314 architecture studio redesigns a traditional greek flat into a parisian roof-topped residence

314 architecture studio redesigns a traditional greek flat into a parisian roof-topped residence

314 architecture studio‘s h102 ‘romance contemporaine’ project focuses on the renovation of a pre-existing traditional block of flats created during the 1970’s in glyfada, athens, which is now being transformed into a contemporary sustainable home for new tenants. the new residence, with a total area of 300m², is located on a 370m² site, and is being developed on four levels. the atrium, the residence’s primary sustainable function, features a sliding ceiling which regulates the circulation of the warm air within the building and its relief into the environment. at the same time, on the west side of the building, the existing protruding elements are converted into ‘sun walls trombe’, which contain tropical plants.

the translucent façade’s blur is the main component of the design


the tangential inner walls are deconstructed, allowing the garden to be inserted into the residence through the new curved openings. on the terrace level, there is a building extension that uses the square meterage that were gained from the creation of the atrium. the couples’ bedroom is therefore designed on that level, with large openings which offer continuous views to the sea. the new volume is protected from the sun and maintains its privacy using a sliding system of a metal curtain, the form of which is a reinterpretation of a typical rooftop in paris. 314 architecture studio‘s head designer explains that ‘the romantic character is even more emphasized through the continuous curved engravings, which are depicted as an imprint of light and shadow on the blur translucent façades.’

a metallic curtain embraces the master bedroom

the house is located near the immitos mountain in glyfada, athens

the form of the curtain is a reinterpretation of a typical rooftop in paris

plants are inserted into the living room through the curved openings and the atrium

the living room along with the kitchen and dining room are located on the first floor

interior view of the master bedroom

interior view of the master bedroom’s walk in closet and bathroom

north-west façade

elevation plans

the existing condition of the building



project info:


architect: 314 architecture studio
location: glyfada, athens, greece
design team: pavlos chatziangelidis, giota chala, iasonas ntounis, niki kourti, mara kissa, styliana charitou, iasonas degleris, filippos lagos, kristiana olga avgitidou, dimitrios panagiotou, francisco garrido roca, javier lopez sabate, georgios tsagkarakis, stauros zotos, andrianna triantafyllopoulou, aycan duman, buse gumusturkmen
structural design: foteini karagianni – civil engineer
electric mechanical design: stefanos karagiannis



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