Noema | K-Studio + Lambs and Lions

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Noema | K-Studio + Lambs and Lions

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  • Project Name: Noema
  • Practice: K-Studio
  • Products: Calietra , Crosswater , Delta Marbles , Gruppo Linealight , Luminart , Mego , Tuscany Artlab , Vagenas , Walls & Floors , Zellige
  • Completion year: 2021
  • Gross Built up Area: 750 sqm
  • Project Location: Mykonos
  • Country: Greece
  • Design Team: Dimitris Karampatakis, Michalis Skitsas, Daphne Dimopoulou, Eleni Aroni, Meni Gentimi, Thibaud Stelmaszyk
  • Structural Consultants: Spyros Tsakiris
  • MEP Consultants: Andreas Psaroudakis
  • Contractors: Main Contractor: Terra Mykonia, METAL WORKS: MITRAS, WOOD WORKS: KOTSYFAS, PAFOS, PEGOLAS | WOOD CEILINGS: ELEFTHERIOU | KANONOPOULOS, WINDOW | DOOR FRAMES: KOTSYFAS, MITRAS, CONCRETE WORKS: TWELVE CONCEPT, WALL RENDERS: WALLS & FLOORS, FLOOR SCREED: WALLS & FLOORS, CUSHIONS: VAGENAS, CUSTOM MIRRORS: MITRAS
  • Interior + Furniture: LAMBS AND LIONS
  • Photo Credits: BREBA | Claus Brechenmacher & Reiner Baumann Photography, Robert Rieger, Yiorgos Kaplanidis
  • Others: 3D Visualization: Fat Tony Studio, Branding Designer: Lambs And Lions, Surveyors: Panagiotis Stathis, Dimitris Megremis (Dm Surveyors), Lighting Designer: LAST - Lighting Architecture Studio, Sound Consultant: Thalis Menexelis, Kitchen Consultant: Mego, Signage: Paris Koutsikos
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Excerpt: The architecture project Noema, by K-Studio and Lambs and Lions, is a hybrid space designed to inspire a strong sense of community and place. A warm and welcome contrast to the gleaming lime-washed lanes of Mykonos town, the subdued palette of charcoal, seal, and sand evokes the granite boulders, drystone walls, and golden beaches of Mykonos. In keeping with Noema’s natural ethos, earthenware and large plants create a tropical Mediterranean ambience.

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Noema | K-Studio + Lambs and Lions
© BREBA | Claus Brechenmacher & Reiner Baumann Photography, Robert Rieger, Yiorgos Kaplanidis

[Text as submitted by architect] Located in the traditional heart of Mykonos town, Nōema (Greek word for ‘meaning’ or ‘substance’) is a hybrid space designed to inspire a strong sense of community and place. With a contemporary Greek restaurant, an open-air bar, a concept store, and an eclectic line-up of live music, Nōema embodies the easy-going joie de vivre of the Greek islands. A celebration of simplicity, generosity, and spontaneity where nature rules, time stands still, and being together is what really matters.

Noema | K-Studio + Lambs and Lions
© BREBA | Claus Brechenmacher & Reiner Baumann Photography, Robert Rieger, Yiorgos Kaplanidis

Distilling the culinary traditions and cultural heritage of the Cyclades to their essence, Nōema is a modern interpretation of this timeless, organic way of life. Gathering family and friends around a table to share nature’s gifts. Improvising a feast from the humblest ingredients. Honouring the seasons and savouring every moment. In the Cycladic lexicon, Nōema is the meaning of life.

Noema | K-Studio + Lambs and Lions
© BREBA | Claus Brechenmacher & Reiner Baumann Photography, Robert Rieger, Yiorgos Kaplanidis
Noema | K-Studio + Lambs and Lions
© BREBA | Claus Brechenmacher & Reiner Baumann Photography, Robert Rieger, Yiorgos Kaplanidis

A secret garden for starlit gatherings: Evenings at Nōema evolve organically, from Aegean aperitifs and sharing plates to unplugged live sessions and impromptu DJ sets after-hours. The relaxed vibe nudges guests to become one extended parea, a close-knit crew enjoying good food, good music, and good company.

Noema | K-Studio + Lambs and Lions
© BREBA | Claus Brechenmacher & Reiner Baumann Photography, Robert Rieger, Yiorgos Kaplanidis

Nōema’s open kitchen, bar, and salon radiate from the enclosed courtyard, creating a seamless transition between loosely defined areas for eating, drinking and dancing.

The courtyard, or avli, is the heart of the Cycladic home — a secret garden, protected from the elements, where family and friends come together to eat and drink, talk and dance, under the light of the moon.

Noema | K-Studio + Lambs and Lions
© BREBA | Claus Brechenmacher & Reiner Baumann Photography, Robert Rieger, Yiorgos Kaplanidis
Noema | K-Studio + Lambs and Lions
© BREBA | Claus Brechenmacher & Reiner Baumann Photography, Robert Rieger, Yiorgos Kaplanidis

A modern spin on Cycladic minimalism: When he alighted on Mykonos in the 1930s, Le Corbusier declared: “These humble island houses are the archetype of modern architecture.” Casting a new light on the stripped-back Cycladic aesthetic, Nōema was conceived by design consultancy Lambs & Lions, in collaboration with Greek architects K-Studio. The subtle design riffs on contrasting elements of raw concrete, polished cement, textured tiles and dark wood.

Noema | K-Studio + Lambs and Lions
© BREBA | Claus Brechenmacher & Reiner Baumann Photography, Robert Rieger, Yiorgos Kaplanidis
Noema | K-Studio + Lambs and Lions
© BREBA | Claus Brechenmacher & Reiner Baumann Photography, Robert Rieger, Yiorgos Kaplanidis

The subdued palette of charcoal, seal, and sand reflects the granite boulders, drystone walls and golden beaches of Mykonos, but shies away from Cycladic white and blue clichés — a warm and welcome contrast to the luminous lime-washed alleys of Mykonos town. Earthenware and oversized plants create a tropical Mediterranean atmosphere, reflecting Nōema’s natural ethos.

Noema | K-Studio + Lambs and Lions
© BREBA | Claus Brechenmacher & Reiner Baumann Photography, Robert Rieger, Yiorgos Kaplanidis

An oasis in the white-hot blaze of Mykonos town: Nōema is discreetly located in the back-alleys of Chora, the poetic harbour town of Mykonos. Beyond the designer boutiques and glamorous bars is a labyrinth of pure white lanes, red-domed churches and smooth-edged houses that fit together like a perfectly imagined puzzle.

Noema | K-Studio + Lambs and Lions
© BREBA | Claus Brechenmacher & Reiner Baumann Photography, Robert Rieger, Yiorgos Kaplanidis

At the end of a narrow passageway, Nōema is hidden in the heart of this dazzling settlement, its entrance framed by oversized amphorae painted black. A meandering pathway leads to a side door, discreetly concealed behind an old well, reserved for those who prefer not to make an entrance. The adjacent Pavilion is home to the Nōema Store, a constellation of calm spaces for treasure hunting or chilling.

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