jc architects transforms retail space into five-story urban hotel in the heart of athens

jc architects transforms retail space into five-story urban hotel in the heart of athens

JC Architects takes over Patio renovation project

 

Patio by JC Architects underwent a substantial transformation, navigating the shift from a retail layout to a dynamic hotel space in Athens, Greece, expanding across five above-ground levels. The central feature of the architectural design is the atrium, strategically positioned to facilitate circulation and accessibility while maintaining guest privacy and optimizing natural light and ventilation. The practical aspects of the timber blinds on the facade extend beyond visual elegance, filtering urban noise, modulating sunlight, and establishing a rhythmic interplay between form and function. Material selection is a key element, as reinforced concrete, metal, and wood converge to establish a visual aesthetic.

jc architects transforms retail space into five-story urban hotel in the heart of athens
all images by Christos Drazos and Maria Eirini Moschona

 

 

timber blinds enfold patio hotel’s facade

 

Crafted coatings, incorporating colored aggregates, bring sculptural depth and texture to both exterior facades and interior spaces, enhancing the overall sensory experience for guests. Additionally, the design team seamlessly integrates motifs inspired by the work of Alekos Fassianos, adding a layer of cultural resonance to the architectural narrative. Whether subtly embedded within spatial boundaries or prominently featured, these artistic references contribute to the building’s aesthetic language, fostering a harmonious dialogue between form, function, and cultural context.

jc architects transforms retail space into five-story urban hotel in the heart of athens
facade timber blinds

jc architects transforms retail space into five-story urban hotel in the heart of athens
operable timber separators

jc architects transforms retail space into five-story urban hotel in the heart of athens
garden and water pond

jc architects transforms retail space into five-story urban hotel in the heart of athens
framed garden view

jc architects transforms retail space into five-story urban hotel in the heart of athens
earthy materials and textures

jc architects transforms retail space into five-story urban hotel in the heart of athens
indoor-outdoor connection

jc architects transforms retail space into five-story urban hotel in the heart of athens
bedroom area

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mix of textures

jc architects transforms retail space into five-story urban hotel in the heart of athens
marble and perforated brick walls

 

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Alekos Fassianos's artwork on the interior patio
Alekos Fassianos's artwork on the interior patio
communal area
communal area
waiting area
waiting area
waiting area
waiting area
reception area
reception area
reception area
reception area
reception area
reception area
patio
patio
terrace
terrace
terrace
terrace
indoor-outdoor connection
indoor-outdoor connection
lounge
lounge
bar table
bar table
accommodation unit
accommodation unit
elevated bedroom
elevated bedroom
elevated bedroom
elevated bedroom
accommodation unit
accommodation unit
bedroom area
bedroom area

project info:

 

name: Patio
architect: JC Architects | @jc_architects_gr

design team: Ioanna Fakiri, Julie Spyropoulou, Iason Vovos

location: Athens, Greece

photography: Christos Drazos | @c.drazos – Maria Eirini Moschona

 

 

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edited by: christina vergopoulou | designboom

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