Renovation at Katehaki
The necessity for airy and well-lighted open spaces, as expressed by the new residents of the apartment, situated in a ‘60s block at Katechaki area, Athens, was the key issue addressed in this study.
The existing wall corner, dividing clearly the common from the private rooms, was treated as the core of everyday life and thus was highlighted with indigo color and wood elements. The corner, maintained to shelter the new life, defines the functional areas of the house, but at the same time connects them through inner openings and the varying visibility they accomplish. The kitchen window and the window between the dining room and the corridor are openings towards the light but also towards the common areas of the house.
Solid wood was used on the whole of the new interventions, either in details such as the wardrobe-handles and the kitchen cabinets, or more extensively at the fold-down kitchen countertop or at the platform of the living room.
The design phase started in December 2019 and the renovation was completed in May 2020.