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Master in Conservation & Regeneration

University of Sheffield. UK


Personal Detail

Date of birth: 22.04.1987

Nationality: Cypriot







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

Adobe InDesign

Adobe Photoshop


GCE in Art & Design. Grade B

Adobe illustrator









Studio Sophia

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.




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

and Regeneration.


Eptagonia Heritage Museum. Cyprus.


Half-year scholarship: by the University of Nicosia in memory of

Angela Yiallourides.


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.


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

'Next Generation'.

Synthesis Magazine. Cyprus Edition. February 2007, p.38-42, title

'New Designers'.


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.



1Residence (2015)-ccai

This peculiar project had unique attributes

due to the plots characteristic linear formation

and the clients’ requirement for a single level


The plan was divided in two main zones

separated by a semi-open space where the

family could gather and host various events.

To the North the common family areas such as

living room, kitchen and veranda were placed

and to the South all the private sleeping areas.

The open veranda was covered with deck

and roof holes allows for tree growth within

the space.

The private zone was offered a narrow private

garden with semi-transparency from the

street made of custom hollow tiles allowing

for ventilation and visual interest were the

common zone was covered by an inclined

roof. Even though the plot had its difficulties

an interesting composition was able to meet

the clients’ requirements with success.



Residence (2020)-ccai

3d-Studio Sophia

This contemporary 260 sq residence is located

in Nicosia. This house is designed to be a

relaxing getaway when the owners return

home from a long working day.

All the common family activities are layed

on the ground floor in a common manner

except from the kitchen which is semi private.

In order to achieve the indoor/outdoor feeling

a parallel deck is positioned right outside the

common areas. The first floor creates a shaded

area for the summer days and the overflow

pool complements the house. A pool house as

well as a photography room is added near the

covered parking.

On the first floor a lot of storage is spread

throughout the corridor. There are three

bedrooms, two bathrooms, an office , a small

veranda as well as the access area to the roof.

3 Residence (2016)-ccai

The interplay between indoors and outdoors

within the residence as well as the variable

of visibility and transparency are themes

investigated in this project. The house

is separated in two main volumes, the

private facing North and the communal

space where the living room, dining area

and kitchen are grouped together. An

intermediated individual volume acts as the

main entrance area dividing the public from

the private.

The communal spaces are mainly enclosed

with the use of glass panels, vertical

protection louvers facing the street and the

use of curtains. The large sliding opening

facing the exterior veranda allow for the

living room to expand to the exterior during

the summer season with ease. A small office/

play room is independently attached on

the house as a square with glass openings

in order to offer to the parents direct visual

monitoring on the kids as was requested.

The whole communal volume is covered by

steel structure with an under inclined ceiling

and in combination with the glass panel

system of sliding doors cross ventilation and

visual interest is formed.

The family bedrooms are composed

surrounding an exterior courtyard and the

master bedroom was assigned with its own

private veranda and garden.


4 Residence (2015)-ccai

The house is located in a highly populated

area of Nicosia where privacy protection

from the attached resident and the adjoining

houses was a critical element in the design.

Composed with a contemporary touch

a combination of white surfaces, plank

concrete finishes, steel fences and a bit of

wood was selected. As requested within the

premises photography office was introduced

in order for the owner to be able to accept

client meetings at home therefore a

controlled access point was formed creating

levels of accessibility.

The residence is programmatically composed

around a central double height open plan

living room where all the common family

activities are situated in a common living

and dining space. Large sliding glass doors

and various height openings on the exterior

wall allow for cross ventilation and natural

day light to penetrate the space. An exterior

double height semi covered area acts as

an extension of the interior living spaces and

shades the large windows from unwanted

reflections from the summer sun.

The central void of the communal spaces on

the ground floor extends to the upper floors

allowing visual connections between the

bedrooms and living spaces from the lower



5 Residence (2019)-ccai

The main idea for this house was the creation

of a residence which would be able to turn

into a retreat from the everyday life closing off

the rest of the world outside. In order to enter

the residence one passes through the vertical

metallic wall and step into a small courtyard

with a tree. Then entering the residence you

find the common space which includes the

kitchen, dining area and living room. A play

room is added at the front of the house. The

adjacent porch and pool offers to the users

the ability to easily transition from inside to

outside expanding the space visually as well

as functionally.

The first floor is made of 2 kids bedrooms

with their share bathroom, a lot of storage

in the corridors, a master bedroom with a

private balcony and a master bathroom. The

courtyards tree expands to the 1st floor and the

users are able to enjoy the view of greenery

from the comfort of their own bed.

