Kosti Apartment

Identity An apartment for a three-member family in a downtown apartment building in Chalkis. The family was in need of an additional bedroom in order to provide separate bedrooms for the growing teenage children.

Organization The solution was an inventive way to use the limited space of the apartment by bringing the living quarter to the center of the house, thus freeing up the external rooms as bedrooms - and therefore adding an additional bedroom to the house. The centrally located living room, is daylit by clerestory windows. As a result, the design solution provided privacy for the bedrooms and an open-space living area including the living room, kitchen and dining.

Materials Concrete blocks, extensive use of wood, glass and mirrors at the top clerestory band of the living areas, to maximize daylight.

The apartment renovation was completed in 1994.