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Minimalist design for Blue Ribbon residence, Athens, Greece


Athens-based architectural practice, ScapeArchitecture, have designed the Blue Ribbon project. The minimalist property belongs to a young businessman and is located in the centre of Athens, Greece.

The luxury apartment, located on the 6th floor of a terraced apartment in a 60s building, belonging to a young man was completely refurbished to make it much more brighter and spacious.

The 185m² (1991 ft²) apartment is a penthouse in a typical apartment building with fabulous views across the Acropolis and the sea.

The architects main job in redesigning the apartment was to introduce contemporary architectural qualities, like open plan living, structural transparency and fluid configuration of the interior design.

According to the designers: “The contemporary penthouse’s spatial arrangement is based around its living room. The kitchen and dining are fully integrated in the open plan layout, marking the intention of merging different functions under a unified scheme. A distinctive dropped-ceiling panel, with linear grooves integrating lighting fixtures and speakers folds downwards to form the media wall. Wood-paneled walls define the limits, while space is flowing seamlessly in the overall layout, the same concept applied to the master bedroom and guest bedroom areas with their en-suite bathrooms. The structural columns, placed in random locations relating to the new layout of the apartment, they are clad with backlit glass panels. This way they were turned into semi-transparent, floor-to-ceiling, light blue colour elements that finally named the project as Blue Ribbon, implying its quality as an architectural artifact.”

Images courtesy of Cathy Cunliffe


Assif is a luxury travel and design aficionado currently working as a BBC content producer. He holds an MA in journalism from the University of Leeds. He is partial to tea and cake - Yorkshire Tea Gold Blend please. His favourite trips include island hopping in the Seychelles, a mountain escape in Kashmir and getting lost in Hong Kong.

Assif is the current editor of Adelto Magazine. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram: @journolista.

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August 23, 2013 | Property | View comments

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