GR Chroniques d' architecture AVLAKIA HOUSE
2021 AVLAKIA HOUSE, Antiparos, Cyclades, GR DWELL AVLAKIA HOUSE
2021 AVLAKIA HOUSE, Antiparos, Cyclades, GR INTERIORS PICK AVLAKIA HOUSE
2021 AVLAKIA HOUSE, Antiparos, Cyclades, GR ARCHELLO AVLAKIA HOUSE
2021 AVLAKIA HOUSE, Antiparos, Cyclades, GR DOMa AVLAKIA HOUSE