FROM DESIGNING TO RENOVATING, RESTAURO RESPECTS AND HIGHLIGHTS
THE CHARACTER OF EACH SPACE THEY RESHAPE
“WHEN WE TALK ABOUT RENOVATION AND CREATIVITY,” says Maria Chatzimanolaki, founder of Restauro, “there are very few cases where ’character‘ is not involved. It’s not a matter of whether we like that character or not, what matters is that all spaces have their own special character. The biggest challenge we face at Restauro is that we‘re being asked to shape spaces and, at the same time, respect their and their owners’ characters.”
Chatzimanolaki started Restauro, a reconstruction, renovation and real estate company, with the premise of adding value, working project by project. What, to her, is the most important part of a renovation?
“It’s always about light and perspective. A renovation to me symbolises a reform, a renewal and even a change in the various stages of life. When we feel like shaking things up, the first thing that comes to mind is changing the space we live in, and that doesn’t happen by accident.”
Restauro works on projects across all regions and countries; the company is capable of doing so because one of their basic advantages is their use of BIM software - enabling real-time monitoring of projects during each and every stage.
“Our next step is to invest in our spaces’ sustainability and to take on the ‘green’ challenges of our time”, she says. “Construction and environment are two words that must exist in the same context.”
-"GREECE IS" MAGAZINE, ISSUE #51 | WINTER 2021-2022