Athens apartment design fills interior with colour and light
An Athens apartment interior gets a clever, colourful and bright makeover courtesy of architects Point Supreme
Greek architecture outfit Point Supreme is an expert in creating vibrant, modern interiors that are brimming with colour and texture. Working with the country’s heritage, and adding unexpected touches that bridge old and new, is part of co-founders Konstantinos Pantazis and Marianna Rentzou’s singature approach, and their latest Athens apartment interior design project is no exception.
Situated in the city centre, within a typical Athenian polykatoikia (the popular Greek multi-family apartment block typology), the apartment is a comfortable three-bedroom space with a flowing, open-plan living area, complete with a study. Part of the architects’ brief was to refresh the tired interior and open it up. The team responded by completely gutting the living, dining and kitchen areas and uniting them to create a single, open-plan space.
Key to this move was the redesign of an existing light shaft. Previously hidden away, the light feature has now been revealed, and with it, a whole new dimension and light source has entered and enriched the apartment interior. The team installed generous windows on all four sides of the concrete shaft, which bathe the interior with daylight.
Now, ‘an abundance of natural light and cross views through the whole depth of the apartment are revealed and create an unexpected sense of grand dimension. This is strengthened by the rich variety of materials and finishes applied that create different atmospheres,’ say the architects.
In order to support this intervention and avoid breaking up the space with more walls and partitions, Point Supreme created a series of specially designed furniture pieces to support the various functions in each part of the home. There is a powder-pink kitchen island with a marble top, matching nearby darker pink cabinetry; a bespoke red and brown dining table; and an elegant timber screen that distinctly defines the entrance hall, along with its bright red floor. Meanwhile, built-in shelving in textured green and light pink ensures the owners’ storage needs are met, while the space remains streamlined, open and flexible. §