Paedi Center for Specialized Pediatrics [2015]
Architect: Joanna Jossif
Location: Nicosia, Cyprus
Type: Interior Architecture / Adaptive Reuse

Paedi (child in Greek) is a small medical center that specializes in care for children and adults with congenital conditions. In a struggling economy, low cost high impact solutions are key. This meant maintaining existing elements as a base and using low cost conventional components like ceiling tiles, doors, and polycarbonate sheets in creative ways.

A pattern of brightly colored stripes highlights each office or exam room door and the ceiling tiles above it, which coexist with the plain white background and the preceding grey tile floor. This was designed in an effort to create a space that is vibrant and stimulating enough for children and adult patients alike. Moreover floor to ceiling sliding chalkboard panels in the waiting room keep patients entertained, without obstructing the operational circulation of the space.

Furniture Design 
Designer: Joanna Jossif

Competition: Monument Configuration at the Evangelos Florakis naval base [2013]
Team: Loukas Toxnitis, Loukas Hadjimichael, Joanna Jossif, Maria A. Aristidou
Location: Mari, Cyprus
Type: Competition

On the 11th of July 2011, containers of explosives stored at the Evangelos Florakis Naval Base in Cyprus self detonated. The explosion killed 13 people and injured 62. The architectural competition was announced to commemorate the victims of the incident.

Our proposal for the memorial space consisted of a path and circulation network where the visitor can experience the destruction site walking among the new and the remaining structures (water tank, sentry box) after the explosion.

The circulation network is divided in two types. The first one connects the entrance, the chapel, the water tank and the memorial space. The second path connects the memorial space with the scattered debris, the destroyed sentry box, the crater and ends at the chapel.

The material palette is made from the materials that existed on site: concrete, steel and earth, reconstructed to create the new memory scape.

The memorial is placed within an immediate visual connection to the crater. Sixty two oxidized cylinders are placed around a symbolic center which represents the explosion and  within that center thirteen cylinders that are distinct from the rest have a stainless steel cylinder - representing the spiritual state of humans - coming out of the oxidized cylinders representing the material existence. 

Architecture + Weaving | Experimental Workshop [2015]
Team: Chryso Onisiforou, Elina Pattichi, Joanna Jossif
Location: Lofou, Cyprus
Type: Workshop

During the Xarkis Festival, our team participated under the initiative Atraktos organizing the workshop Architecture and Weaving. The objective was to create site specific installations taking into consideration traditional Cypriot weaving techniques, particularly from a tapatzia - a suspended weaved tray used to store bread.

LES FÊTES de Paphos [2015]
Team: Veronika Antoniou, Joanna Jossif, Mathieu Devavry
Location: Nicosia, Cyprus
Type: Set Design

Timelapse of a one week workshop on inflatable structures led by Marco Canevacci, founder of Plastique Fantastique. The workshop was held within the framework of the Green Urban Lab, an initiative by Urban Gorillas and the Architecture Research Centre of the University of Nicosia. Made possible with funding from the EEA Grants / Norway Grants.

Music: Podington Bear - Tribe

Urban and Territorial studies: Urban Megacluster [2011]

Professors: Josep Anton Acebillo, Elias Zenghelis
Team: Joanna Jossif, Matilde Gonzáles Asteinza 
Location: Undetermined
BIArch, Barcelona

Urban cluster of 2 000 000 m² for 20 000 users
Housing, offices, education, leisure, commerce, services, public spaces and parking.

The cluster proposal, through its shape and geometry attempts to optimize problems associated with overpopulation and expansion needs.
The project is solved with an immeuble-citè (building city). A solution that provides easy territorial insertion and reduces the footprint with a minimum impact on the ground, thus countering urban sprawl.

A main concept that helps to form this building city is the allowance of existing environmental conditions whether that is vegetation, crops or water elements. In order to avoid friction the cluster is released from the land and holes are inserted to allow sunlight and ventilation through.  Other concepts that lead to the final shape are proximity, density, compactness, concentration and vertical growth.

The final geometry is constructed by two parallel ‘walls’ and a horizontal slab connecting the two and hosting services while creating a public platform and a protected interchange hall.

Grid Façade: The envelope of the cluster was treated with a grid based pattern which corresponds to each use. The pattern includes two sizes of squares, the smaller square is assigned to private uses like housing and the larger square to public uses (offices, commerce) as well as vertical communications.
The pattern creates an anaglyph facade with different depths depending on orientation.

Design Studio: Montcada - Cemetery [2011]
Professor: Stan Allen
Team: Joanna Jossif, Güher Gürcan
Location: Montcada i Reixac, Spain
BIArch, Barcelona

Thesis (Diploma Project): Environmental Information Center at the Salt Lakes of Larnaca [2009]
Supervisor: prof. S. Xenopoulos     
Student: Joanna Jossif
NTUA, Athens