Master in Conservation & Regeneration
University of Sheffield. UK
Date of birth: 22.04.1987
Professional Diploma (Suma Cum Laude) in Architecture
University of Nicosia. CY
Bachelor of Arts (Suma Cum Laude) in Architecture
University of Nicosia. CY
Diploma in Interior Design
University of Nicosia. CY
GCE in Art & Design. Grade B
Founder of Studio Sophia. This is a blog mainly about interior
design as well as a personal professional work of completed
C. S Constantinides Architects. CY
Currently employed as an architect and interior designer focusing
in residential, commercial and various renovation projects.
Designer for e-decor services wordwid.
English Heritage. UK
Using the knowledge gained through the master degree in
regard to conservation and regeneration in historic buildings I
was a volunteer for the English Heritage concentrating on the
evaluation of Grade II Listed buildings at Peak District in Sheffield.
GGP a+d. Gregoris Patsalosavvis Architecture + Design . CY
Holding the position of a graduate architect I was handling
multiple projects and was part of the various design stages such
as concepts, composition, façade creations, detail drawings,
3D making as well as personal client meetings. Being part of the
competition team was one of my main roles as well.
University of Nicosia Architectural Department. CY
Professor’s assistant for Space and Light, Introduction to
Architectural Design, Architectural Design I and Computer Aided
Design. Teaching skills to younger students on presentation
techniques and guiding them through their conceptual process.
GGP a+d. Gregoris Patsalosavvis Architecture + Design. CY
Intern architect working on residential complexes, spatial
compositions and model making.
J + A Philippou Architects. CY
Intern architect working on 3d modeling and visualization.
Yiorgos Hadjichristou Architectural Office. CY
Intern interior designer working on residential compositions,
construction details and the offices spatial organisation.
+ COMPETITIONS & AWARDS
Medical School and Health Science Building for the Univeristy
of Cyprus. Part of Simpraxis group.
Full year scholarship: by Leventis Foundation for MA in Conservation
Eptagonia Heritage Museum. Cyprus.
Half-year scholarship: by the University of Nicosia in memory of
The Redesign of the Old GSP Area. Cyprus.
Full year scholarship: by Lois Builders.
First prize by CCEA (The Cyprus C.E. and A.A.) competition
«Viability: Better City, Better Life».
Presenter at "Fragile International Student Conference» in
Sint Lucas University Brussels/ Gent. Project: «Senior Living:
Multigenerational Cohabitation Care Development».
Europan 9 «European Urbanity: The Sustainable City and New
Public Spaces» participate in the model team of contestants
Swiny Alessandra and Hadjisoteriou Maria. Award: 2nd
Participation at the Blue Awards 09, Team Project:«Floating
House », Sustainability project.
Full year scholarship: by University of Nicosia due to high school
academic results of 19.2/ 20.
Part of Dean’s Honour List:Fall 2007 GPA 3.89/4,Fall 2006 GPA
3.80/4, Spring 2006 GPA 3.77/4.
+ ADDITIONAL FACTS
Representative of the MA course in Conservation and
Regeneration caring for the classmates issues and attending
annual meeting with the universities professors for discussions on
educational issues and solutions.
Presenter at "Fragile International Student Conference» in Sint Lucas
University Brussels/ Gent. Project: «Senior Living: Multigenerational
Cohabitation Care Development».
EK Magazine. Cyprus Edition. 235. ISSN 2547-8354, March 2019,
p.78-85, title 'Διαπερότητα και Θέα'.
Blurred Magazine. Cyprus Edition. Issue 3. ISSN 2421-8545, p.56-57,
title 'Design Dose'.
Living Etc Magazine. Cyprus Edition. August 2011, p.104-107, title
Synthesis Magazine. Cyprus Edition. February 2007, p.38-42, title
Final year exhibition organiser. As a senior student I was selected
to organize the final year exhibition for the University of Nicosia
in collaboration with the main curators in regard to organisation,
timing and creativity in execution.
Participated at the « Erasmus Demochange Cities EU Intensive
Program » – Italy. In collaboration with five other countries students
with diverse backgrounds were called to produce a design
solution on the issues in Muggia village. Through the project we
learned as a group how to evaluate local problems through public
engagement as well as communicate ideas and produce a design
solution for the benefit of the community.
Rimani Bella Hair Salon
Rimani Bella hair salone was a 40sqm renovation
of an existing establishment where the design
team was challenged to create a new character
for the brand with main intentions the attraction
of new clients and the shops promotion. The
space was divided in two zones, the main
hair styling zone at the front of the store and the
coloring station at the back.
