Birdman is one of the most popular entries in the athenian gastronomical map over the past years, and its space is an ode to the mysterious orientalism that landed on an urban alley.
The concept is about creating a dark shady space with diffused light on raw materials and being implemented exclusively by custom design. Scope was to blend the “mysterious orient” with the contemporary Athenian streetscape.
Credits: Marianna Bisti
The layout is organized as an alleylike space: the bar creates a linear axis to connect the two entrances.
The interior is conceived as a quiet room with fine sand walls, glazed ceramic tiles and engraved surfaces of raw oak wood, blended with the original, repaired terrazzo flooring.
We reworked with a few forgotten techniques and materials, – the steel hammered panels from Thrace, nothern Greece and the karagatsi wooden stools, a sturdy wood used in traditional shipping.
All materials have been crafted in such a way, to allow natural and artificial light to be rather absorbed and diffused than directly reflected onto them. The details have been retouched over and over again so as to expose their pure patina and charm.
Facts and Credits:
Architects: SOUTH architecture: Eleni Livanis / Chrysostomos Theodoropoulos
Client: Aris Vezenes
Photographers: Marianna Bisti, Paris Tavitian
Location: Skoufou 2, Athens Greece
Year of completion: 2018
Total area (m2): 100 m2
Construction Supervisor: Sotiris Papanikolaou, Lisa Moschouli
Suppliers: Sammode Lighting
Fired Earth Tiles
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Kiskinidis Sanitary and Tiles
Climanet Amcor Hellas
Stamatia Dimitrakopoulos Art Curator