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ARCHITECTS RESEARCH CORE

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.

AVANT-GARDE

 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

KNOWLEDGE

 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

 

SYNTHESIS

 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

SCALE

 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

 

NETWORK

 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 

COLLECTIVITY

 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

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RETHINK RESEARCH REFORM

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

METHODOLOGY

 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

EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH

 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

PARAMETRIC DESIGN

 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

DIGITAL MANAGEMENT

 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 

MATERIALITY

 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 

FABRICATION

 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 

 

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 We combine the fundamentals of architecture, technology features and digital revolution to emerge out unique geometric forms and shapes

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PROJECTS

EXCEL COMMERCIAL

EXCEL COMMERCIAL

COMMERCIAL
MEDICAL SCHOOL OF UNIVERSITY OF CYPRUS

MEDICAL SCHOOL OF UNIVERSITY OF CYPRUS

EDUCATION, PUBLIC SPACE
VENTUS TOWER

VENTUS TOWER

COMMERCIAL
GUGGENHEIM ART MUSEUM

GUGGENHEIM ART MUSEUM

CULTURE
MEDITERRANEAN PHAROS

MEDITERRANEAN PHAROS

CONCEPTUAL, CULTURE, PUBLIC SPACE
NEW CENTER OF CONTEMPORARY ARTS

NEW CENTER OF CONTEMPORARY ARTS

CULTURE, PUBLIC SPACE
GMG OFFICES

GMG OFFICES

COMMERCIAL, CONCEPTUAL
FLUID BENCH

FLUID BENCH

INSTALLATIONS
JENGA RESIDENCES

JENGA RESIDENCES

HOUSING
FIRM OFFICES

FIRM OFFICES

COMMERCIAL, CONCEPTUAL
THE CELL DOOR

THE CELL DOOR

CONCEPTUAL, INSTALLATIONS
EUROPAN 12 URBAN DEVELOPMENT

EUROPAN 12 URBAN DEVELOPMENT

PUBLIC SPACE, URBANISM
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ARCH2O
GREEK ARCHITECTS
ARCHITEKTT
ISARCH
CMA
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THE NUMBERS COUNT

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

COMMERCIAL USE
90%
RESIDESCIAL USE
85%
URBAN DESIGN
70%
TALL BUILDINGS
85%
PUBLIC USE
75%
INTERIOR DESIGN
80%
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22944

design hours

687

meetings 

26

publications 

4

awards 

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PEOPLE

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

Marinos Panagi

Marinos Panagi

Founder and Senior manager View Details
Julia Papadopoulou

Julia Papadopoulou

Leading Associate View Details
Kypros Iordanou

Kypros Iordanou

Leading associate and Structural engineer View Details
Manolis Georgiou

Manolis Georgiou

Leading Associate and Project manager View Details
Andreas Sheli

Andreas Sheli

Design and research member View Details
Panayiotis Rotsides

Panayiotis Rotsides

Design and research member View Details
Irina Akova

Irina Akova

Design and research member View Details
Alex Ioannou

Alex Ioannou

Design member View Details
Marinos Panagi

Marinos Panagi

Founder and Senior manager

Marinos Panagi is the Founder and Senior Manager of reARC / Architects Research Core. He is an awarded architect, designer and entrepreneur specializing in integrated application of digital performance, advanced design technologies and fabrication in the fields of contemporary architecture. Through a series of unique and extraordinary design projects, Marinos has developed a reputation for his entrepreneurial thinking on creating buildings that are technically innovative, produced in dynamic forms. His wide ranging international experience includes significant projects of all scales ranging from cultural and public buildings to hi-rise towers and mixed-use developments, as well as in major, European and International architectural competitions. So far elaborated studies and proposals in Russia, Finland, Norway, USA, Greece and Cyprus. His aim is, through the research and collaboration of digital design and latest fabrication tools to identify new proposals and innovative architectural projects creating unique dynamic environments.

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.

Julia Papadopoulou

Julia Papadopoulou

Leading Associate

Julia Papadopoulou is a Leading associate and Structural engineer of reARC / Architects Research Core. She has a clear understanding of the role and responsibilities associated with being a structural engineer / project manager. Having the ability to provide support for multiple concurrent priorities, able to establish, maintain and develop effective working relationships with both work colleagues and senior managers. Also, possesses a broad range of technical, personal effectiveness and leadership skills and uses rigorous logic and methods to come up with effective solutions to difficult problems. She has experience to provide structural engineering consultancy on a wide range of projects stretching from loft conversions through to multi-million pound new builds and refurbishments.

Kypros Iordanou

Kypros Iordanou

Leading associate and Structural engineer

Kypros Iordanou is a leading associate and Structural engineer of reARC / Architects Research Core. He is a civil and structural engineer, M.Sc, graduated from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and a Ph.D. candidate of University of Cyprus with the subject of “soil structure-interaction in bridgework issues”. He has professional experience as chief executive engineer on projects falling under in various fields of engineering sector as Industrial projects, Golfs, Schools, Theaters, Luxury Hotels, High-rise buildings, Malls, Strengthening of existing structures, Desalinations, Water and sewage networks.

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.

Manolis Georgiou

Manolis Georgiou

Leading Associate and Project manager
Andreas Sheli

Andreas Sheli

Design and research member

Andreas Sheli is a Design and Research Member of reARC / Architects Research Core. Combined his studies with work and other commitments showing himself to be self-motivated, organized and capable of working under pressure, he has a clear logical mind with a practical approach to problem solving and a drive to see things through to completion. Developed organization and management approach Andreas is a strong team player with leadership and marketing skills. The last years of his career Andreas focused on modern Architecture with Parametric Design. He has also participated as a workshop Leader Lecturer for Architecture students during his studies at University of East London.

Panayiotis Rotsides

Panayiotis Rotsides

Design and research member

Panayiotis Rotsides is a design and research member of reARC / architects research core. He awarded with the Professional Diploma in Architecture (DipArch) with honors, as one of the top students on his University. He enrolled at the Architecture Programme and was awarded the Bachelor of Arts in Architecture (B.A.Arch).
He has demonstrated good analytical skills and a mature approach towards technology and realization. He is very competent with Computer Aided Design and digital skills.
He participated in various international competitions such as the prestigious “d3 Housing Tomorrow 2015”, which has been awarded the Second Prize with his project “Work, life, community”. Also Panayiotis as a student, he took part in different workshops such as the collaborative international design workshop ‘Cornerblock’, with the Manchester School of Architecture. He participated in the “Biomimicry in Architecture” international workshop delivered by exploration architecture: Michael Pawlyn and Yaniv Peer, at MSA.

Irina Akova

Irina Akova

Design and research member
Alex Ioannou

Alex Ioannou

Design member
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