Upon entering the salon one sees the inclined
oak wooden ceiling. This custom made steel
structure host the directional lighting tubes as
well as the hanging mirrors. The right and left side
of the inclined ceiling were closed with black
perforated steel sheets. In parallel line with the
ceiling structure small gabs were made in order
for hidden lighting strips to illuminate the space
in multiple colors.
The reception was made out of the remaining
ceiling pieces, in combination with white
lacquered MDF wood as well as grey mirrors.
Walking farther into the salon a thin orthogonal
mirror frames the entrance to the secondary
area where the hair preparation for styling is
happening. A colorful cosmetic show case
furniture marks the transition area were another
show case made of steel sheets is hiding within
the depth of the room. A small color preparation
counter is placed behind the hair washing station
assisting the stylist in their client’s preparation.
The floor was maintained simple in light grey
concrete floor and a colored picture was
selected and printed as the main wall paper
for the preparation room. As the times pass the
whole space is transformed from day to night
with multiple lights maintaining the visual interest
for the users as well as the passers.
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Teho is a trendy hair styling
brand owned by a young hair
professional ready to rebrand
and relocate his shop at a
larger space. The whole project
was divided in four rooms, the
reception, the waiting and styling
space, the coloring room and
the hair washing room. Due to
the double high ceilings the main
idea was to create aesthetically
pleasing spaces which vary in
high, texture and light intensity.
Upon entering the space the
reception is placed on the right
hand side and the ceiling is
inclined. Large openings allow for
plenty of light to enter the space
throughout the day. On the
ceiling multiple lights have been
hanged and a product display
has been custom made able to
combine storage, display as well
as multiple nooks for plants.
The metallic rods used for the
making of the shelves are also
used in the main area as a
ceiling creating an interesting
movement. From the ceiling a
led cable spanning through the
space along with multiple vertical
light fixtures complete the whole
Entering from the reception to the stylin
and a hidden led strip is added at the
the back end of the shop along with th
assigned to the office. The idea was to
g room the waiting area is assigned to the left and the six stations are located at the center of the room. The stations are custom made out of steel and MDF. A large mirror
mirrors base. Between the stations a large tree is planted and the floor is marked by the use custom made terrazzo tiles and concrete finish. The coloring room is located at
e washing room. The main interest in the wash area is the custom made neon light sign on the white tile wall which gives a fun look in the atmosphere. The exterior sign was
use thin steel and shape the word TEHO in a very minimal way.
1 Renovation (2018)-ccai
Renovating an old house next to the beach
might be a challenge but at the same time an
exciting task. The owner after purchasing the
property in Larnaca contacted the office in
order to have a complete renovation exterior,
interior as well as the garden facing the beach
front. The aim for this project was to create
a contemporary volumetric composition by
keeping the existing main shape as well as
adding new elements and subtracting old
once to facilitate all the users’ needs and
wants. For the exterior of the building selected
areas where covered with brick tiles and all
the exterior openings were replaced with a
new aluminium slim series able to withstand the
climatic changes by the sea.
The interior space was completely transformed
by removing all the elements blocking the sea
view and a common space including the living
room, kitchen and dining area is united. The
office was in charge in designing all the fixed
furniture such as the kitchen, the kitchen island,
the tv/ fireplace unit as well as the staircase.
The lighting was custom made to the project as
well as all the bathrooms where renovated. The
rest of the soft furniture’s were selected by the
design team. The first floor was also completely
renovated and the master bedroom was
positioned at the most premium location facing
the sea with an added balcony form maximum
experience. Within the master bedroom an
open walking closet was designed with custom
made furniture dividing the sleeping from the
clothing areas able to include a tv as well as
some additional storage.
Renovations are a common act in
our days and this project was one
of them. The former double high
residence in the core of old Srovolos
was in desperate need for remodeling
and transformation into an up to date
21st century residence. The passage
of time left it marks on this building and
static reinforcement as well as thermal
insulation was essential. The project was
divided in two levels, the ground floor
and the first floor. At the ground floor
an office and a small one bedroom
residence were made, and the preexisting
family shop was maintained.
The first floor got transformed into a
three bedroom apartment with an
open plan living room, dining and
In order to create visual interest at the
exterior side of the building multiple
volumes were pushed out of the
existing building boundaries as well as
elevated. Some surfaces were painted
grey and the entrance volume was
covered with oxidized metal sheets
marking the point of entry. The new
entrance door was designed and
the main staircase was given a new
handrail design. The yellow handrail
directs the users from the ground
floor to the first floor were the main
residence is located.