6 Residence (2016)-ccai

The site is situated in a suburban area of Nicosia which in the last few years is

under a rabid mass development. The orthogonal inclined plot determined

the main shape of the house and the multiple orthogonal volumes in a variety

of heights and materials form the living spaces.

The residence spans in three levels, the basement with its own private yard,

the ground level with all the common family activities and the top floor with

the private bedrooms. At the ground level a formal dining and living room

are positioned together within a double height space covering the one side

of the house where a secondary family living room, an office, and the kitchen

cover the rest of the floor plan. The vertical staircase shaft is the main transition

point among the levels. In order to allow for sun protection the whole staircase

unit is dressed with a metallic perforated envelope reinforcing the feeling

of privacy and safety from the neighborhood. All the bedrooms have their

own en-suit bathrooms and they have their own separate long orthogonal


The master bedrooms volume made of brick extend beyond the ground floor and offers

shade to the ground floor veranda. Natural day light penetration was essential for

this project therefore the roofs of the bedrooms are subtracted from the walls

and facing North narrow lines of skylights make the rooms feel airy with cross

ventilation and spatial interest.


7 Residence (2013)-ccai

The focus for this project was the creation of a 120 m² residence with affordable

modern design and high structural quality. Therefore a modern house was

created by the combination of elevated clear volumes with defined space

and activities. Its size is approximately 90m², with 30m² of covered verandas

and contains a living room, kitchen, dining space, as well as two bedrooms.

The residence is programmatically divided in common (West) and private

sections (East). The common space is composed in an open plan featuring

a large living area with wood burning fireplace, a dining area for 8 people

and a kitchen with built–in appliances. This space is characterized by its high

ceiling and the ample natural light purring in the space. The large movable

window system offers spaciousness, openness as well as easy connection

with the exterior veranda. The guest bathroom is tactfully positioned at the

transition space between common and private spaces in order to avoid

direct visibility from the public area. There are two bedrooms: a master

bedroom with en-suite bathroom and a large second bedroom.


Taking into consideration the climate of Cyprus, the patio is holding a central role in the composition allowing the natural light as well as ventilation to enter the

The house purposely incorporates three materials: wood, brick and glass. There are no

living spaces. The patio and a large covered veranda offer space for seating and dining during the summer time with possibility for fitted barbecue and a bar. The

embellishments to ensure that the focus is on the space rather than the materials. This

flexibility of the sliding window system connects visually as well as practically the exterior with the interior at any time the owner decides. Functioning as one, the

lowers the cost of construction but also creates a space where 120m² turn into a perfect

spatial boundary is expanded and the buildings character alters flexibly according to season and activity.

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8 Residence (2015)-ccai

Located in one of the most fast growing residential area in Nicosia, the young couple

owned a plot of 558 sqm. As requested the house was based on an L shape format

spaning in three layers, an underground parking, a ground floor and the first floor.

The 291,5 sq L shape layout sits on the right side of the plot.

The residence derived from a composition of three volumes. A main

horizontal orthogonal volume is laid at the front of the plot hosting the

entrance, the living room and the formal dining area. A wooded grain

cement stamping volume is slightly lifted from the ground and is used by the couple as their private office with large opening towards the pool.

A vertical orthogonal volume with inclined edges is positioned at the top of the ground floor horizontal unit and it is mainly used in private by the family. At

the ground floor the common living room and the formal dining area are a joined where the office and the kitchen are positioned at the opposite directions

for more privacy. The staircase is located at the front of the house leads the users to the first floor where a master and two bedrooms are located. The master

bedroom contains a walk-in closet, and an en-suite combined shower/ jacuzzi room.

The natural lighting within this space is emitted through a large top to ceiling window

facing the front elevation of the house, where on the long side of the house an

orthogonal skylight covers a large amount of the corridor.


9 Residence (2018) -ccai

This narrow plot was assigned to the office in

a quest of creating a functional 155 sq. house

able to house a young family. In order to make

the residence more functional the ground floor

was designed as an open plan with the living

room, the dining area and kitchen made as

one unified space. For more privacy a deck

area was assigned at the back end of the

house with a barbeque place and a narrow

strip of garden adjacent to the neighbors plot.

The top level is mainly used as the families’

private zone where all the bedrooms are

facing North-East. The master bedroom has

its own en-suit bathroom, wardrobe and

a small balcony. In addition the laundry is

though best to be done at the top level of the

residence therefor extra storage is added at

the corridors allowing for washing machine to

be installed and with the addition of an extralarge

balcony at the back end of the house

the drying can be done naturally.

