Office building, store and showroom of a Fabrics C

Office building, store and showroom of a Fabrics C

Architect
Kalliope Kontozoglou

3SK Stylianides Architects
Location
Πεύκων 107, Ηράκλειο 141 22, Greece | View Map
Project Year
2011
Category
Offices

Shops

Showrooms

Office building, store and showroom of a Fabrics Company at Neo Irakleio

Kalliope Kontozoglou as Architects

 

The building is treated like a container, parked in a long narrow site along the Athens ring road and next to a toll station. This is the office, showroom and warehouse of a company that sells fabrics.

 

The eye of the passer-by or driver that passes the toll is “trapped” by the monolithic volume of exposed concrete that constitutes the facade of the second and third floors of the building, towards the highway. In contrast, the volume of the ground and first floors has large repetitive openings, that mimic the rhythm of a film, “freezing”, frame-by-frame the perpetual motion of the cars for the users of the building.

 

 The two identical prisms, each of which consists of two floors of the building, “slide” over each other to create the space of a wedge-like catwalk, which marks the entrance to the building.

 

Inside the ground floor, a linear space is bounded by a red wall, along the axis of the building, and houses the offices and showroom of the company. The shelves, sample-hangers and drawers with mini samples are custom made of pine wood standard sections. All furniture and fixtures have been chosen to compliment them or the building as a whole.

Products used in this project
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct name
ManufacturersTechnal
ManufacturersDaikin
Product Spec Sheet
Manufacturers
Manufacturers
by Daikin
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