eNJOY architects were assigned to convert an industrial property on the 4th floor of a textile industrial building, to three compact furnished residential units for students.
The building is located in an old industrial neighborhood on Ptolemeon street at Thessaloniki, that is a five minutes walking distance to downtown and fifteen minutes from the Aristotle University.
Project: P4 – conversion to 3 residential units Client: Shoval Yazamoot SA
Services: Design, Supervising, Issuing permits Architects Paraskevi Papasotiriou in collaboration with Christina Gogoula
Mechanical Engineer Sakis Kolotsios
lighting consultant Thanos Ioannidis, Elec. Engineer MSc MA, Lightsense
Description / Proccess
Our moves were determined by the Building Regulations, the prohibition of adding any sewer lines in the building, the tight budget and the urge to maintain flows and bring as much natural light inside the new spaces.
Toilet and kitchen areas are located near the entrance, leaving more space by the windows for the bed and the living area. Since adding any sewer lines is prohibited, the floor is partially raised to accommodate the new toilet sewage pipes running towards the existing sewer line. To maximize space, custom made built-in beds, sofas and low walls with shelves have been created above the pipes route.
All the three units feature a light color palette to maintain brightness and the feeling of openness. The use of natural wood along with the grey cement tones, the neutral surfaces and some black accents in furnishing create a cozy and warm atmosphere.