THE ART DECO APARTMENT
Location: Thessaloniki, GreeceStatus: Completed
Lead architect: Aspasia Taka
Design team: Natasa Kantidaki, Anna Karatzovali, Maria Solidaki
Photo credits: Kim Powell Photography
The reconstruction of a 90sqm apartment in a listed building in the historic center of Thessaloniki was a starting point for exploring one of the most interesting design eras, that of Art Deco. The reconstruction was based on the needs of temporary accommodation of a family of 4 members and includes the following spaces: entrance hall, living room, dining room, kitchen, master bedroom, guestroom and bathroom. The design concept aims to preserve and enhance the special architectural qualities of the interior space such as the layout typology, the high ceilings, the wooden interior and the gypsum decoration. The apartment’s unique identity is reinforced with new gypsum decorative elements that have an effect of rhythm and scale in the interior. The decoration combined with the white shades used for the walls create a sculptural whole that is underlined by natural or artificial lighting. Wood paneling and the choice of colors and textures for the surfaces and fabrics of the furnishing add extra features to the interior.