reARC, founded by Marino Panagi, is an international and contemporary design firm based in London and Limassol. It is a Core with members consisting of awarded architects, engineers, designers and thinkers specializing in architecture, urban design, research and development, technology and art. The name reARC, stands for Architects Research Core, referring to the collective nature of the practice and evolutionary thinking approach. The prefix [re] is placed in front of the initials [ARC], to reestablish the meaning and the perception of the serious role of Architecture in society and how that can change and organize it.
The core produce architecture through research and analysis of each one’s project specified parameters, focused to combine the fundamentals of architecture, technology features and digital revolution to emerge out unique geometric forms and shapes improving user experience through futuristic and extraordinary dynamic spaces. Finally, our work attempts to move beyond standard logic through the development of pragmatic projects, approaching the limits of imagination and design freedom, changing drastically the urban surface to better serve the contemporary life.
Our philosophy is to push every project to a new level of innovative and radical space environment, searching the creation of leading edge architectural designs through systematic work, complexity and challenges
Aim is to thoroughly research the new data concerning the modernization of materials and technological methods, which through their analysis and processing to be applied on upgrading the design, management and project execution
Challenge for the core is to redefine the relationship between form, functionality and use, as to combine a prototype of programmatic adjustment by mixing conventional ingredients such as living, working, leisure and retail
The core has been involved in projects from a broad spectrum of countries including United Kingdom, Russia, Finland, Norway, Greece and Cyprus. Experience with projects ranging from museums, libraries, commercial centers, skyscrapers, urban development to residential towers and housing
We strive to bring together multidisciplinary design specialists, high skilled young professionals and post graduate students to emerge new collaborative practices in real projects within architecture and other design industries
Through collective design we are exploring the significance of design, focusing to share knowledge, discussing the results of research and developing the concept framework that allow the systematic thinking of an innovative work
Primary objective of our multidisciplinary research group is to export the final ‘product’ through the process of evolutionary architectural thinking to distil knowledge in order to propel design and innovation and integrated working process. This dynamic nature of the practice enables the exploration, the study and production of the built environment, as well as to multicultural and society in general. Our research is defined from the experimental stage to lead the implementation and technique that will develop a new project, exerting an important influence by computational and parametric design methods, structural elements, materials and variables
A methodological approach has been developed which integrates complexity and production process that takes into account all aspects of architecture. We organize brainstorming with associates, members, experts, users, discuss research results and ultimately integrated into a comprehensive design framework
Material, ecological and technological innovation is at the core of our research, supported by excellent project collaborators. Driven by ideas of experimental and conceptual projects, our main objective is to explore original paths of thought and develop pragmatic innovative methodologies, typologies, and forms
Creating through a comprehensive design, strongly utilizing new techniques incorporating computational design based on algorithmic thinking that allows the parameters expression, where the relationship between elements used to manipulate and update the design of complex geometries and structures
The architectural projects is a complex process, particularly intricate in terms of their geometry, in which knowledge management should link to design with an operational way. We moving beyond the geometry and form, in order to digital design of a system taking all variables / elements involved in the process
Aesthetics, morphology, and textures which constitute the structure examined in depth and through processing the custom design and application of innovative materials significantly upgraded the value of technological, environmental and operational capacities of the building
We emphasize in relationship between design and making, digital synthesis and detail aesthetics. Our practice combines prototype development and construction methods that engages material potential at all scales focused dynamically on the creative process and the applied production phase
Each completed project, each design or conceptual study and research are increasingly offering us even more growth and experience, going much further to explore new horizons and elements in the field of architectural design and development
reARC is an architectural firm membered by open-minded people, characterized by entrepreneurial thinking, creativity and teamwork in whole wider fields of architecture and engineering with finding new ways of approaching contractual tasks. Our members have passion and commitment in applying new and innovating ideas in architecture and design, aiming to implement them in practice
In past and during his studies that received with honors the BA, and Pg-Dip Arch, has participated in local, European and international architectural competitions and received important awards as also the first prize for the proposal in occupied Nicosia airport. His thesis won global distinction since chosen on the best works for promotion and publication of the internationally recognized magazine Arch2o of US. He has also been National awarded from the institution of Greekarchitects awards in Greece. Upon completion of his studies he associated with the largest design firms in Cyprus and Greece, on private, public works and architectural competitions. He was the co-founder of architecture lab platform Process23, where he taught digital technologies to university students groups in Cyprus. He has also participated as workshop lecturer for the collaborative platform Ctrl_space lab in Athens, Greece.
His skills are specialized in studies of earthquake resistant reinforced concrete and steel structures, according to contemporary seismic Eurocodes with modern elastic and inelastic analysis methods. Has elaborated number of studies in strengthening of existing buildings with modern methods such as special metal antiseismic elements as well as conventional methods such as reinforced concrete jacketing and shear walls additions. Has also studied projects in specialized fields such as Bridge construction, composite structures, Geotechnical studies with retaining walls, foundation piles, foundation slabs, ground strengthening and ground liquefaction prevention as well as special structures using prestressed concrete.