Located in Filothei, one of the greenest suburbs of Athens, the project is a renovation of a two storey apartment. Stripped down and fully re-worked, m&g was transformed into a comfortable and exciting place to live.
The spaces were divided into social and private, placed on the ground and first floor respectively.
Inspired by the unpeeling layers of an onion, different zones were created based on the activities taking place (arriving/leaving, cooking, living, eating, bathing, sleeping). Each zone was assigned its own material, establishing a distinct visual separation between the various spaces. Following the concept of ‘unpeeling’, thresholds were created where two materials come together, thus signifying the transition from one space to another. For instance, the living space consists of a wooden box that can be merged with the kitchen space depending on the occasion. Additionally, the bathroom is deconstructed and its elements repositioned in the master room, as its separate uses are re-defined.
The materiality of the spaces was directed by the need to create a composition that would age beautifully over time. Natural materials, such as wood, concrete, steel and stone, leave imprints of their weathering and gradually create smooth and ever-changing patterns, whilst changing color and texture. As time leaves its mark, the residence is an apartment whose aesthetic will constantly develop in an elegant and natural manner.