We craft the castle that will be a safe and cozy shelter for your family. Every new project is unique, designed with the client in mind. Many students are cash-strapped, nowadays. Nevertheless, their purchasing power is very high.
We offer a singular vision and work on each and every project by demonstrating the advantages of the individual and specialized approach. Sensitivity, functionality and beauty characterize our process and production.
We have everything you need to help you turn any work into a dream project
ss.mm design is an architectural design and construction firm founded in 2003 by architects Savvas Sarafidis and Melpi Maglivera. Since then, it has realized several architectural projects, nationally and overseas, with extensive experience in residential work.
Other projects include retail design, office design and urban planning.
In ss.mm design, we strive to offer clients a unique view of the design process with fresh and contemporary ideas and playful characteristics. Each one of our works is engaged in constant dialogue with the site and reflects the changing needs of the client. We emphasize sustainable building and site development by incorporating bioclimatic design and advanced mechanical systems for maximun energy efficiency.
Our services include but are not limited to:
- Building, landscape and urban design concept presented to the private client with the help of photorealistic renderings, animations and physical models
- Construction Permit drawings and documentation
- Construction Design detailed sets of drawings
- Construction Supervision and Management on and off site
- Interior Space Design
- Furniture and Object Design
ss.mm design works have been published nationally and abroad, featured in exhibitions and presented at schools.
A few words about us
We provide the client with detailed presentation of the project cost within the proposed budget on the basis of quantity estimates, the agreed tenders with suppliers and crews and offer our explicit commitment to its observance.
Our designers are architects, urban design architects and landscape architects that regularly work in and lead diverse teams of other specialists including real estate consultants, artists and transportation experts.
We identify complex urban problems, key risks and issues and we suggest solutions for all kind of urban, suburban, industrial and green areas. Commercial feasibility remains central to our consultancy.
We ensure that clients receive the highest possible environmental standards for their projects with the lowest possible impact on the environment.
We constantly search of materials, suppliers and contractors for the most advantageous offers, always based on the technical and quality requirements of each project.
We undertake the design and implementation of all kinds of technical and construction work on your existing building. We offer unparalleled renovation and maintenance services.
We monitor and supervise on and off- site work throughout the duration of the construction and offer detailed and strict quality control and inspection of services performed by workers and technicians.
Architects are visionaries, we are future builders. We see in a way that other people can’t. We see a space when it’s invisible. We can think 3-dimensionally when things are only two dimensional.
At the same time, architects are investigators: We try to ask just the right questions to find out what we need to know to help a client get the building or space they need and often, during the course of our engagement, we end up helping clients to clarify their own business goals.
Nothing happens from a design perspective until there’s a thorough understanding of the client’s needs, business goals, and personal goals. And getting to those answers requires intelligent and deep questions that get to the heart of the project. It sets the foundation for every decision to be made during the design process.
In the end, we create spaces that help people thrive in their home and business environments from lifestyle to livelihood, from interests to safe haven.
Gaston Bachelard, the Poetics of Space
Meet our team
Principal, Lead Designer
Savvas Sarafidis (1973, Athens) is an architect and urban designer (Diploma of Architecture from the National Technical University of Athens, Master of Science in Architecture and Urban Design from Columbia University in New York) with a broader interest in planning and environmental issues but also the visual arts and music. While in New York, he worked at the offices of the world renown architects Costas Kondylis (1999-2001) and Michael Graves (2001-2003), where he acquired a broad range of experience in many building types, including high-rise apartment buildings, private residences, museums and educational institutions. He established ss.mm design in New York with Melpi Magklivera and in 2003 they moved to Athens, after having completed their first ever commission for the design of a private residence in Long Island, NY (built 2005-2008). As lead architect of the office in Athens, he specialized in the design and construction management of private residences, apartment and mixed-use buildings of varying sizes and budgets, which uniquely reflect both the identity and cultural character of the client and the local environment, while maintaining energy efficiency and keeping with construction costs. His personal academic work and his ss.mm work have been published at various Greek and international print and digital media and have been presented at festivals and exhibitions. He has been invited as a guest critic and guest lecturer at various academic institutions in Greece and abroad.
Principal, Lead Designer
Melpi Magklivera (1974, Athens) is an architect (Diploma of Architecture from the National Technical University of Athens, Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University in New York) with an interest in interior, millwork and furniture design but also the visual arts and music. While in New York, she worked at the offices of the distinguished architects Oliver Cope (2000-2002) and Lee Scolnick (2002-2003), where she acquired a broad range of experience in several building types, including private residences, museums and exhibition spaces. She established ss.mm design in New York with Savvas Sarafidis and in 2003 they moved to Athens, after having completed their first ever commission for the design of a private residence in Long Island, NY (built 2005-2008). As lead architect of the office in Athens, she specialized in the design of private residences, apartment and mixed-use buildings of varying sizes and budgets, which uniquely reflect both the identity and cultural character of the client and the local environment, while applying innovative interior detailing. Her personal academic work and her ss.mm work have been published at various Greek and international print and digital media and have been presented at festivals and exhibitions.