The Hive Architects, an Athens-based studio founded by Michael Xirokostas and Theodoros Panopoulos in 2020, creates spaces inspired by the Hive Mind concept of collective intelligence.
Their projects are conceived as places of collective and sensory experience, respecting sustainability and the built environment.
“Pavilion House, located in the village of Kalogeriko, near Arta, Greece, is such a place. The project is designed in collaboration with the freelancer architect Eleni Papageorgiou, founder of Sorites Project’. The 310 m² residence is surrounded by an olive grove and a vineyard for a constant dialogue with the landscape. Designed as a “pavilion,” it extends into a platform with its simple lines. An axis defines the functional separation between common and private areas. The living space (living room, open kitchen, and dining room) invites light, notably through the skylights in the roof. Claustras also act as a visual filter between the kitchen area and the entrance area.
On the opposite side, a monolithic and compact volume, set on the south side below, houses the office space and the guest house, with different entrances and an adjoining bathroom. White plaster, local stone, concrete, and tiled roofs are among the materials used. A swimming pool, outdoor lounge, and barbecue area complete the beauty of the Pavilion House.
The Hive Architects use their vision of volumetric games and paradigms, resulting in a poetic spatial narrative of different levels and dimensions.