Plaka Penthouse Apartment
This architectural study was about the overall reconstruction of an old penthouse apartment, and design of the outdoor terrace. The existing flat is located on the 7th floor of a building in the area of Plaka in Athens, Greece. It consists of a 30 sq.m single-space interior, including kitchen, living space, and bedroom areas, a small bathroom to the side, and a 40 sq.m outdoor terrace.
The inspiration for this design was connected with the Cycladic architectural style, creating a home with all modern-living amenities, for a young couple.
Plaka, Athens, Greece
On Drawing Board
We initially proposed a completely new interior layout. Moreover, as regards building façades, apart from replacing the old door and window frames with new aluminium painted ones, we also suggested repairing the exterior walls, and replacing the existing metal-structure roof with a constructed, reinforced-concrete slab roof, while treating the façades with thermal insulation. On the outdoor terrace, the existing metal balustrade was replaced with glass parapets.
Three new timber-structure pergolas were introduced to create shade for the built-in furniture seating, and Jacuzzi areas. As for the kitchen area, a built-in outdoor counter was added in order to extend the use of the area, especially in the summer. The main focal point was the Jacuzzi area on the terrace, where materials such as plaster, cement and wood were used.
As regards the interior design, the Cycladic architectural design was conveyed through simple lines, where walls were treated with rough white stucco; floors with a light grey cement. Another key material was wood, either in natural colour tones, or painted white. Most furniture was built-in, and covered in white stucco — a commonplace technique in Cycladic buildings.
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