The whole residence has a narrow shape

clean white form but an element of interest

is added at the front of the house with a

diagonal cladding system.

10 Residence (2015)-ccai

The concept for this residence in the superb of Nicosia was based

on the request of the owners to translate their residential needs into

an L shape composition.

With this particular layout and the orthogonal shape plot an open

yard was formed from the negative space therefore the ground

floor common everyday spaces such as the living room, kitchen and

dining area are all facing the yard. Divided in two main volumes,

an L shape ground floor and an orthogonal top floor the house

follows minimal lines as well as colors.

On the top floor the family’s bed rooms and a small laundry room

are placed. The master bedroom is visually separated from the rest

of the shape with an alcove and faces directly towards the pool.

A roof garden covers the roof of the L shape volume offering extra

entertaining outdoor space.

The common ground floor spaces are laid on an open plan without

visual boundaries and large sliding windows allowing for easy

transition to the exterior barbeque area and pool. An office as well

as an extra bedroom is located at each end of the L shape offering

to the family the extra space needed for efficient residential use.








A new developing company

approached the team to

design a set of house within a

plot. Due to the specific plots

shape as well as part of our

ideology was not to create

identical houses rather than

two houses following the

same modern language.

The houses are 155 sq. each

suitable for middle class

families. The ground floor

areas comprises of the living

room, the kitchen and dining

room all in one space and a

large deck area for indooroutdoor


The first floor has all the

bedrooms and bathrooms

as well as a small veranda

to be used as pleased. The

houses composition was

smart in a way avoiding the

loss of any unused sq. but at

the same time offering the

most comfort in its size.





Building a semi detached residence is always

a challenge in the sense of privacy as well as

in a sense of creating a combination of two

similar but not identical houses. The main task

was the creation of a three bedroom house

and a four bedroom house.

It was important to have a double parking

area and a wardrobe at each master

bedroom. For both houses the ground floor

is similar with the living and dining located at

the back end of the house and the kitchen is

at the front with immediate access from the


The main entrance is at the side of the houses

avoiding to touch the residences eliminating

noise issues. The connection of the properties

is only visible at the storage rooms.




Apartment Block


The owner of this plot approached the office

in order to design an apartment block which

would stand out from the rest in terms of shape

as well as in terms of apartment layouts.

Thirteen luxuries apartments were proposed.

Three main openings were formed in order

to have trees grow in parallel to the building.

Upon entering the block one enters to the

main courtyard. Spanning in three floors all

the units are a one bedroom apartment but

with multiple layout options.

The whole buildings has a minimal and large

window openings allowing for light and natural

ventilation to run through the spaces. Vertical

custom made division structures are made in

order to create visual interest as well as avoid

the direct view into the apartment.


Apartment Block


The owner of this plot approached the office

in order to design an apartment block which

would stand out from the rest in terms of shape

as well as in terms of apartment layouts.

Thirteen luxuries apartments were proposed.

Three main openings were formed in order

to have trees grow in parallel to the building.

Upon entering the block one enters to the

main courtyard. Spanning in three floors all

the units are a one bedroom apartment but

with multiple layout options.

The whole buildings has a minimal and large

window openings allowing for light and natural

ventilation to run through the spaces. Vertical

custom made division structures are made in

order to create visual interest as well as avoid

the direct view into the apartment.


Apartment Block


The plot for this residential building was a tricky

one due to its curved plot at two sides as well

as the request to design 18 apartments in two

floors. In order to achieve these, the whole

building followed the plot's curves creating a

visual interest.

The apartments are positioned in rows with a

common corridor in the center. The corridor

is actually an open air bridge allowing for

multiple openings around the apartment walls.

Greenery spanse from the ground floor to

the top levels through multiple cut outs and

a common facade is used as an envelope

around the building with a playful character.


Apartment Block


Located in Lakatamia, this apartment building

project is a combination of two apartment

typologies spanning in three floors. The two

typologies are three two room and three three

room apartments.

The main characteristic for this project is the

design choice to have the verandas facing

the side of the building due to the fact that

there is a green zone adjacent to the property

hence more privacy for the users. Also each

typology at either floor is separated by placing

the common used areas at the center of the


The third floor apartments also own a roof

veranda. Another design element that makes

the whole building more interesting is the

wooden ceiling at each veranda warming up

the whole composition.



