Apartment renovation in central Athens
This 50s apartment building is distinguished by its variety of uses: It is very close to the most central square in Athens, Syntagma Square and this explains its liveliness, particularly noticeable as you go up to the 4th floor, reaching the renovated apartment -the succession of open doors, workshops, commercial uses emulate a city that has entered the building. The block of flats is the acute end of a building block, which gives plenty of light on its three sides, but at the same time results in the trapezoid shape of the floor plan. In the zone that leads to the small alleyway in the back, the lighting gradually decreases significantly, so it was decided to remove all the internal walls and insert into that zone a freestanding bath. The differentiation of this “island” is also emphasized by the way it is made: with metallic frames and reinforced glass it forms both the shower and the back of the kitchen. In the same sense, the wash basin is placed in cantilevered orange bench that is a continuation of the wooden headboard of the bed. Similarly cantilevered are the bedside tables on either side of the bed –made of a circular section with reinforced glass, they are fixed at a short distance from the headboard itself.
- Status Completed
- Year 2016 - 2017
- Location Athens, Greece
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