Heritage-listed building in Piraeus
For the renovation of a 1924 heritage-listed building in the area of Mikrolimano in Piraeus, we moved on two main axes: on the one hand towards preserving the architectural and morphological features that will highlight the historic character of the old house, and on the other hand towards subtly integrating the new uses of a modern residence.
- Location: Piraeus, Greece
- Client: Private Client
- Year: 2018
- Status: Built
- Architectural Design: Lowfat Architecture + Interiors
- Partner: Giorgos Varelas
A meticulous study of the structural and morphological characteristics of the building, indicated the necessary interventions to repair and strengthen the old bones of the house, as well as to install new modern infrastructure. This was followed by restoring and highlighting the historical elements of the building, such as the plaster decorations of the facades and interiors, the wooden door and window frames inside and outside the building, the wooden staircase as well as various architectural details and furniture.
In the interior, the new design works in such a way as to complement the existing aesthetics of the building, with a modern approach. The choice of the color palette highlights its historical character, while creating a warm atmosphere for the new home. Bespoke furniture and new architectural elements feature clean lines and natural materials to introduce a contemporary gaze to the residence. Finally, the rooftop is transformed into a planted garden, sensitively incorporating modern practices and methods in the morphology of the building.