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LMarchitects: phos restaurant
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jun 30, 2012
LMarchitects: phos restaurant


‘phos restaurant’ by LMarchitects, mykonos, greece
image © vangelis paterakis
all images courtesy of LMarchitects

 

 

greek practice LMarchitects have completed the ‘phos restaurant’ in mykonos, a dazzling new eating establishment which captures
and controls greece’s most abundant and prized resource: phos, which means ‘light’. a reinterpreted roof structure defines the character
of the outdoor dining terrace while encapsulating the region’s vernacular values. the traditional pergola has been deconstructed and reinterpreted
to inject a contemporary appearance, taking on an assembled and sculptural aesthetic with triangulated and metallic modules. the panels are
formed with a geometric configuration of struts and are mounted overhead.

 

secured at diverse locations and positioned in varied inclinations, the collective elements produce an evolving play of illumination
and shadow on the traditional white-washed surfaces below. the primary structural framework for the canopy sits upon partial walls
which border the seating area. built-in benches, tables and chairs line the perimeter, leaving a triangular open space within the center
for circulation.

 

 


dining area is arranged within a triangular plan

 

 


dining area

 

 


dining area terminates at a palm tree

 

 


corner booth of dining area

 

 


view towards bar

 

 


bar detail

 

 


inside the bar

 

 


entrance

 



floor plan / level 0

 

 


roof plan / illustrating pergola

 

 


section

 

 

project info:

 

name: phos restaurant in mykonos town
design: 2012
construction: 2012
design team: mariza aggelidi, lila galata, ariadni kafetzi, bettina velliou
photography: vangelis paterakis

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