O.right studio was assigned with the architectural study and design of an open-plan event space for meetings and workshops in Keramikos, Athens.
During the research phase, o.right studio drew inspiration from the Athenian office space aesthetics, as well as public institutions during the late 70s and 80s.
While maintaining a considerable part of existing materials, such as concrete walls and ceiling, the architects proposed a cool-toned space, and introduced a long forgotten object of non-residential spaces, the vertical fabric blinds, in order to create a corporate environment.
“We chose to place movable louvers -architectural component usually used for ventilation- in the space and plain glass was replaced with tinted glass. This room divider separates the kitchen from the main resting area, underlining the industrial past but also the current look and feel of the space and the building”, tell us the architects.
The blinds were placed not only next to the windows, but also inside the open space so that it can be adapted to different types of events and themes.
The use of vertical and horizontal blinds in different areas of the space together with the movable louvers, create dramatic lighting throughout the day in a space that with its openness, its dynamic serenity and versatility enables and stimulates different kinds of human interactions.
Facts & Credits
Project title The highloft
Design o.right studio
Type Interior design for event space
Metalwork Nikos Stratigopoulos
Location Keramikos, Athens
Area 118 sqm
Photography Yiannis Liontis