We are Eleni and Laoura, two architects who joined forces by establishing ONAiONA Architecture and Design Studio in 2017. Prior to this we collaborated on a number of projects where our common architectural language, understanding, thinking, and passion became apparent. Formalising our partnership by cofounding ONA I ONA Architecture and Design Studio was an easy and obvious decision.

When it comes to selecting our projects we are as passionate about the smallest of commissions as we are about the contracts that offer us the biggest challenge. This ethos is reflected in a diverse and growing portfolio of work including urban design, new buildings, and renovations of existing structures, interior design commissions, temporary installations, and object design. We are currently working on a variety of projects, including residential / housing, retail, hospitality, architectural installations, and furniture design. Our aim is to deliver high quality spaces that have a positive impact on the people who use them.

We have also worked in collaboration with other architects and multidisciplinary teams, formed in order to meet the needs of different architectural competitions and projects. We have been honoured to receive a number of awards.

You are more than welcome to visit us for a chat to discuss your needs.

We are located at 5D, Klimentos street, 1061, Nicosia, Cyprus. info@onaiona.com

Eleni Flouri graduated from Leicester Medical School UK in 2005, obtaining an MbChB degree in medicine. After practicing medicine for over two years, Eleni took the decision to follow her dream to work as an architect. In 2013 she obtained a degree in Architecture from Frederick University in Nicosia. Following her successful graduation she gained experience by working on a wide variety of projects, including housing, office space design, renovations etc, and through various collaborations has received awards in a number of competitions. She has also participated in the design and creation of a number of architectural installations (Parallax, Inner Paradise, Green Shower, Re-horizon). Eleni co-organised a number of educational summer workshops for architectural students (XSsummer workshops I, II, III).

Awards

2016 - First Prize. Architectural Competition for the regeneration of the old centre of Strovolos, Cyprus. Design team – Eleni Flouri, Delis Papadopoulos, Eleonora Antoniadou, Andreas Tsiaklis,

2016 - Awarded and realized. International competition Second Nature, Paphos 2017, for the design of an ephemeral, architectural installation in the Municipal Gardens under the umbrella of the European Cultural Capital, Paphos 2017. Design team – Eleni Flouri, Delis Papadopoulos, Eleonora Antoniadou, Andreas Tsiaklis

2015 - First Prize - realized. Architectural competition for the design of Cyprus Tourist Association’s exhibition pavilions and the creation of a common identity in all exhibiting countries. Design team – Eleni Flouri, Delis Papadopoulos, Eleonora Antoniadou, Andreas Tsiaklis, Demetris Economides and a team of Frederick University Architectural Students.

Laoura Maria Fotiou is a graduate of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA). Following her successful graduation she practiced architecture in Athens, working in close collaboration with her professors (Nelly Marda, Ariadni Vozani) and other practicing professionals. During this period she gained invaluable experience in various projects of multidisciplinary context (Installations and Events). She has participated and has been awarded in a number of architectural competitions. She returned to Cyprus in 2012 where she began working within the tourism industry, focusing on hospitality and retail design, as well as project supervision. In 2017 she cofounded Ona I Ona Architecture and Design Studio with Eleni Flouri.

Awards

2011 – Third Prize. International Architectural Competition for the Renovation and Regeneration of Lanition Schools in Limassol. Design team: Laoura Maria Fotiou, Andreas Ioannidis, Nelly Marda, Ariadni Vozani. Collaborators: Manos Saratsis, AntonisTzortzis

2011 – Second Prize (No First Prize awarded). International Architectural Competition for the New Office Building Next to the Limassol Town Hall. Design team: Laoura Maria Fotiou, Andreas Ioannidis, Nelly Marda. Collaborator: Petros Koutsolambros.

2010 – Honorary Mention. International Architectural Competition New Office Building for the Cyprus News Agency. Honorary Mention. Design team-  Laoura Maria Fotiou, Andreas Ioannidis, Nelly Marda.