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.



Renovation &

Interior Design


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

kitchen space.

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.

renovations & interior design

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.

1. staircase

2. residence entrance

3. guest bathroom

4. living room

5. dinning area

6. kitchen

7. pantry room

8. bedroom

9. common bathroom

10. master bedroom

11. closet

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.


Brand: Infinity


Chair Design


Design Team:

Sophia Neocleous (Architect / Interior Designer)

Nicole Florentzou (Interior Architect)

Tomas Pitsilis (3D Animator)

Project title: Soni Chair And Stool Family

Toying with the concept of the competition in

regard to sustainability, materiality and easy

assembly the designers Sophia Neocleous

and Nicole Florentzou made a step back to

childhood were wooden stacking toys was their

first contact with design. The SoNi family consists

of four elements made of ash wood. In order to

make the assembly simpler, two sets of legs are

formed expanding from the base to the back rest.

The identical pieces are crossed and connected

with a half lap joint in the middle, creating the

chair’s or stool’s core. Adding a wooden dowel

is a part that will give that connection more

stability. Wooden dowels are also used for the

seat to fasten on to the base structure. Finally,

the backrest slides through the vertical cut outs

at the top of the structure. Therefore, the use

of alternative elements such as metal ware

was successfully eliminated from the project.

The assembly of the SoNi family brings to mind

the simplicity of our childhood wooden puzzle

toys and emphasizes the clarity of the chair’s

concept. To add an extra touch of playfulness

the seat and backrest pieces are painted with

eco-friendly paints in a pastel version of the

primary colours and white. The main aim of the

SoNi family is to activate the user’s childhood

memories and make the assembly process in

adulthood an enjoyable task.

Medical School

and Health Science

Building for the

Univeristy of Cyprus.



Located at the campus of the University

of Cyprus the competition was focused

on the design of the Medical School and

Health Science Building.

The first part of the proposal was the

orthogonal underground composition

where all the research laboratories are

located in a controlled environment with

a common internal courtyard. This part

of the building has a direct connection

with the future Biology Building which is

estimated to be completed within few

years along the competition plot.

The roof of the laboratories was

transformed into a plaza inviting the

students from the specific profession as

well as from the rest of the campus to

meet and greed at this level addressing

the topic of connection with the campus

pedestrian walkway (belvedere).


The rest of the classes as well as the faculty area where located at the

main building at the ground level in the form of a landmark standing

above the plaza. The multiple layers of visibility where part of the main

building composition. For this project the materiality of the whole

structure followed clean lines following the theme of the medical


The new Medical School for the University of Cyprus is therefore not

a single new building entity inside the campus but a complementary

addition to it.

The Redesign of

the Old GSP Area.





Staring from the new square designed by

Zaha Hadid few meters farther the walker is

directed to pass through a new landmark.

The commercial units where place at the

two opposite sides and were covered with

planted inclined roofs where at the center

a large open plaza was formed. The

inclined roofs host a park as well as sitting

space for events.

The concept behind the proposal takes the form of a

dynamic architectural intervention with an urban planning

strategy of connecting the urban axis from the historical

central of Nicosia (Eleftheria square) to the presidential

palace (new City centre) and in an extent the old city to

the new.


Three levels of underground parking are placed

beneath the ground hiding them from the users

view. The aim is to enable a unique multicultural

social network of infrastructural, spatial

and programmatic elements to co-exist within

a new dynamic hybrid space, unifying old and

new, providing for a missing social “Landmark” in

the heard of the capital.


Eptagonia Heritage

Museum. Cyprus.



The site of the competition was located at

the community of Eptagonia in Cyprus and

the topic was the creation of a heritage

museum, the formation of a new square, as

well as the renovation of the existing cultural

center neighboring the villages’ church.

The peculiarity of the site was the large

height difference among the plot where

the new building would be placed and the

position of the existing cultural center at the

top of the hill. There was a need for a smooth

connection among the two interventions

and the smart use of negative space in

between them.

The aim of the proposal was the creation of

a path which would direct the visitor from

the new heritage museum to the renovated

cultural center up the hill. At the center

of the composition a square for multiple

cultural events was proposed with a smooth

inclination becoming a pole of interest for

the locals as well as the visitors.

There was a special interest into the materiality of the buildings

and its harmonic blend to the site therefore oxidized zing panels

were selected as the main exterior material and wood. Views

was another interest factor for the team and the ability to see

as well as experience the buildings and the site from multiple

height, and viewpoints was offered to the user.


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