We are an architectural design practice that is working on a wide scope of projects inspired by the interest in advanced digital design techniques for the development of innovative, sustainable and structurally efficient architectural designs. Each project is approached as a territory transformed by the parameters of urban, physical and sociocultural context, programmatic and interior requirements, materiality and tectonics. Research is integral part of the firm’s methodology incorporating information from other engineering disciplines for the integration of innovative construction techniques and structural parameters in architectural design. The practice has received seven awards in International architectural competitions including three 1st awards. EP Architects gained considerable international attention when the T. Papadopoulos Footbridge in Pafos received the Special Judges’ Recognition at the International 2013 MIPIM Architectural Review Future Project Awards competition.
Several waves of urbanization in Cypriot cities since 1920s in combination with the absence of urban design strategy have led to their expansion on the basis of detached houses. This has produced dysfunctional urban density for the development of public infrastructures while the shopping malls at the cities outskirts have led to the decline of commercial centres. Hence, with the design of unified residential developments we demonstrate solutions with density and urban functionality where the introduction of shared space, linear parks and cycling routes will manifest with the vitality of urban public space.
Elina Pattichi holds March-BArch with honors from the National Technical University of Athens and March from Architectural Association, Design Research Laboratory. She is founder and director at EP Architects while doing part-time teaching in schools of architecture in Cyprus and abroad. She has received several awards for EPArchitects design and has given lectures for her work in conferences in Cyprus and abroad (8th Biennale of Young Greek Architects-Greece, Perspective conference-Italy, ACIA-India etc). As a student of architecture, she was distinguished for the work with honours, scholarships and awards in academic architectural competitions. She received one of the top scholarships from the State Scholarships Foundation for her entry (exams) in the National Technical University of Athens.
Taulant Tozaj holds BArch-MArch from the National Technical University of Athens and he is a member of the Cyprus Scientific and Technical Chamber and the Technical Chamber of Greece (TEE-TCG). Taulant is partner at EPArchitects where he has contributed in their design achievements with his experience that ranges across hospitality, residential, commercial, cultural and interior design. He received several awards in international architectural competitions including two 1st awards in Sparta Museum and for the Social Housing in Pano Polemidia of Cyprus Land Development Corporation.