Patterned tiles, geometric screens and a vivid yellow staircase were additional to this apartment in Athens by neighborhood studio Stage Supreme .
Level Supreme connected two previously separate flats, one particular over the other, to develop the Nadja apartment in the Greek capital.
Whilst renovating the spaces, the group used a range of colours, kinds and graphics to generate an aesthetic that echoes components of the late 20th-century Postmodern motion – which is enjoying a renaissance in architecture and design.
“What is Postmodern in the apartment is primarily its diversity,” studio co-founder Konstantinos Pantazis informed Dezeen. “The vivid juxtapositions, extensive use of colour and texture produce an extreme emotional and bodily expertise that is quite non-Modern.”
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“Also form and character is mainly symbolic rather than interested in any fashion or design.”
A staircase was customized-created to connect the two storeys, as well as to give storage for the residing spaces found on the lower level.
“The decrease level is a steady, marine-like atmosphere with large pieces of furniture anchoring the family’s communal routines like floating islands,” said Pantazis, who co-founded the studio with Marianna Rentzou in Rotterdam in 2007 just before they moved to Athens.
Painted vibrant yellow, the treads and risers turn a sharp corner beside an integrated planter soon after the very first couple of steps.
On the other side of the flight, the structure incorporates green kitchen cabinets and a blue-tiled countertop.
A partition of framed windows up one side of the stairs gives views among the living and cooking places, whilst a black banister runs along the other edge.
“It is a miniature piece of architecture in itself supplying a focal stage inside of the big open program,” Pantazis said.
Other tasks that integrate a staircase into the kitchen contain a Melbourne home with methods created into the counter, and a London apartment the place a dark walnut staircase merges with a worktop.
Across the Nadja apartment’s decrease storey, wooden poles create screens and small turquoise tiles cover the bulk of the floor.
“Rather of the normal division of rooms for kitchen, dining, residing and taking part in, spaces in Nadja are versatile and seem towards every other,” stated Pantazis.
Thresholds are marked out by alternating black and white triangular floor tiles, although far more conventional patterns are employed across the covered balcony.
Accessed from a central landing paved with thin terracotta-coloured tiles, each of the upstairs rooms characteristics a diverse colourful door handle panel.
Inside the rooms, a lot more built-in storage units cover whole walls and daring colors are used to differentiate the zones for sleeping from people for learning or lounging.
“The bedrooms are made as combinations of two complementary varieties of spaces, a far more social region and a a lot more intimate, personal zone,” mentioned Pantazis. “This degree is rich in graphic treatment that complements the architecture, at instances inspired by Greek island architecture.”
Raised white tiles produce wave motifs across the blue-painted walls in the bathroom, and a pink “sun” is painted onto the wall at the top of the stairs.
“The apartment has a lot of differences to the Postmodern in the sense that its references are not explicit but nuanced and indirect,” Pantazis told Dezeen. “But it is also plainly non-Contemporary in the sense that it rejects all dogmas and employs a diverse repertoire of architectural resources that draw from quite distant references.”
The task, which was finished in 2014, was constructed in collaboration with building firm KN Group.
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