Contemporary wooden surfaces feature alongside original patterned tiles in this 1970s apartment recently renovated by Athens-based studio Aphe Architecture. The apartment, located on the 2nd floor of an apartment building in the area of Marousi, is a space where original values are recovered and acclaimed through a new central, moving furniture element, which appears quite functional and innovative, while achieving a dividing effect in the space. Responding to the needs of the user and favoring the life that will develop around it, the total layout of the space was redesigned offering multiple potentials both in terms of motion and point of view. The maintenance of the floors, mosaic and wooden parquet, the adjunction of mosaic parts, and the placement of marble elements, attempt to accent the initial material of the floor, while mixing the elements, the patterns, and the colors. At the same time, the colors and items attempt to reform the materiality beyond its constructional adequacy, targeting the poetic dimension of the space. Particular attention was paid to the usability and integration of forgotten objects that evoke memories into the space, aiming to reveal their hidden value.
CreativeAphe Architecture Studio
Images © Dimitris Kleanthis