PROFILE
Anagram Architecture & Urbanism is an international award-winning architectural practice emerged from architectural competitions, offering services from design to build. Founded in Rotterdam by Marina Kounavi at 2017, Anagram is operating within the traditional boundaries proposing unique and tailored to its clients' needs designs. Its approach intergrates high-end architectural, urban and interior design. Anagram's broad spectrum of work includes commisions and competitions of civic buildings, office, residential buildings, refurbishments and urban interventions. Currently the office is working on 32 housing units in Larnaca CY (4.500m2), the refurbishment of the townhall of Prerov CZ(5.000m2) and it is expecting the construction of the regional Varna library BG (28.500m2).
Having studied and worked for several years in Rotterdam in OMA/Rem Koolhaas, MVRDV and MECANOO in various public and residential buildings like the Axel Springer Headquarters, European Investment Bank and high-end residential complexes in San Francisco and Amsterdam, architect Marina Kounavi obtained knowledge and experience on dealing with complex programmatic projects and expertise in building technology, and architectural detailing keeping design authenticity. Anagram's work have been featured in Archdaily, Designboom, Divisare, Architizer and Archisearch.  

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SERVICES
architectural design# interior design# urban desing# retail design# refurbishment# exhibition design# masterplanning# feasibility study# urban strategy 

JOB OPENINGS

Junior Architect/ Internship in Athens
REQUIREMENTS
-Bachelor’s or Master’s degree program in Architecture. 
-Ability to communicate fluently in greek/english and team player. 
-Strong Portfolio demonstrating high conceptual, design & graphic skills.
-High skills with design software: Adobe Suite (illustrator, photoshop, indesign), Autocad, Rhino, Vray.
-High skills in model making

Please email your application to: info@anagram-au.com including availability, motivation letter & portfolio



ANAGRAMS
The name of the studio is inspired by the meaning of the word anagram that characterizes words that the reshuffling of their letters produces a new meaning. The reshuffling of the word anagrams produces the word Ars Magna that in Latin means Great Art. The reshuffling of a meaningless word as anagram can eventually produce a totally new meaning that can highlight something. In the same way architecture has the chance to highlight or invent hidden spatial qualities.
This describes the design process of the studio. In our case the urban context, the history of the place, the given assignment and the spatial typology are the elements (letters) that the reshuffling of them could produce a new meaning and eventual produce architecture.
The studio has a broad spectrum of assignments and competition entries from public buildings such as museums and libraries up to transformation of existing buildings, housing and open public spaces.

PRINCIPAL

Marina Kounavi is an architect and urban designer. She is based in Rotterdam since 2012. She founded the studio ANAGRAM A-U in 2017. Her working experience includes offices as OMA/ Rem Koolhaas, MVRDV and Mecanoo which have a strong influence in her shaping as an architect. Marina co-authored many award-winning international & national competition projects including the Varna Regional Library (1st prize), the Souda Passenger Terminal (2nd Prize),  the Woonen in Winkels (1st prize), Urban Park of Ioannina (2nd Prize) and Social Housing in Larnaca (1st prize). Marina completed the design development of the Varna Regional Library in 2017 which is expected to break ground in 2022.
Marina Kounavi received her Master degree at the Technical University of Delft and her Diploma of Architecture from Patras Technical University in Greece. Marina participated in the biennale of architecture in Venice and worked as a researcher in the institute of architecture of Buenos Aires.


PAST TEAM/ COLLABORATORS

Konstantina Lola
Liana Sofiadi
Ferdjan van der Pijl
Charis Vamvakas
Marco De Vincentiis
Venelin Dimitrov
Maria Akrivou
Antonis Athanasiou
Tatiana Zoumpoulaki
Karolina Duda

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Antonio Sanna
Alessandro Fontanella
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Ally Hyun
Pavlos Ventouris
AFU
Antonis Laurisen
Fouad Adou
Roxana Aron
Eugenio Cardoso