Presentation Poster : Apartment Interior Renovation – Greece

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Clients wished to renovate the free interior of an old idnustrial storage space in a quiet neighborhood in Patras, the city I studied in. They wished to keep it, even though small, as free as possible while creating two bedrooms, a rear patio while maintaining the old lemon tree in the back yard.

Above was a presentational diagram/poster to show the materials to be used, and the final proposed alteration. The interior had a beautiful smooth finish of exposed concrete which was to remain, whereas the ceilings were to be plastered and painted white to emphasize on the wonderful height of the space.

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Underneath the staircase leading to the apartments above was a small space that used to be a bathroom, and was now to become a small laundry room. Natural lighting and ventilation in the bathroom was to be provided by a skylight that would create a wall of light. In the space also ran copper pipes which were under great condition and were to be maintained and left exposed as they created a beautiful and warm contrast with the grey concrete.

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In the front, the industrial walls were to become ceiling to almost floor glass openings. “Almost floor” because it would lead to a built-in storage/sitting construction. In the summertime owners would be able to open the glass doors and connect indoors with outdoors while maintaining sitting space.

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Finally, in the rear was proposed an elevated, flat wooden floored patio with a built-in planter as a barrier to the side connecting with the side yard. A hole would allow the lemon tree to grow unobstructed.

Construction finished in Summer of 2011.

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