P4architecture, is an internationally awarded architecture firm founded in 2014 in Greece, with studios in Athens, Messenia, and Rhodes.
We are a research-driven design studio, uniting architects, engineers, and designers who collectively share a set of core values and principles.
Our design process integrates academic research and the reality of practice, weaving connections that nurture a symbiotic relationship.
For us, architecture is a long, ongoing dialogue emphasizing framing the right questions rather than finding immediate answers.
In our process, simplicity is our guiding principle as we navigate the increasing complexity of contemporary challenges.
Architecture, for us, serves as a timeless framework rooted in tradition yet open to innovation.
It is our medium for self-expression, the embodiment of our values, and our way to impact the built environment.
Through architecture, we evoke the history to which we belong and aspire to be a part of.
Alkiviadis Pyliotis (Founding Partner) is an Architect-engineer and co-founder of the Architecture studio P4architecture. He studied architecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design (Master in Architecture II, 2020) and the National Technical University of Athens, where he graduated with honors (Diploma, 2017). He teaches Architectural Design as an adjunct Professor at the Department of Architecture of the University of Patras. He has taught Architectural design at Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston (Architecture studio 01, 02, 08). He introduced and taught the “Synthesis as a Process” course at Harvard Graduate School of Design (Summer Course, J-term). He is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the School of Architecture of NTUA with a research topic on the concept of type and its effect on the process of Architectural composition.In 2014, he co-founded the architecture studio P4architecture, which focuses on projects in Greece and abroad based in Athens, Kalamata, and Rhodes. The office’s work has won awards in several international Architectural competitions, received numerous distinctions, exhibited in a series of art and architectural exhibitions, and published in the global electronic and print press.
Konstantinos Pyliotis (Founding Partner) is an architect-engineer and co-founder of the architecture studio P4architecture. He studied architecture at the Architecture School of the National Technical University of Athens. He continued his academic research in the post-graduate master’s program at N.T.U.A School of Architecture, where he graduated with honors. During his master’s degree, he taught architecture design as a teaching assistant. In 2014, he co-founded the architecture office P4architecture; since then, he has been awarded several distinctions and honorary mentions in international architectural competitions and published in the international electronic and printed press. Konstantinos oversees each project from initial design to completion of construction, pursuing a holistic approach to architecture.
Evangelos Fokialis (Founding Partner) is an architect-engineer and co-founder of the architecture studio P4architecture. He studied architecture at Harvard Graduate School of Design (Master in Architecture II, 2020) and the National Technical University of Athens (Diploma, 2017). He has taught Architectural Design as an adjunct professor at the Wentworth Insitute of Technology in Boston (Architecture Studio 01,02,08). He has introduced and taught the course “Synthesis as a Process” at Harvard GSD (Summer Course, J-term).
In 2014, he co-founded the architecture studio P4architecture, which focuses on projects in Greece and abroad, with offices in Athens, Kalamata, and Rhodes. The office’s work has won awards and several international Architectural competitions, received numerous distinctions, exhibited in a series of art and architectural exhibitions, and published in the global electronic and print press.
