h50 Boutique Apartments
‘H50′ is an apartment block located in petralona – a low height building in the oldest district of athens. Built within an 118 m2 plot close to ‘Filopappou hill’ – a well-known archaeological park of the city – the two storey house contains a set of apartments, a roof garden and an open space situated at ground level. The concept was based on the idea of an monolithic structure, made from a single piece of stone such as marble. the aim was to expose and contrast the rough and smooth surfaces of the metamorphic rock through the sweeping triangular curves of the exterior.
The patios are mounted at the southeast side of the plot, where all of the apartments face the street. metal folding shades protect the courtyard and the rooms from the sun, as well as emphasising the monolithic aspect of the block and the required privacy of the residents. Modular elements are embellished upon the design, inside and outside of the building, expressing a unified visual language. the irregular, yet complete form of the structure introduces a pure vision emphasized through the use of raw marble.