‘KOFI microroastery’ combines an austere, industrial aesthetic that embodies the establishment’s no-nonsense attitude towards coffee making. Taking over the ground floor of a 1966 apartment building located in a central pedestrian intersection ,the architects have removed all non-load-bearing elements to create a unified, open-plan space that completely opens up to the city, courtesy of the enveloping floor-to-ceiling glazed shop front. In order to retain this sense of spaciousness as well as visual connection, glass dividers separate the roaster machine from the public area. Stripped down to its original building fabric, the space features exposed concrete columns and ceiling beamsand a restored terrazzo mosaic floor.
Vicky Poriki (architect), Antonia Papavasileiou ( interior architect), Dimitra Maltezou (architect).
Kostis Mouselimis (Photograph)