Loft in Marousi
Client: Private Citizen
Area: 90 sq.m.
Location & Year: Kifisias Av. , Marousi, 2015
Tags: Architecture design, interior design
The Loft in Marousi is located on the roof of a high-rise building and has a panoramic view of the city of Athens. This element was the main axis of the composition, creating the need to develop a dialogue between inside and outside.
The primary concern was to integrate the bedroom into the core of the apartment and open it to the view. The blind walls of the room were replaced by sliding glass sheets. The apartment was opened even more to the view by demolishing part of the outer wall and installing large sliding glass curtains.
The wooden deck, which covered most of the unformed roof, enters the apartment and urges the observer to go outside. The dining counter unfolds like a white ribbon on the wooden deck creating seats and intensifying the view to the view. The pergola on one side of the roof creates a pleasant living area bringing the observer one step closer to the city. The wood paneling, which covers the facade of the apartment, is folded inwards to create a horizontal bookcase.
Materials and colors are also in a constant dialogue with each other. Wooden and white surfaces alternate vertically and horizontally, intensifying the perspective and highlighting the dominant volumes of the composition.
Lighting was an additional tool to integrate the exterior with the interior. The strip of hidden lighting, which makes the wooden level fly together with the light slit along the level, turns the gaze towards the view, inviting everyone to gaze at infinity on this balcony-observatory of the city.