Our premice is located at 24 Tsamadou Street, in the center of Patras city. One of our space’s main purpose, is to host contemporary Greek creativity from a variety of relevant fields: Architecture, Visual Arts and Design. Applying her architectural vision, Tatiana Dimou created not only a pleasant place but most of all a unique creative place which undertakes a multitude of studies from architectural study and interior design to the configuration of outdoor spaces and the mark of profes-sional spaces. Many exhibitions of important Greek and foreign artists are being organized all year round, as well.
In 2011, Tatiana Dimou, after a very influential trip to Japan, decided to found her first office called LARCHITECT, on Pantanassis Street. It was about a space of only 20 sq.m., based on the Japanese mentality of design, which can include everything harmoniously in an extremely small space. Ten years later, in 2021, she decides to make her vision of an open space office, true. A space into which art and architecture will coexist. Kleomenis Kostopoulos is the art director and curator of the exhibitions that will be hosted there.
As of the above, in 2019 Tatiana is looking for old industrial and craft spaces in Patras city, a part of the city that particularly fascinates her. This search leads her to a building built back to 1910 which initially functioned as a distillery and as a carpentry shop of the Karydis family later on. She decides to renovate it and her main concern is to respect all its parts, such as the masonry, the floors and the frame of the old wooden roof. This is a space of about 130 sq.m., which was naturally lit with 2.00 m. X 2.00m. on the roof, in an attempt to reproduce the ele-ment of natural light found at the back of the building where once was the courtyard.
Her love for light, nature and green made her create a space where the inside and the outside is no more clear/ obvious which is proved by the fact that two imposing large trees are placed inside the building. Finally, she chooses to locate the whole team in the center of the space, around a large table, which acts as a core. Her main goal was to create an open space that will constantly change from every time an exhibition takes place as it is open to the public.
The team consists of design professionals aiming on building long-term relationships. Their design principles are aimed at: nourishing the cre-ativity, utilizing responsible planning in order to promote social and envi-ronmental plans, valuing the constant research and self- discipline, offering women equity and a friendly environment. Simplicity means everything to them. Their projects are characterized by minimalism and their love in empty space. Through this procedure they pursue a cre-ative and interesting story. The draw inspiration from every stimulus aiming at excellence.
MD - Architect
She was born in Athens and graduated from Patras’ School of Architecture. She is one of the most experienced people with motivations in the field of architecture as she has worked in construction and metal structures for years.