Two Greek companies partnered to create a colourful and charming duplex loaded with myriad materials and concepts.
The Nadja project by Point Supreme Architects and KN Group is a pair of two apartments on sequential floors that were recently renovated and converted into a duplex with a staircase running through the middle.
The two levels are materialised as opposite spatial experiences. The lower level has been designed as a continuous, marine-like environment with big pieces of furniture anchoring the family´s communal activities. Instead of the typical division of rooms into kitchen, dining, living and playing spaces, in Nadja the boundaries are flexible that look towards each other. Each room is furnished with custom made constructions that double up as viewing devices. The cupboards, seats, stairs, shelves and tables are mixed with different typologies of screens, interior partitions, curtains and other visual filters that delineate physically yet connect visually.
Colour me quirky
The central element is a bright yellow flight of stairs, running along a pink sun painted on the wall. The bright living room, glass display partition and built-in pot plants at the base of the stairs are a balancing ringer to the rooms upstairs The upper level hosts a dense living environment with an earthly atmosphere. The bedrooms are designed as combinations of two complementary types of spaces: a social, mellow area and an intimate, private zone. This level is rich in graphic treatments that complement the architecture, often inspired by Greek island architecture. The bathrooms, for one, are heavy induced by the native colour scheme where protruding wave forms and Aztec prints dominate the cruise-based cabins.
The entire apartment is strewn with contrasting colours and materials. While all bedroom doors have a distinct coloured shape at the handles, the flooring on the lower floor follows no fixed pattern: tile meets wood meets stone. Each element, however, compliments the beauty and uniqueness of the other, making this home a perfect little place to be in.
Photos: Yannis Drakoulidis, Efi Gousi and Point Supreme
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