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Upon entering one faces a wooden box. The box
hosts the guest bathroom as well as small kitchen
storage and is partially dividing the kitchen from the
living - dining room. For the creation of this unit poplar
wood stripes in combination with a wallpaper were
used creating this playful composition with hidden
The living room is placed next to the covered
veranda allowing for space expansion. For this area
a structure was made including a fitted fireplace, a
TV, multiple storage units, fitted speakers and hidden
lighting. Multiple furniture owned by the family such
as the arm chairs, the dining table and the buffet
were made new and reused.
2. residence entrance
3. guest bathroom
4. living room
5. dinning area
7. pantry room
9. common bathroom
10. master bedroom
12. make up room
13. en-suit bathroom
14. covered veranda
The position of the kitchen allow for some privacy from the rest of the open space. The kitchens low cupboards were covered with poplar wood and some color was
added at the open wall units. All the appliances were fitted.
The private rooms for the family are located at the second half of the house, an en-suit master bedroom, two kid’s bedrooms and a bathroom. All the bedrooms follow a
minimal character with white walls and a common wooden floor. Both bathrooms have youthful character, the master bathroom in dark tones made in tiles and gravel
and the kid’s bathroom with bright mosaic tiles n yellow white and black. The washbasin furniture’s were designed following the same color pallets.
Within the whole spaced the ceilings as well as the walls were made out of gypsum boards allowing for multiple lighting details. All the wooden furniture such as wardrobes,
kitchen, storage units etc. was specially designed for this project. The whole apartment followed a common design language and the whole space turned into a youthful
up to date structure for a new cycle of life.
3 Kids Bedrooms (2015)-ccai
A young couple of two adorable kids a boy and a girl
approach the design team in order to decorate their
bedrooms with unique ideas matching their kid’s
personality as well as age. For the girl’s room neutral cool
tones were used as the base and pops of color were
introduced through accessories. The inclined roof
reinforced the idea of a mint color rays ‘bursting’ across
the walls and roof giving the illusion of a larger room. A
custom made bed was produced for this project with
extra storage space at its base
and all the bed sheets and
pillows were accordingly
selected in lavender
and grey tones.
A main ceiling lamp was chosen following the
playfulcharacter of the room as well as wall lamp
with role up characteristic in bright pink.
The curtains and the beds head board have playful tones of red, pink,
yellows and greys and in combination with the circular carpet and
knitted pouf complete the room in harmony. Other objects selected
and positioned within the room was a small office with its accessories.
For the boy’s room the theme of exploration was the main focus. In order to
For the boy’s room the theme of exploration was the main focus. In order to enhance this feeling cut out mountains were transferred on the walls with the use
enhance this feeling cut out mountains were transferred on the walls with
of paint creating the immediate illusion of being within a forest. The bed like the girls bedroom was also custom made with extra storage units at the base of
the use of paint creating the immediate illusion of being within a forest. The
the bed. Marimekko fabrics with dots and flowers were selected and transformed into the rooms curtains following the main theme. Other decorative and
bed like the girls bedroom was also custom made with extra storage units at
functional items such as office, mirrors, wall clock, a roof and wall lamp among
the base of the bed. Marimekko fabrics with dots and flowers were selected
other were all shopped from Zara Home and IKEA allowing for an economical
and transformed into the rooms curtains following the main theme. Other
.yet stylish and functional renewal of the rooms
decorative and functional items such as office, mirrors, wall clock, a roof
and wall lamp among other were all shopped from Zara Home and IKEA
.allowing for an economical yet stylish and functional renewal of the rooms
This two-bedroom apartment was in a very
poor condition and in order to raise the value
of the specific asset, some major alterations
took place. The parquet floor was removed
and replaced with a darker grey base tone.
The kitchen counter and cupboards were
removed and the whole kitchen layout was
changed. In the area where the kitchen
was before a new wooden installation was
designed able to ‘hide’ the oven, the washing
and drying machine as well as the fridges.
This furniture is a very important part of the
renovation due to its storage capacity.
A high-end Poggenpohl stainless steel island
was provided by C. Askotis & Sons Ltd and
its the true jewel of the apartment. Like the
wooden installation, the island is functional
on both long sides and its an elegant feature
within the apartment.
