Design: Ar03412 studio, Eirini Kontopoulou
The K_AL project is about the renovation of an apartment with an amazing view at the Kalatrava bridge. This old apartment located in the area of Psychico, is a typical example of the first urban blocks in Athens. Consisting of a total of small spaces, this apartment could not satisfy owners' needs anymore.
The key to this renovation is to create the impression of a bigger apartment, where light will flood the space throughout the day. Therefore the idea is to merge the small spaces by forming an open plan layout where the kitchen and a cozy living room are placed. The kitchen is becoming fully integrated into the living room through a wooden curved construction, which also divides this main room with the rest of the apartment. The curved lines create a smooth transition and simultaneously enhance the flow of people's movement into the main part of the apartment.
The whole plan is divided into three main areas: The new living room, the bedroom with a walk-in closet and a private bathroom. Translucent materials, like glass, lead natural light to the inners rooms creating an ideal situation in owners' living condition. The rest colors and materials that are used, like wood, aim to create a warm environment. Pastel colors, wooden surfaces, small amounts of black elements and earth tones, are combined and forming a sophisticated combination of timelessness.
Neo Psychiko, Athens