Project Name

Single house in Thessaloniki

Location
Panorama, Thessaloniki, Greece
Area
140m² + 25m²
Completed
October 2018
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Single house in Thessaloniki
Panorama, Thessaloniki, Greece | October 2018

The residence is located in Panorama of Thessaloniki and its construction was completed in 2012. In 2017, the owners approached the studio Minas Kosmidis [Architecture in Concept] for the redesign of specific spaces of the interiors as well as the independent small building which would house the owner’s atelier. The architects’ scope of work included the living room, the master bedroom and the dining room. The living room was really spacious and a fireplace was already installed. Moreover, the southwest side received plenty of natural light through the curved openings. According to the owners' briefing, the new concept should incorporate elements of timeless luxury and more importantly exude a cozy feeling. The visible walls, as well as the ceiling, were painted white in order to reflect the wonderful natural light. In the living room, the large sofa was placed centrally, free and oriented towards the fireplace. On the back side of the large sofa the architects designed a composition with the use of materials such as walnut, Pietra Gray marble and black metal. The flat structure hides a built-in bar as well as storage room behind walnut wooden doors. On the opposite side, the wall, including the fireplace, was redesigned following similar concept and materials. The gray shades of the upholstery fabrics and white leather furniture combined with the white carpet balance between the oak wood floor and the walnut veneer, while the black metallic elements emphasize the minimal design lines.

Moving into the dining room, walnut wood is once again the main material in use, while the window has been covered from ceiling to floor by a bronze panel which allows light to penetrate only through the perforated pattern, designed by the architects. Above the large Nero Portoro marble tabletop, 2 pendant lights by the prominent English designer Lee Broom, illuminate adequately the room. In harmony with the living room, Cassina's white leather dining chairs complete the simple but luxurious image of the dining room.

In the master bedroom, the luxurious feeling keeps on the wall behind the bed, where walnut wood veneer on the front layer leaves symmetrically two empty strips, allowing the hidden light to illuminate the white Carrara marble on the back. The same marble was used for the minimal – cylindrical side tables which function as bedside tables, while on the opposite side, in front of the wooden veneer wall covering, there is a moving panel that supports the television. The furnishings are complemented by a really comfortable armchair, upholstered with velvet green fabric and a large-scale, floor - standing mirror leaning on the wall.

Outside of the residence and with direct access from the parking lot there is an elevated, small, one-story building, which was designed to house the owner's studio. The interior was designed to include a bathroom, a countertop corner with sink as well as storage area and of course the main studio space with a drafting desk and a sofa for relaxation. The bathroom and countertop volumes get smoothed by curving their corners while at the same time they are highlighted and unified aesthetically by vertical strips of oak wood. In terms of construction materials, architects used natural oak, cement, gray upholstery fabrics and black Corian. An exception to the general industrial style of the studio is the colorful patterns of the upholstery of pillows and other furniture.

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