Weiss Architecture Studio

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Dwelling the Temple

This project is about a proposal for the Koufonisia Classical Music Festival Complex located at the Ano Koufonisi Island. The Complex consists of a circular Theater and Musical Stage along with its facilities and three small residences that host the musicians who participate at the event. The buildings are arranged diagonally following the ground slope towards the existing main residence of the owners.

The buildings draw their inspiration from the Greek Cross Temples with the implementation of the corresponding facade forms and plan arrangement, thus reflecting a spiritual and peaceful atmosphere.

The Residences are composed around a central courtyard, which is dissolved in smaller private yards, each belonging to the corresponding residence. This arrangement enhance the communal living of the Residents and encourages social participation. The Theater has an advantageous location with regards to the unobstracted South views over the sea and the port of Koufonisi village.




Koufonisi Island


Konstantinos Xanthopoulos


Architect of the Year Awards 2022 (Winner), LIV Hospitality Design Awards 2022 (Winner), ARCHFRAME Awards 2022 (Gold Winner), ADC Awards 2022 (Gold Winner)