Building construction

Following the establishment of our technical office by Nikolaos V. Konidaris in the early 1990s, we began our activity in the construction of multi-storey buildings and private projects in the greater area of Attica.

The experience gained from the design, construction and real estate development of the buildings was passed on to Vissarion and Afroditi-Maria Konidaris with their participation in the office’s projects.

Below are selected projects of the office.

Low energy consumption buildings

Since 2010, when the Energy Performance Building Regulation (KENAK) was established, all new buildings are designed and constructed with low energy consumption to meet the needs for heating, cooling, hot water and lighting.

These buildings are based on the principles of bioclimatic design.Bioclimatic design is the design of buildings based on the local climate conditions, with the utilization of solar energy and the natural phenomena of the climate, in order to ensure conditions of thermal and visual comfort.

In bioclimatic design passive and hybrid (low energy) design principles/systems are applied, using mechanical heating, mechanical cooling, mechanical ventilation and artificial lighting only as additional means. By this way a reduction in conventional fuel consumption is achieved, the use of air conditioners to cool buildings is minimized, and the electricity consumption for artificial lighting is reduced to minimum. As a result, a low-energy building saves energy and helps to improve the planet’s atmosphere.

A low-energy building will remain cool in the summer with minimal use of air conditioning, while in winter the exploitation of the heating capacity of the sun’s rays will greatly ensure the heating of the interior with minimal consumption of oil / gas or electricity. All this translates into a serious money saving for the home budget but also for a healthier indoor environment (climatic conditions) compared to a conventional building.

From 1/1/2020, all new buildings must be “near zero energy consumption” (NZEB), i.e. they must be classified in category A of the energy certification.

Our practice’s experience in construction projects and its expertise in bioclimatic design enables us to undertake the design and construction of buildings whilst meeting user needs and ensuring a low energy footprint.

Example of thermal insulation of a new building in Alimos

As part of the construction of a new residential building, our practice undertook thermal insulation works according to the specifications of the approved energy study.

The works included the following:

  1. Installation of external thermal insulation system for the vertical elements of the building (masonry & load-bearing structure)
  2. Thermal insulation & waterproofing of the roof
  3. Waterproofing of the surrounding ground floor space
  4. Waterproofing of the balconies