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  Manolidis Kostas / Professor


Kostas Manolidis (Veria, 1965) is an architect and assistant professor in architectural design. He graduated from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and received the M.Arch degree from Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc). He worked at Neil Denari's office at Los Angeles. Later he set up his own practice at Thessaloniki where he has worked extensively in private and public architecture assignments as well as in landscape design projects. He lives in Volos since 2006.

His academic interests focus on the landscapes of the Greek periphery and the materiality of architecture. He is co-editor of the books “Beautiful, Awful and Austere Landscape: Readings and Perspectives on the Landscape in Greece”, “Representation as a Vehicle of Architectural Thought” and “The Claim of the Outdoors”. He is recording his reflections at:

Courses in current academic year

Architecture Design Studio I: The house
Design of the boundary
Materializations: Studies in architectural materiality



+30 24210 74267

Architectural work

2018, Finalist at the international competition KAIRA LOORO Cultural Center (assistants: Anastasia Bompou, Aikaterini-Eirini Koliamitra)

2017, MARKETPLACE, A new facility for organic farmers market at Volos, Greece. Design research

2016, Participation in "Kastraki Park at Piraeus" Architectural Competition  Kastraki%20Manolidis%202016.jpg

2016, Participation in  TOKYO VERTICAL CEMETERY International Architectural Competition

2015, Participation in  "Bologna Shoah Memorial" International Architectural Competition

2015, A study in erosion. Personal research project

2014, 3rd Prize at the architectural competition "Museum for Argo at Volos"

2014, Remodeling of Nursery School yard at Volos  11o%20Nipiagogeio%20Volou.%20Manolidis.jpg

2014, "Memory Platform", a WWII memorial at Ano Kerasia, Pelion mountain (personal research proposal).

2012, Entry in  "Buenos Aires New Contemporary Art Museum" International Architectural Competition

2012, Participation in "Archaeological Museum and waterfront redesigh at Piraeus" International Architectural Competition. In collaboration with K. Adamakis. E. Apostolou, Th. Kanarelis, E. Mpoumpari, D. Filippitzis.  OLP%20competition%20concept.jpg

2011, Participation in "New York City AIDS Memorial Park" International Architectural Competition  KM_AIDS%20memorial%20park.jpg

2011, Renovation for the Anavros Park at Volos, Personal research proposal.  Kostas%20Manolidis_Anavros%20Park-master%20plan%20detail.jpg

2011, Redesign of Panepistimiou Square at Volos. (with K. Adamakis, Th. Kanarelis, Z. Kotionis)

2010, "Monument for Volos Earthquake", personal research proposal.

2010, Participation in  "Piraeus Tower 2010: changing the facade" International Architectural Competition


2010, "Land of becoming. Formations of cultivated land" exhibition included in the Greek participation at the "12th Mostra Internazionale di Architettura - Biennale di Venezia". Curators: Zisis Kotionis, Phoebe Giannisi.


Chapters in edited volumes

Manolidis K. (2012) Revitalizing the shores of Lake Karla, στο L. Papadopoulos, S. Papadopoulos, V. Trova (eds.) CHANGING LANDSCAPES. Mediterranean sensitive areas design, University of Thessaly Press, Volos 2012, σσ. 112-113

Μanolidis Κ., Kalogirou N. (2008), Redesign of Orologiou Square, στοvan Uffelen, Chris, (ed.), 1000x Landscape Architecture,Verlagshaus Braun, Berlin, 2008, p 662

Articles in scientific journals

Manolidis, K. (2014), Urban space in crisis turmoil, GEOGRAPHIES, a biannual review of spatial issues, No 24, Autumn 2014, pp. 12-15. (introduction and special tribute editing)

Μanolidis Κ. (2014). "Ground fragments. Land of becoming", T3XTURE Archizine, no 1, 2014, USA pp 10-19!t3xture-no1/ccuh

Μanolidis Κ. (2009). "Parque fluvial en Veria. Grecia", PAISEA., Landscape Architecture Review, vol. 08, March 2009, Spain pp 66-69


2015,  "Spatial matrices for collective experiences". Practices of metropolitan solidarity Symposium, University of Thessaly, Volos 22 May 2015

2014,  "Rocky facades. Applications and meanings of rough materiality". 2nd Nationan Conference on the History of Structures, Democritus University of Thrace, Xanthi 3-5 December 2014

2013,  Coordinator of the organization, programme and proceedings for the 3-day Conference on “Transformations of space and its meaning in Greece amid crisis", University of Thessaly, Volos, November 1-3 2013

2012,  "Satellite ichnography. A research on rural landscape". 3rd Urban and Land Planning Conference, University of Thessaly, Volos September 2012.

2011"Obscure patterns. Abandoned agricultural landscapes in Greece", International Conference "Environment, Landscape, European Identity”, University of Bucharest, Bucharest, November 2011.

2011,  "Designing and defamiliarization", Dwelling: Design-Construct-Think Symposium, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, February 2011

2011,  "The end of building rush and the opportunity of architecture", 11th Hellenic Architecture Conference, Union of Greek Architects, Athens March 2011

2010"Lines on the hills. Reading the marks of  a social obsession". International Conference "Emerging Landscapes. Between production and representation”, University of Westminster, London, June 2010.

Academic lectures

2015Landscape and the fragmentation of ground: lecture at the "INVESTIGATING RURAL LANDSCAPES" architectural workshop, Volos, Paou monastery, 30 June 2015


2014, MOVING MOUNTAINS: STUDIES IN PLACE, SOCIETY AND CULTURAL REPRESENTATION, (curated by Christos Kakalis, Emily Goetsch) Tent Gallery, Edinburgh, June 2014.  Participation with the land art project "Memory Platform".

2013, THE ONEIRIC GEOGRAPHY OF THE GROUND, exhibition of pen drawings, Volos, Harta gallery, February 2013. Poster_Oneiric_Ground.jpg