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

Trikoupi Apartment by Point Supreme Architects
(Image credit: Yannis Drakoulidis)

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. 

Trikoupi Apartment by Point Supreme Architects kitchen

(Image credit: Yannis Drakoulidis)

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.

Trikoupi Apartment by Point Supreme Architects, dining area detail

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Trikoupi Apartment by Point Supreme Architects, living space

(Image credit: Yannis Drakoulidis)

Trikoupi Apartment by Point Supreme Architects, fireplace view

(Image credit: Yannis Drakoulidis)

Trikoupi Apartment by Point Supreme Architects, bedroom

(Image credit: Yannis Drakoulidis)

Trikoupi Apartment by Point Supreme Architects, living room

(Image credit: Yannis Drakoulidis)

Trikoupi Apartment by Point Supreme Architects, circulation view

(Image credit: Yannis Drakoulidis)

Trikoupi Apartment by Point Supreme Architects, window looking out

(Image credit: Yannis Drakoulidis)

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Ellie Stathaki is the Architecture Editor at Wallpaper*. She trained as an architect at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece and studied architectural history at the Bartlett in London. Now an established journalist, she has been a member of the Wallpaper* team since 2006, visiting buildings across the globe and interviewing leading architects such as Tadao Ando and Rem Koolhaas. Ellie has also taken part in judging panels, moderated events, curated shows and contributed in books, such as The Contemporary House (Thames & Hudson, 2018) and Glenn Sestig Architecture Diary (2020).

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