ArchDaily | Broadcasting Architecture Worldwidethe world's most visited architecture website
i

Sign up now and start saving and organizing your favorite architecture projects and photos

i

Find the most inspiring products for your projects in our Product Catalog.

i

Get the ArchDaily Chrome Extension and be inspired with every new tab. Install here »

All
Projects
Products
Events
Competitions
  1. ArchDaily
  2. Projects
  3. Offices
  4. Greece
  5. Kalliope Kontozoglou
  6. 0
  7. Offices and Showroom of a Fabric Company / Kalliope Kontozoglou

Offices and Showroom of a Fabric Company / Kalliope Kontozoglou

  • 01:00 - 21 March, 2012
Offices and Showroom of a Fabric Company / Kalliope Kontozoglou
Offices and Showroom of a Fabric Company / Kalliope Kontozoglou, © Henriette Attali
© Henriette Attali

© Henriette Attali © Henriette Attali © Henriette Attali © Henriette Attali +14

From the architect. On a long and thin site, along the Athens ring motorway and next to a toll station stands a container like building. It is the store and showroom of a company that imports and sells textiles.

© Henriette Attali
© Henriette Attali

The view for the passing driver as well as the one who is entering the motorway is that of a monolithic volume offair faced concrete held high up in the air.

© Henriette Attali
© Henriette Attali

This concrete surface (2nd and 3rd floors) is offered more as a gigantic billboard than a building to the passerby, both car and pedestrian alike. In contrast to that, the lower part of the building (ground and first floor) is punctured by large openings that repeat themselves at regular intervals offering to the interior, frame after frame, a cinematic view of the speeding vehicles.

© Henriette Attali
© Henriette Attali

The two identical prisms “slide” on top of each other to allow for a wedge-shaped catwalk to be created, forming the entrance to the building.

plan 01
plan 01

Inside, a long wall, painted blood-red, separates the showroom from the store areas and organizes the space. The same concrete finish follows in the interior, while the shelving is based on rough pine soft wood standard sections assembled and screwed together on site.

© Henriette Attali
© Henriette Attali

The building is stated in simplicity and rationality that transcends the ephemeral of the glimpse of the driver-voyager through its “monumental” poetic heaviness.

elevation 02
elevation 02
Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Offices and Showroom of a Fabric Company / Kalliope Kontozoglou" 21 Mar 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/218347/offices-and-showroom-of-a-fabric-company-kalliope-kontozoglou/>
Read comments

11 Comments

GAby Menta · March 26, 2012

Offices and Showroom of a Fabric Company / Kalliope Kontozoglou. http://t.co/mQo02qVW

Nicholas Patten · March 26, 2012

Offices and Showroom of a Fabric Company / Kalliope Kontozoglou. http://t.co/62x42t6a

Santi Maggio Savasta · March 22, 2012

Offices and Showroom of a Fabric Company / Kalliope Kontozoglou http://t.co/DWp6zUg6 #Architecture #Architettura

him + her · March 22, 2012

Architecture Offices and Showroom of a Fabric Company / Kalliope Kontozoglou: Architect: Kalliope ... http://t.co/BgdW53DG #architecture

Sigit Kusumawijaya · March 21, 2012

[Architecture Info] Offices and Showroom of a Fabric Company / Kalliope Kontozoglou http://t.co/7iOkvMNF | via #ArchDaily

@ArchiStream · March 21, 2012

via @archdaily Offices and Showroom of a Fabric Company / Kalliope Kontozoglou http://t.co/U1qARVuc #Architecture

envés diseño · March 21, 2012

#architecture Offices and Showroom of a Fabric Company / Kalliope Kontozoglou http://t.co/9GQTspR2 by @ArchDaily

GBADE PGrated · March 21, 2012

Offices and Showroom of a Fabric Company / Kalliope Kontozoglou: Architect: Kalliope Kontozoglou
Location: Athen... http://t.co/QP0TKGRM

Mr.Con · March 21, 2012

Offices and Showroom of a Fabric Company / Kalliope Kontozoglou: Architect: Kalliope Kontozoglou
Location: Athen... http://t.co/xI66QY5M

Archiburner · March 21, 2012

Offices and Showroom of a Fabric Company / Kalliope Kontozoglou: Architect: Kalliope Kontozoglou
L... http://t.co/T7jP0lnW #architecture

Archibuilt 2010 · March 21, 2012

Archi. Spotlight: Offices and Showroom of a Fabric Company / Kalliope Kontozoglou: Architect: Kalliope Kontozogl... http://t.co/wMK0TtSW

···

Comments are closed

Read comments