Sustainable Buildings Design in Crete

Maria Gkika -Sustainable Building Design in Crete
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The Pursuit of Green Buildings Design in Crete.

Sustainable design is a buzzword that has already infiltrated many architectural practises and construction firms around the world. Architects are challenged not only in producing designs and proposals that excel in function and purpose, but also in being able to design, propose, deliver and implement integrated solutions that take into account land use, energy consumption and eco-friendly property maintenance practises.

At ARENCOS, we consider how all parameters of a building’s architectural, structural and engineering design synergistically work to meet the needs of property owners, inhabitants and the environment.

We believe that this philosophy can be successfully achieved, by integrating our total architecture ideas with technical excellence and smart custom-made solutions.

Responsible, ethical and responsive; constant and courageous; autonomous and innovative. We are looking for exceptionality.

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Our Philosophy

Biophilic Design in Architecture:
The Cretan Nature Meets Concrete

The variety of architectural and engineering design solutions and their compliance with the Greek Building Codes and Global Engineering Standards incited a lot of challenges. Often, engineers and architects strive to preserve the aesthetics of housing appearances and fail to fulfill a client’s need.

Compared to commercial buildings, the residential design must allow for full integration at all levels of inhabitants’ lives. Moreover, due to excessive energy consumption during the construction and maintenance of a residential project, project design and management must be sustained. For instance, demand for water is outstripping supply in Crete and climate change is making it worse.

Thus, to successfully integrate our sustainable design principles in our projects, an optimal balance between sustainable housing, technologies integration and customer satisfaction is required. Likewise, we focus with determination on the sustainability of our design towards:

ARENCOS Biophilic Design in Crete, Greece

Biophilic Design Dossier

ARENCOS Biophilic Design Dossier is a collection of resources to assist property owners explore biophilic design and promote human-nature connection in the built environment.

The dossier provides help, guidance, motivation, and support for key features and practices from introducing biophilic design to construction materials, to the energy saving planning and design, all the way through construction and well-being.

The Biophilic Design Dossier includes: Essentials of biophilic design, success stories, lessons learned, biophilic design guidance, biophilic design map, biophilic design activities and handbook, risks to avoid and opportunities to proceed.

Exploring the Complex Challenges Around the Sustainable Built Environment.

Today sustainability and biophilic design in the construction sector has become one of the most important topics within research and buildings design. At ARENCOS we implement and integrate sustainable design principles to optimize construction links and to minimize the impact of buildings on the natural environment of Crete, while ensuring that the quality of buildings is not affected.

Our research focuses on the interactions and synergies between structures, human beings, and the environment to improve the performance of buildings, minimize waste, and create healthy, safe, comfortable and practical spaces.

Transform your buildings into high-performing assets.

Among others, we conduct dedicated research on:

NET-ZERO - Sustainable Building Design in Chania, Crete
Are you interested in living off-the-grid in Crete? Building in a sustainable way is one thing, but creating a comfortable, off-grid and net-zero property in a remote location takes innovation and courage. 
Off Grid House in Crete - How much does it cost
Fully off-grid covers places where there is no mains grid connection at all. This could either be down to the costs or purely as a personal choice. Installing solar panels is not enough to be considered off-grid, and most people who use solar energy still rely on electricity from an outside source.
ARENCOS - Architects, Engineers and Constructors in Chania, Crete.
Functionality. Practicality. Sustainability. Inclusivity.

Using our critical thinking, knowledge, motivation and passion to deliver lasting value for our projects– that’s our approach to sustainability. We have the motivation to do it, and we believe we have the responsibility to do it. It’s that simple.

Passive House Construction and Design In Crete - Articles and Podcast

PHCC is an architectural and engineering philosophy for zero-carbon buildings in Crete, Greece.

Our expertise spans carbon, water, waste and energy saving, planning and management skills ranging from project construction and advisory services to sustainable infrastructure and net-zero.

Off-Grid Houses in Crete, Greece - Our Approach
Project Management in Crete
Property Identification and Real Estate Mediation in Crete, Greece

Creating Lasting Value

Following state-of-the-art sustainable design concepts and using eco-friendly materials for our construction projects in Crete, not only reduces the impact of the properties on the environment, but also provides our clients more freedom to experiment with designs and concepts that highlight creativity, function, innovation, and wellbeing.

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Meet the Team

Meet the team of ARENCOS: Maria Gkika FOUNDER - Senior Civil Engineer

Maria Gkika

Senior Civil Engineer - Founder & Owner

Meet the team of ARENCOS: Stelios Ilias Mpaladakis - Civil Engineer - ARENCOS

Stelios Ilias Mpaladakis

Civil Engineer

Meet the team of ARENCOS: Christina Nianou Senior Architect at ARENCOS, Chania, Crete

Christina Nianiou

Senior Architect

Meet the team of ARENCOS: Stavros Thomas - Wind Energy Engineer ARENCOS

Stavros Thomas

Senior Wind Energy Engineer

Maria Maridaki - Interior Design & Property Management with ARENCOS

Maria Maridaki

Renovation Design & Property Management

Meet the team of ARENCOS: Erasmia Skartsila- Junior Architect at ARENCOS

Erasmia Skartsila


Meet the team of ARENCOS: Gregory Petrakis - Senior Electrical Engineer - ARENCOS Architects and Engineers in Crete

Gregory Petrakis

Senior Electrical Engineer

Meet the team of ARENCOS: Dimitris Papadakis - Rural & Surveying Engineer - ARENCOS

Dimitris Papadakis

Rural & Surveying Engineer

Meet the team of ARENCOS: Aristidis Vittorakis - Senior Civil Engineer (Structural) - ARENCOS

Aristidis Vittorakis

Senior Civil Engineer (Structural)

Meet the team of ARENCOS: Hellena Willson - Business Inquiries Specialist

Helena Willson

Customer Inquiry Specialist

Meet the team of ARENCOS: Carol Ann Reed - Interior Designer Architect - ARENCOS Architects & Engineers in Chania, Crete.

Carol Ann Reed

Interior Designer - Architect

Dimitra Roussou HR ARENCOS

Dimitra Rousou

Associate, Senior Talent Acquisition Professional

Ioanna Patteraki - Mechanical Engineer - ARENCOS Architects and Engineers in Crete

Ioanna Pateraki

Mechanical Engineer

Nikos Spiridakis - Topographer - ARENCOS Architects and Engineers in Crete

Nikos Spiridakis



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