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Urban Lofts / Charis Gkikas & Evaggelia Filtsou

  • 01:00 - 18 October, 2011
Urban Lofts / Charis Gkikas & Evaggelia Filtsou
Urban Lofts / Charis Gkikas & Evaggelia Filtsou, © Vangelis Paterakis
© Vangelis Paterakis

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Anthimou Gazi 1-15, Athens 10561, Greece
  • Architect

    Charis Gkikas & Evaggelia Filtsou
  • Project Team

    George Stamatakis , Charis Gkikas
  • Interior Designer

    Theano Potamianou-Ravazoula
  • Developer

    Alpha Land Developers 
  • Construction

    Alpha Land Developers
  • Area

    1200.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

From the architect. Gazi area in Athens , after stopping the gas plant, the removal of other crafts and warehouses and the regeneration- creation of Technopolis, has become a place of culture and arts, a lively place throughout the city ,during night & day. The proximity to the city center of Athens, the privileged position in relation to the street Piraeus and the highways, makes Gazi an attractive place not only recreational but also for residential purposes. Aimed primarily at individuals or couple families.

© Vangelis Paterakis
© Vangelis Paterakis

The building Urban Lofts is located at the intersection of Voutadon and Iakhou Streets, very near the complex of Technopolis. This new construction is based on the philosophy of lofts apartments , with particular focus on construction with rough and raw materials (concrete, metal). On the ground floor commercial use is located with access from the Voutadon street , while the access to apartments is from the street Iakhou. The rest of the building is shared by five houses: four lofts per two floors and a penthouse at the top floors . The central vertical motion via the shared stairwell.

© Vangelis Paterakis
© Vangelis Paterakis

Apart from the aforementioned central architectural choices of the industrial design and two-storey blocks, building, as a whole and as parts , will be operating bioclimatic, enjoying the most out of the sun. For this reason, the greatest possible openings are formed and are combined with both permanent and folding sunshades. These openings give the possibility for the inner and the outer spaces to work as one.

© Vangelis Paterakis
© Vangelis Paterakis

The building facades are formed by plasticity. The folds of reinforced concrete, additional to their morphological role , are helping to create welcoming outdoor spaces for residents . The combination of the metal blinds create a canvas in the foreground of the building , while in the background is the neutral surface of the glass frames.

© Vangelis Paterakis
© Vangelis Paterakis

On the top floor, open space is created and dominated by the water element. The highly favorable view of Technopolis, Kerameikos, Acropolis and Lycabettus Hill in conjunction with the element of water and the industrial design, creates interesting urban associations, an urban sophistication. The building applies the innovative program «Green Lofts» of Alpha Land Developers, relating to the bioclimatic design, the energy saving systems and the use of environmentally friendly, fully recyclable materials.

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© Vangelis Paterakis

Text provided by Alpha Land Developers.

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orel · December 31, 2013

how deep is the pool?

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nice composition

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Rich Rodriguez · October 19, 2011

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Sami Alhaddad · October 19, 2011
Cihan Kaygusuz · October 18, 2011

very nice!

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