RESTAURANT, BAR & SHOP OF “SHEDIA HOME” ON KOLOKOTRONI STREET, ATHENS
“Shedia Home” includes the street magazine’s shop, an art exhibit, a restaurant-bar and a cafeteria. Both the “Shedia Art” collection and the building itself were treated as vibrant entities at the core of the project’s conceptual idea – which would not be applicable if a strictly functional or rationalized approach were adopted instead. In a sense, the space itself becomes a piece of “Shedia” art. It is made for, and with, the hand-made objects of the “Shedia Art” collection. This is a meticulously crafted place, where matter becomes an active contributor to the creative process, rather than a mere material output confined to its tectonic role. “Shedia Home”, a pro-bono project by Potiropoulos+Partners, offers an inclusive and participatory platform as a reflection on the social and symbolic relevance of the greater cause it intends to serve;one which transforms architectural practice into an open-ended, diverse cultural and experiential narrative.