Translator – Law office in the Center of Athens / Taf Architects

Translator - Law office in the Center of Athens / Taf Architects

Project: Translator – Law office
Architects: Taf Architects
Lead architect: Lefteris Tsolakis
Location: Athens, Greece
Area: 20m²
Construction: Pure-Made
Year 2017
Photographs: Vassilis Makris

Translator – Law office located in the centre of Athens with an explicit view to Klafthmonos Square.

Translator - Law office in the Center of Athens / Taf Architects 1

This project is a renovation of a very confined single room space of 18.00m² in an offices block built in 50’s, by the renowned architect Spyros Staikos, in the historic centre of Athens, overlooking the Klafthmonos Square.

Translator - Law office in the Center of Athens / Taf Architects

The main purpose of the the project is to give the illusion of a bigger space than it is and to separate the space into two distinctive areas public/private. A special care was given to emphasize the spectacular view of the square.

Translator - Law office in the Center of Athens / Taf Architects

Wooden shelves and vertical louvres are introduced to separate the space into two different areas, the main office space[private] and waiting area [semi-public].

Translator - Law office in the Center of Athens / Taf Architects

The office is a flexible working space that can accommodate different needs of the users. One side of the office space is occupied by a dual function large scale unit, that accommodates book shelves and cupboards for storage space.

Translator - Law office in the Center of Athens / Taf Architects

The main working desk of the client is on a wheeled structure that can slide into the middle of the room to become a meeting room table when seems appropriate. At the opposite wall, a desk folds-out from the wall to form an extra working surface when needed.

Translator - Law office in the Center of Athens / Taf Architects

Mirrors placed on either side of the office, in ceiling height, extend sight lines and create the sense of partitions that divide the room from a seemingly larger office space.

Translator - Law office in the Center of Athens / Taf Architects

The “yellow” semi-public space acts as a buffer zone between the private-working space of the office and the public corridor of the building. In the “yellow” space a fold-out bench drops to be used as a waiting point or occasionally for sort relaxing.

Translator - Law office in the Center of Athens / Taf Architects
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