Gear Up Store
The store is located in Gerakas municipality, on the central axis of Marathonos highway in Athens. It is a 150sq.m. space on the ground floor of a two-storey building, with a ceiling height of 5 meters.
- Location: Gerakas, Greece
- Client: Gear Up
- Year: 2021
- Status: Built
- Architectural Design: lowfat architecture + interiors with Gerasimos Savvas
- Partner: Giorgos Varelas
- Construction: lowfat architecture + interiors
- Construction Manager: Giorgos Varelas, Alexandros Patsis
- Photography: Panagiotis Voumvakis
The proposal gives special emphasis to the clarity of structure, while preserving the linear and transparent character of the interior space. Furniture and display installations as well as wall claddings and recessed wooden ceilings are freely arranged around the columns and walls, lightly hovering above the floor.
Interventions and additions such as metal mesh panels and glazed partitions are layered, creating variable levels of transparency and opaqueness.
A steel staircase, arranged in parallel to the showroom, leads to the office on the upper level. The side walls of the loft space were removed in order to establish transparency and visual connection with the ground level, enhancing the linearity of the design proposal.
On the building’s façade, a metal mesh cladding with a wide steel frame unifies the structural elements and surfaces into a unified whole.