We have transformed an old two-bedroom apartment near the center of Ath- ens into the home of a young musician and his daughter.
Our priority was to allow more natural light inside the house and to create a much more permeable interior.
Instead of the old corridors and dark rooms, we imagined a bright open space including pocket areas with different functions.
Light, therefore, became the main element to define the circulation and the organization of those areas.
Entering the flat, a new diagonal axis has been revealed, where light guides you through the space.
The music room, the kitchen, the dining and the living area refer altogether to that bright diagonal axis.
Starting with the music room, a newly introduced semi-transparent box with curtains on the inside, for which the appearance can be altered depending on the needs.
Light passes through the entrance area giving the impression that the glass cube almost disappears. On the other hand, it can become a fully closed and protected room when curtains are closed, ideal for studying music.
Moving on with the kitchen area which is now facing towards the center of the house, thus having its own space and at the same time been fully connected to the living room area.
An extra window in the facade (that was initially in the permit plans, though never constructed) completes the tools through which the space becomes more unified and permeable.
The monochromatic color palette and the minimalist aesthetics create a very calm environment to live and work in.
A grey kitchen, a music room with semi-transparent glass walls, wooden details and a blue curtain as well as the dark blue bathroom create different entities, whereas the white walls, the white ceilings and the light grey epoxied floor contribute to a unified and balanced composition.