Irodotou Apartment

The owner of this split-level apartment in downtown Athens grew up in the flat upstairs. When he bought the flat below to expand his living space, the two floors were connected with a steel spiral staircase. Whilst the use of durable industrial materials and exposed concrete reflect the urban location, the open-plan living area upstairs has glass walls to maximise the city views. Playing with different perspectives and subverting expectations, a picture window in the bathroom exposes the light well, revealing the grimy insides of the building and bringing light into the back of the apartment.







Irodotou Street, Athens, Greece
Complete, 2010
Interior designer
Afroditi Athanasiou
Design consultant
Manos Vordonarakis
Divercity Architects
Cathy Cunliffe