The overall outcome in the offices is a modern, open-space scheme, with a functional structure, that reinforces the collaboration and communication among employees, whereas at the same time it enhances self-concentration.
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On entering, the interior typifies a male domain which embraces a contemporary take on old world elegance which offers a high degree of comfort for its discerning clientele. Comfortable leather chairs greet the customer and a choice of high-end products for male grooming are displayed against a brown faceted wall.
The simple black facade and the NY inspired hanging metal sign and somewhat extreme Christmas window display welcomes visitors to browse in its brightly lit black and white interior. An amazing display of colourful sneakers along one wall and clothes and accessories along the other are joined by the elegant black and white leather seating.
Panels scattered with black and white photographs with references to rock concerts while the canvas with animated spheres hovering like dancers, a technical illusion, creates a sense of absolute relaxation.The breath of art is spread throughout the space, which resembles the photographic studio of a progressive artist.
The hair salon is located inside the Golden Hall shopping center in Maroussi. It is a long and narrow space with a particularly high ceiling and limited forefront. Therefore, the arrangement we chose for the store is far different from the usual one, where the store window serves as the boundary between the private and the public space.
The design process for this large (600m2) supra-local pharmacy forced us to shift our viewpoint and come up with a virtual building—a placebo pharmacy. The octagonal shape of the existing structure was re-formed into a cylinder in order to create a spiral which seeks to converse with the rapid motion on Vouliagmenis Avenue, the urban artery on which the building stands.
Scala Vinoteca is a small restaurant, 100 sq. m., situated on a pedestrian stepped street as part of a residential neighborhood in the centre of Athens. The exact site is part of a steep undulating landscape located adjacent to one of the few green hills of the city, Lycabetus hill, giving it characteristics of a less urban area.
The space is characterized by the high degree of transparency which was manipulated in order to diffuse the light and filter the optic penetration. The role of light was highly regarded and thoroughly studied since the beginning in order to create a unique solution for the particular location and user. Light and shadow change throughout the day giving the space a unique atmosphere every moment. Serenity is followed by tension and drama.
The Members Only Club is a very special part of the modern day world city. Associated in the good old days with black and white movies, after hour card games, the Rat Pack, tuxedoes and speakeasies, the member’s only club has evolved into an essential part of what makes a neighborhood “hip” in the 21st century. New York, London, and Paris all have their answers to the modern day clubhouse, with places for the young bohemians/ creative thinkers/ artists of tomorrow to gather. It’s about time Athens*GR provided such a space for the youth creating their burgeoning art, design, and foodie scene.
The new Antonios Markos store in Kolonaki, Athens follows a gallery-inspired design regime, directing the visitor as if they were viewing an exhibition. Pierre Jorge Gonzalez and Judith Haase designed the architecture, lighting and furniture in this recent project, addressing the existing space and working within its constraints. Initially, the space resembles a minimalist gallery space.