Taiwan Design week showcases the work of P4 architecture in an exhibition with
the title” Simplifying complexities: fragments from a continuous synthetic process”
“Atrium Habitat” published in the Greek Electronic Press Archetype.gr
“Bouca Houses” selected to be featured on the 165th printed issue of DOMES
Alkiviadis Pyliotis appointed as adjunct professor for the academic year 2022-2023,
teaching Architecture Synthesis at the School of Architecture, University of Patras
Jorge Silvetti and Manolis Korres
visiting acropolis with P4Architecture team
P4architecture team visits Acropolis with architects
Jorge Silvetti and Manolis Korres
P4architecture joined its forces with the NTUA School of Architecture hosting an
on-site research and practice workshop with 55 students at the vernacular
settlement of Romiri, Messinia
Doma peers award atrium in the Residential category, Research Period 2021
P4architecture among the selected group of contemporary artists and architects,
exhibiting the marble model of Atrium Habitat. The exhibition explores
the conversations that take place in artists’ studios and studio visits,
forming an inquiry into the expansive terrain of contemporary
artistic inquiry, curated by Dionisis Christofilogiannis
28th Colombian Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism
Alkiviadis Pyliotis attended the 28th Colombian Biennial as a guest speaker
giving the Lecture : Non-Programmed – A praise to the non-assigned spaces Nov(2022)
The Moment Before: “..In this perception of the creative process, the “final” artifact is never a conclusion but just an instance in a sequence of circumstantial but ordered choices. This frozen moment of the compositional process underlines something more significant – the idea that Synthesis never ends. It continues to evolve for every creator, as a constant doubt of the outcome and as something that is subconsciously and perpetually reshaped, rethought, and rewritten. Thus the “final” project paradoxically works as a “Moment before”; an end that heralds a new beginning enhancing the feeling that something is always waiting to be revealed...” Evangelos Fokialis, Alkiviadis Pyliotis
10th Biennale of Young Greek Architects
“Linear Habitat” and “N75” selected to be featured in the 10th Biennale of Young Greek Architects,
curated by Hellenic Institute of Architecture (Sofia Tsiraki, Tsiampikos Petras)
A-Z harvard for project “Frame of Absense”
A-Z harvard for project of Alkiviadis Pyliotis, Frame of Absense
Winning proposal “Frames of co-living”, International Competition
International Competition for the public student housing in Nicosia, Cyprus
Lecture: Synthesis as a Process – A Year in Retrospect (2021)
Guest speaker at the first year of Wentworth Institute of Technology’s Department of Architecture
“Linear Habitat” published in the Greek Electronic Press Archetype.gr
Doma peers award linear Habitat
Doma peers award Linear Habitat in the Residential category, Research Period 2020
Lecture: The Internal Rule of Structure (2021)
Guest speaker at the “BIG IDEA TALK SERIES” at Wentworth Institute of Technology
Adjunct professors at Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston USA
Alkiviadis Pyliotis & Evangelos Fokialis apointed as adjunct professors
at Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston USA for the academic year 2021-2022
“SYNTHESIS AS A PROCESS – Studio Agora” Publication
Publication of the collective research “Synthesis as a process”
Instructors: Alkiviadis Pyliotis & Evangelos Fokialis
“SYNTHESIS AS A PROCESS” exhibition at Harvard GSD
Final exhibition of the J-term course “Synthesis as a Process – From sketch to the Final Project”
at Harvard Graduate School of Design, Instructors: Alkiviadis Pyliotis & Evangelos Fokialis
“Synthesis as a Process” course creation at
Harvard Graduate School of Design
Alkiviadis Pyliotis & Evangelos Fokialis created & deliver the course:
Synthesis as a Process – From sketch to the Final Project at
Harvard Graduate School of Design, Cambridge USA (Summer Course, Jterm)
“Europe 40 Under 40” award to Konstantinos Pyliotis
Initiated by European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies
as an annual program to spotlight and identify the next generation of architects
and designers who will impact future living and working environments, cities, and rural areas.
Alkiviadis Pyliotis interviewed by Charles Safaieh for the project Archive ad Infinitum in Japan.
“…Alkiviadis Pyliotis also utilizes transparent design to inculcate an awareness that systems,
whether museums or forests, require multiple actors in order to function…”
Lecture: The “paradox” of integration (2016)
Alkiviadis Pyliotis and Evangelos Fokialis giving a lecture at the conference of
the Hellenic Institute of Architecture on the issue of architectural integration
Projects “Bouca Houses” and “Inherent Simplicity” selected to be
featured in the 9th Biennale of Young Greek Architects,
curated by Elias Constantopoulos, Christina Papadimitriou, Marianna Milioni
Lecture: In pursuit of timeless Simplicity (2018)
Invited by Professor Preston Scott Cohen, Alkiviadis Pyliotis and Evangelos Fokialis
gave this lecture at Harvard GSD’s MArch II Proseminar Lecture Series
“Trigonica Simplicitas” published in Archdaily.com (2017) under the title
“Proposal For A Transparent Museum in Cyprus Rethinks The Urban Square”
Ideal Schools | Shaping Characters (2016)
Alkiviadis Pyliotis and Evangelos Fokialis European Association for Architectural Education,
Amsterdam University of the Arts