Arch. Andreas VARDAS – Founder of Vardas Studio – CYPRUS
Vardastudio is located in Paphos and was established by Andreas Vardas in 1997. Andreas Vardas graduated from the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, in 1993 and gained his working experience in London. He is a member of the RIBA, as well as ETEK. The studio’s work includes a number of individual houses, housing development as well as public buildings and a healthy number of competitions. The practice has earned many awards in competitions as well as the Republic of Cyprus President’s award. It has also represented Cyprus in the European Mies Van Der Rohe award.
The studio’s design agenda is focused on two points: a clear architectural response to the site and the client’s brief, and simplicity in form. Each project is tackled in a unique way and becomes a direct response to its environmental conditions, an integral part of the landscape. Built and the natural environment must interact as closely as possible to provide the best spatial experience to the end-user. The built form is simple and functional, with different functional elements expressed and accentuated. Detailing is kept simple and beautiful. Ornamentation has no place in the design process. Instead, materials are used in imaginative ways to provide texture and atmosphere.