Studio Andrew Trotter, Gavalas Ioannidou Architecture & Eva Papadaki
Three Athens studios worked together in refurbishing a 1970 industrial building and turning it into a creativity hub and a dream attic
To design a space fit for creative people, the building’s two lower levels were fused by means of a central courtyard up which a sculptural staircase rises, contrasting with the original one of raw concrete and the soft textures of the furniture pieces. The ground floor is bathed in natural light, but the only light reaching the basement it seeping in through the patio and the ceiling.
For the revamp of the attic, again the solution was to connect levels through stairs. The lower story of the dwelling contains daytime-use spaces: kitchen, living room, dining room, and a small study that can double as a second bedroom. Upstairs, furniture and finishes with a touch of posh accompany picture windows giving beautiful views of Athens.