Office Building in Athens
The six-floor building is on a corner plot in a densely built area of central Athens and houses the offices and the showroom of a medical equipment company.
The mass of the building is attached to the adjacent buildings, leaving free space on the street fronts in an attempt to offer the unbuilt parts of the plot to the city. This is further promoted by the overhangs, which leave a significant of the ground-floor level free of built mass, in effect widening the two narrow streets.
The building is made up of a main 6-floor mass with a ground plan of 7m. x 7m., enclosed by two parallel surfaces made of reinforced concrete. This basic prism constitutes the core of the design and carries, suspended or projecting, the metal volumes, which extend the office space on the various levels above the ground according to the requirements of the brief. The building is completed by the transparent volume of the axis of vertical communication and the auxiliary spaces situated in the area between the prism and the adjacent buildings.
Contributed by Isaias Dimitrios | Papaioannou Tasis
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