314 turns 60s house in athens into an office merging nostalgic and contemporary design

314 turns 60s house in athens into an office merging nostalgic and contemporary design

athens-based 314 studio uses lighting and colors to form its new office in a 60s house in glyfada, greece. merging greek traditional hues with futuristic silver curtains and romantic contemporary elements, the architects prove the possibility to develop the ageing culture into modern-day solutions.



to maintain the iconic greek style, 314 has colored both exterior and interior walls in white, while the oil paint reflects light creating a mysterious atmosphere. each inner wall is accompanied by the LED tape on the floor, which culminates the architectural basis — the plan of the building.



the rooms are divided by silver curtains and mirrored doors — this solution adds an unexpected futuristic sense to the space. outside, in the courtyard, the same play of colors is maintained — the garden is covered with white pebbles, while the olive and lemon trees are decorated with silver ribbons.



to define the accessible roof, a vertical lightweight metal structure is set along the perimeter of it. there, the magenta-colored floor and palm trees in the middle complete the original concept of contradictory architectural styles combination.








project info:

name: les lumieres a la campagne

architects: studio 314

location: athens, greece

completion year: 2018

area: 104 sqm

lead architects: pavlos chatziangelidis

other participants: giota chala ,eve apodiakou, alessia arca, olga avgetidou, alberto crobe, denitsa dincheva, eleftheria fatsea, fransisco garrido roca, javier golbano gomiz, stilliana haritou, andrius keras, zahari merdzhanof, eirini mpouliou, dimitrios panagiotoy, friny papadopoulou, candice pouzout, lukas ramanauskas, robin rouillier, emilija tekoriute, andriana triantafillopoulou, alessandro tucci

photo credits: 314 architecture studio


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edited by: maria erman | designboom

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