PELION HOMES is a brand company of aka lab architects • Apex S.A. We are a company based in Athens and Pelion.
APEX S.A. was founded by the architect Dimitri Kataropoulos and partners in 1994.
Dimitris Kataropoulos, an architect and engineer since 1967, specialised in large scale complex buildings, has been the managing director and lead architect of APEX SA from the start. Since then the company has designed various buildings and has developed a rich experience in architecture, urban and environmental design.
The company has undertaken large scale projects in the Public and Private sector, such as the Supreme Court house, various hospitals, universities, refurbishment of old buildings, private houses, hotels and other commercial spaces. The company has extensive experience in coordinating large design and engineering teams during the design process of complex buildings.
In 2000 APEX S.A. started a construction branch in order to be able to ensure better quality for their projects, and has therefore developed an even deeper, first hand knowledge on project and construction management.
In 2007, aka lab architects, a new addition within the structure of the company was formed in order to explore new approaches of architecture with an extra focus on interior design and the arts.
aka lab architects is an innovative and creative studio of architecture and design that is led by three young architects (Stathis Kataropoulos, Myrto Zirini and Chryssie Arabatzi) with experience in architectural design, strategic design & spatial analysis, public consultation, furniture design, new media communications, video & editing, spatial installations and the arts.
aka lab architects have experience on a diverse variety of projects, both private and commercial. aka lab architects work in a multidisciplinary way where the creative ideas are enhanced by technical knowledge and financial viability, while the team looks at the projects in a holistic way, always emphasising in the importance of addressing sustainability, long term planning and flexibility. The creative process of the architects works in parallel with extensive research and analysis.
aka lab architects collaborate with a variety of other professionals such as specialist engineers, artists and designers, bringing together and co-ordinating a dynamic team based on the individual needs of each project.