Even though this is an open plan design,
the new ceiling above the kitchen is zoning
experientially the kitchen from the living
room. The new lighting design and fixtures
have the ability to set the mood according
to the user’s needs. New roller and electronic
vertical blinds added a luxurius tone.
rotating TV unit design
For this project the living room and the dinning
area were separated by the creation of a
combined structure hosting the fireplace
as well as the tv/storage. The challenging
part of the design was the construction of a
rotating tv unit making possible the tv to be
viewed while using each area at a time. The
TV structure's body is constructed with mdf
and it’s covered with colored steel sheets.
In the structure there is a rotating pole used
to rotate it as well as containing wiring for all
the areas needed such as the woofer space
at the base, the sound bar at the top and
multiple other plugs for tv receivers etc. the
back side of the furniture facing the dining
area, there is a slit for positioning various
decorative items, the access to the wiring
inside the structure as well as the possibility to
hang a painting for visual interest whenever
the unit is rotated.
The fireplace is constructed as a separated
unit. It has a double sided fireplace installed
and it's covered with green marble. At
the side of the structure there is a vertical
lighting strip as well as at the top shelf under
the vertical glass for lighting interest.
The task in hand was the design of a
functional walk-in closet able to cover the
owners’ needs and wants. The new wardrobe
followed the pre-existing arc shape of the
floor, avoiding any spatial loss, and the
addition of a new large counter with a lot of
storage at the center of the room. The third
designed element of the space is the custom
made makeup vanity with lighting access at
the back of the furniture.
The pre-existing warm-colored wooden
parquet floor was maintained, and the whole
design followed a minimal elegant line with
the use of white as a base, gold, and stone/
marble details on the handles. By installing
the new lighting, the project came to life!
Even though this apartment was relatively new in age the interior décor, color and material
choices were very outdated. The pallet for this project was fresh, bright and youthful in order
to reflect the owner’s age and aura. The previews brown heavy kitchen counters were colored
white, a new comfortable custom made corner sofa was made and new fixed furniture were
designed in order to add more storage space. For the kitchen a new counter was designed fixed
on the wall allowing for storage at one end and stool sittings for dinning. A new fun shelve system
was fixed on the wall above the kitchen counter as well as a new TV storage unit under the TV.
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Made Tv Unit
For this project, the client’s main concern
was the redesign of one of the essential
spatial furniture in every house, the tv unit.
The main request was to design a furniture
that could host the tv as well as double as a
storage unit. Having these two parameters in
mind, I created a structure where the storage
cupboards are shaping the base with hidden
handles, and its all colored grey. The top
carved part of the unit hosts the recessed
tv. The unit’s height kept at the height of the
window creates a spatial visual balance. The
vertical wooden elements at the back of
the wall hide the 5 cm structural protrusion
of the beam. At the furniture top surface, a
LED string is spanning from the top to the right
side, vertically creating a light ambiance
within the living room. The left side is used as
a shelving area where multiple items can be
placed as a display. Creating this small project
is an enjoyable task, and I can’t wait for more
projects like this. Keep following the blog, and
the finished product will be published once
This relatively new apartment was in
need for some remodeling of the whole
common area in order to make it more
functional and up-to-date. The main
client’s quest was the connection of
the existing kitchen area to the rest of
the living and dining space. The former
kitchen was enclosed at a small room
completely isolating the user therefore
the plan of action was the complete
demolition of the existing kitchen walls.
A new kitchen was designed in
collaboration with the M.O.B. House
and delivered from Italy. The sitting
area, an electric stove, and a washing
basin are all now placed on an ‘L’ shape
island surrounding the column forming
the main visual division between the
living room and the kitchen. A large
free standing furniture hosting the
fridge, the over and multiple storage
space is positioned next to the existing
wall and a corridor is formed for easy
access and circular movement within
the space. New tiles where placed at
the kitchen zone marking the position
of the old kitchen and the rest of the
space is covered with new parquet.
A new false ceiling covers the new
kitchen and hidden lights were also
added. Two walls were painted in a
grey color, a new dining table, chairs,
the center living room table, two
side tables, and a carpe where new
selections, were the two existing sofas
were covered with a new fabric and
new pillows were made.
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The clients request to demolish all the walls within the common area let to the decision to
create furniture which would include the TV as well as all the electronic equipment supporting
the TV. The request of the TV to be able to be watch from everywhere within the space was
challenging. An orthogonal furniture was proposed which had the ability to rotate the TV
screen in 180 degrees while at the same time having a stable storage base where all the
cables were hidden within.