Degree Zero Architects, co-founded and run by Dimitris Kolonis and Zetta Kotsioni, is an architectural studio based in Athens. They both studied and worked abroad, specifically in Greece, Cyprus, the USA and more recently the UK.
Since 2001 the studio has focused on residential, hospitality and public projects, as well as, participated in several international competitions. With emphasis on delivering quality services, the studio always addressed each project as a challenge, identifying the particulars of its context, aiming to create its distinct identity. Concurrently, their separate construction company managed several development projects.
Dimitris and Zetta worked for Zaha Hadid Architects as Associates from 2012 until 2019. They were involved in various scale projects and typologies, gaining a wide experience and developing a know-how on advanced design and construction techniques.
In 2019 they moved back to Greece and rebranded their architectural and construction firms to Degree Zero Architects.
Degree Zero Architects utilise their extensive industry expertise and passion to deliver projects with an emphasis on design, programmatic innovation and construction quality. Degree Zero Architects aims for innovation in term of thinking and design approach, materials and processes.
Dipl.Arch, MArch, MBA, TEE
Dimitris is a registered architect in Greece since 1997. He has developed a major variety of residential, hospitality, mixed-use and commercial projects. Prior to ZHA, Dimitris has worked for practices in Greece and New York and run his own architectural and construction firm in Athens for over a decade.
Dimitris received his degree in Architecture from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece in 1997. In 2000 he gained his master’s degree in Architecture from the Pratt Institute in New York and in 2019 an MBA in real estate and construction management from the University College of Estate Management in London. He has lectured in Athens and Rhodes and has been registered as an architect in Greece and the UK.
Dipl.Arch, MArch, TEE
Zetta is a registered architect in Greece since 2000. She has worked in leading practices in Greece and the UK where she has gained wide experience on high end residential, hospitality, mixed-use and retail projects. She also led her own architectural studio in Athens working on private projects from design to construction, as well as public projects and international competitions.
Zetta has attained her diploma in Architecture at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. She then continued her postgraduate studies at the Architectural Association, London where she obtained her MArch from the Design Research Laboratory. She has lectured in Athens and Rhodes and has been registered as an architect in Greece and the UK. In 2013 Zetta also studied Fashion Pattern-making at St Martins College in London.
Podcast: Advise to Young Architects
Degree Zero Architects to participate at the
Design and Construction Forum "Building the Future in Greece"
at Archisearch Portfolio Reviews
Architectural Practice Degree Zero Architects
Participation with ZHA on the competition for the
New Archaeological Museum of Sparta
Speakers at the Conference of Architecture and Tourism in Rhodes Greece
Interview in Kathimerini, Greece
Speakers at ESO Conference of Architecture and Interior Design at Onassis Stegi in Athens, Greece
Interview in Archisearch, Greece
Participation at the STEAM event
at St. Saviours Primary School, London, UK
Publication in Archisearch
Entry at the World Architecture Festival 2009
Publication in Close-up Magazine
Publication in Domino Magazine
3rd award at the competition Cyborg City: Mechanical Islands for New York