The purpose of the design was the redevelopment of a three-storey section of a 1970’s building located in the central area of Plateia Mavili, to serve the new office space of Potiropoulos+Partners. The typical structure of the existing building shell is revoked through the new layout, and the extended use of glazed walls that form the new arranged spaces, reversing the perceptual weight of existing building blocks. The internal horizontal and vertical circulation evolves in a sequence of continuous perspective exposures, while the continuous presence of the glass surfaces reveals an overall lightweight architecture that functions as a “light vessel”. At the same time, the dynamic synthesis of the main façade, where an irregular system of shifted linear opening is applied, and the monolithic use of wood in its linings, indicate a sharp interruption of the stereotypical building front at that specific point in the city.
Client: Dimitris Potiropoulos, Liana Nella-Potiropoulou
Location: 9 Evrou str., Athens, Greece
Photographs: Charalambos Louizidis
Area: 470 m2