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  7. HEV•Flooring around / Fluo, Architecture and design studio

HEV•Flooring around / Fluo, Architecture and design studio

  • 10:00 - 7 February, 2019
  • Curated by María Francisca González
HEV•Flooring around / Fluo, Architecture and design studio
HEV•Flooring around / Fluo, Architecture and design studio, © Panos Arvanitakis_Photographer/Cinematographer
© Panos Arvanitakis_Photographer/Cinematographer

© Panos Arvanitakis_Photographer/Cinematographer © Panos Arvanitakis_Photographer/Cinematographer © Panos Arvanitakis_Photographer/Cinematographer © Panos Arvanitakis_Photographer/Cinematographer + 28

  • Interior designer

    Christina Serrou
  • Contract furniture

    Almeco
  • Shop fittings

    Drakoulakis
  • Lighting

    Bright Special Lighting SA
  • Sanitary appliances and Tiles

    Kiskinidis-Living made easy
  • Terrazzo tiles

    Material World
  • More Specs Less Specs
© Panos Arvanitakis_Photographer/Cinematographer
© Panos Arvanitakis_Photographer/Cinematographer

“Evripidis” hotel is located in the heart of Athens and housed in a 70’s building with references in the modernist era. The bonds between ancient and modern are there prominent by default – like in the rest of Athens. The direct view to the Sacred Rock of the Acropolis is a testimony of the past being present to our future. 

© Panos Arvanitakis_Photographer/Cinematographer
© Panos Arvanitakis_Photographer/Cinematographer

Fluo’s goal was to redesign the upper floor of the building in order to have a dual use: bar and breakfast room. Marble that has been perpetually connected with the long history of the city was one of the main architectural materials. Combined with other elements, such as extravagant tiles and wooden planks, the floor creates a patchwork of materials that segment the area in diverse triangular shapes. 

© Panos Arvanitakis_Photographer/Cinematographer
© Panos Arvanitakis_Photographer/Cinematographer

The metal arches painted in gold make a reference to the neoclassical patterns and come in complete antithesis with the sharp edges of the floor. The vibrant colors in the seating areas were embraced to fade out the neutrality of the gray buildings around the hotel. The warm ‘terra cotta’ of the ceiling is trying to imitate the intense light of the restless sun standing above the city.   

© Panos Arvanitakis_Photographer/Cinematographer
© Panos Arvanitakis_Photographer/Cinematographer
Plan
Plan
© Panos Arvanitakis_Photographer/Cinematographer
© Panos Arvanitakis_Photographer/Cinematographer

The water fountain created in the middle of the space makes reference to the ancient Greek fonts and at the same time it excludes the existence of plastic bottles.

© Panos Arvanitakis_Photographer/Cinematographer
© Panos Arvanitakis_Photographer/Cinematographer

The glass partition across the terrace creates a sun room that seems to be floating on air. The whole synthesis of the space is a patchwork of shapes and materials. This patchwork reflects the urban environment, as described from the windows around the space. Ancient, old and new are all amalgamated in one shape that forms today’s esthetic of modern Athens.

© Panos Arvanitakis_Photographer/Cinematographer
© Panos Arvanitakis_Photographer/Cinematographer

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Cite: "HEV•Flooring around / Fluo, Architecture and design studio" 07 Feb 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/896817/hev-star-flooring-around-fluo-architecture-and-design-studio/> ISSN 0719-8884

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