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Renovation of a 1977 House in Athens, Greece by Evelyn Chatzigoula


The structure of the previous or the restricted sq. footage can generally stand in the best way of a renovation, however not on this specific house on Formionos Avenue in Kaisariani. For the inside designer and head of the EC Interiors, Evelyn Chatzigoula, its 50 sq.m. and its design philosophy, coming from the 1970’s, have been the driving pressure for a inventive and useful redesign. “From the very starting, my purpose was to focus on and respect the core architectural parts of the house, in addition to the interval to which it refers, seeing it via a extra fashionable gaze,” she factors out.

The house consists of an entrance space, a lounge, a kitchen, a bed room and a small lavatory. The format was maintained with a single intervention made in connecting the corridor with the bed room, the place there was initially a sliding door. “We eliminated it and changed it with an arch in an effort to present a way of openness whereas on the identical time utilising an architectural aspect with references to that interval”, Evelyn explains.

The principal concern of the examine was the revealing and restore of the mosaic flooring, which had been lined with tiles.

The lounge is an area dominated by the sense of calm that outcomes from its color palette –shades of damaged white– but in addition by its ornamental id that refers back to the readability and ease of the Scandinavian design. On the identical time, provisions have been made for the lounge to perform as a visitor room with a closed wardrobe –together with the open bookcase– in addition to the couch that opens to type a mattress.

The gentle salmon hue provides the kitchen a way of calm and the required brightness. “This area is dominated by the marble sink that was already there. For useful causes, we shifted it from its place –it was initially situated below the window– one thing that in the end made it stand out because it bought built-in with the marble wall plate and the counter”, Evelyn elaborates.

Within the bed room the darkish inexperienced on the wall and its mixture with wooden and earth tones is stealing the present. A balanced and on the identical time dynamic composition that “quiets down” on the mild gray of the corridor, however continues within the lavatory, though granting precedence to the black and white dialogue triggered by the mosaic flooring.

“We used pressed cement mortar and mosaic not solely on the ground but in addition within the particular development of the sink, which takes full benefit of the size of the lavatory”, describes Evelyn, including “on this home sooner or later, some individuals should have lived via comfortable moments, main occasions, onerous experiences. They should have lived a life. Due to this fact, every area holds its significance, and in addition hides a special story, which we should respect and spotlight via every intervention we make”.

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