Project Team: Leonidas Trampoukis (partner in charge), Eleni Petaloti, Eleni Kourkouli, Brandon Maldonado
Interior Design: LoT
Text description provided by the architects. 67 Agias Sofias st. is an eight-storey residential building, built in the 1950's that has been abandoned for many years.
LoT was selected to transform it into a student housing residence to accommodate 62 single bed units, entrance lobby, gym and laundry facilities, and a communal roof terrace area.
The renovation completed in August 2011 makes use of two materials, painted steel plates and translucent reinforced glass, combined with the harmony to contrast the fussiness and complexity of the surrounding build environment. In the interior extensive use of color and graphics create joyful living conditions for the students.
The game of light and shadow is gradually revealing parts of the interior program along the pass of the day. By opening and closing the flexible translucent or solid shutter panels one can control the levels of privacy and light and at the same time transform the way of experiencing the building from the lower street level.