project: renovation of existing
location: Athens, Greece
floor area: 140 m2
construction: km architecture studio
photos: Apollonas Glykas
This is a typical apartment housed in a 1980s Athenian polykatoikia. The tenants, settled here 15 years now, desire to fully renovate it and convert it into a modern lifestyle apartment with the least possible interventions.
The challenge in this project lay in creating a modern accommodation space, while no major alterations could be made in the original space arrangement.
The concept here is to approach each room as having a singular character. Potential arrangements should be drawn within the bounds of each and every room.
The design features two bedrooms, a dressing room, a guestroom, a master bathroom, while a long narrow living room should be divided into separate functions (dining area, relaxing area, TV area). Keeping two of the existing bedrooms (the large one as a master), the third bedroom was converted into a cozy guestroom (including a suspended sleeping area and a smart storage space arrangement), ...