SOUTH architecture transformed a cold and dark underground storage space into a bright and airy studio apartment near the Greek capital.
The architects were tasked with transforming a leftover basement of a residential building, located in the area of Lycabettus Hill in Athens, Greece, into a custom-designed studio apartment. The flat had a single opening into an enclosed atrium and a pair of ceiling skylights; features that SOUTH architecture wanted to enhance.
The fully equipped apartment consists of a sleeping area, bathroom, living area, kitchen and dining room, with a large courtyard for al fresco evenings.
A sculptural partition wall was used to divide the internal spaces from being one open-plan studio for privacy but still allowing natural light and flow through the apartment.
Arched circular openings double as a desk and vanity while cleverly creating the feeling of more space and a tradition between areas.
SOUTH architecture made use of custom-designed furniture to increase functionality and create a unique and definitive home. They chose raw materials, such as cement and glazed ceramic tiles along with unfinished plywood and black steel to counterpart the white walls.