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Athens, Greece

2300m2

completed

2020

John Karahalios

Elisavet Plaini

Epikyklos Technical Construction

Lykourgos Polychronopoulos

Timaios Engineering

Site Specific

Nikos Papageorgiou

The new building is adjacent to Patission Avenue and close to the local metro station. It hosts a 5* boutique hotel of 42 rooms. The gross area is 2300m2developed in 8 floors and 2 underground levels.

The goal was to introduce an overall design approach for the interiors and the façade of the building based on a layout predetermined by the original permit. 

The commercial objective of the investment was to revitalize the area and create a landmark that could attract tourist interest in an underdeveloped area of the city. It was a conscious decision to highlight the public aspect of the typology of the building and differentiate it from the apartment buildings of similar scale.

The design discipline of the interior areas is to turn the rectangular presence of the spaces into forms and shapes more soft and fluid. The elimination of the actual geometrical envelope and its corners and the consistent use of color to unify the surfaces, underline the design identity of dissolution.

A metal perforated lattice covers the façade of the building. Embedded linear lighting is used to accentuate the dynamic of the shape and highlight its public presence during the night. The lattice creates a secondary geometry that dominates over the repetitive pattern of the floors and strengthens the verticality and the coherence of the building. The metal structure also has a functional purpose adding a degree of privacy for the rooms. Similar design language is used for the roof garden, where the open-air swimming pool and the bar are situated.