The architectural office “VOIS architects” was founded in Athens in 2006, by Katerina Vordoni and Fania Sinaniotou and is constituted by a team of young architects.
Katerina Vordoni was born in 1980 in Athens. In 2001 she completed her Bachelor in UCL, at the Barttlet School of Architecture and in 2004 her Diploma at the AA, Architectural Association, in London. In her year out she worked as an assistant architect in the architectural office “Atelier 66, Suzana + Dimitris Antonakanis”, in Athens and then in the office of “Sasaki Associates”, in Boston USA.
Fania Sinaniotou was born in 1981 in Athens. In 2001 she completed her bachelor in the UEL, University of East London and in 2004 her diploma at the RCA, Royal College of Art, in London. IN her year out she worked as an assistant architect in the architectural office ISV, in Athens, and in the office of Sasaki Associates, in Boston, USA, after her diploma in the office Space Out in London.
The two met at high school, studied at the same time in London, worked together at Boston and at their arrival at Athens started up “VOIS architects”.
In 2009 Martha Georgiou, graduated from the Architectural School Of the University of Patras, adding to the team the experience she gained at prominent architecture offices.
Having their base in Athens, the office is active mainly in the Greek region but also abroad. The main object focuses on private work that covers a wide spectrum of uses and scales; residences, group of residences and shops.
Drawing inspiration upon daily life, habits, moments and objects, the architectural course of each project is defined. Having as a basic rule the alternation, every project is a new start given the possibility to reconfigure the materials, redefine the form and rethink the function. Dialogue is incorporated in the process of design and in the axis of growth and improvement of an architectural product.
The analysis and recording of each individual, typology and environment in the course of study are essential.
The product of the design process is a concept that creates an architectural story read and translated in different scales. Objective of the office is that each architectural undertaking of independent scale contains substance, quality and creativity.
Their work has been published in a variety of architectural magazines. In 2011 they were invited to participate in the Wallpaper* Architects Directory Exhibition at the Architectural Foundation in London, as one of twenty world's best emerging architectural practices, given an open brief to design the ultimate rural retreat. Part of their work will be published in the 13th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice «COMMON GROUND», as part of the KM Properties associated architects, in the Greek pavilion under the title "Made in Athens".