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Block House by Block722, an architecture firm based in Athens, Greece.
July 11, 2022

Athens-based Block722 has converted a concrete building into a luxury private residence in the heart of Kifisia, a district in the Greek capital. Attention to detail reigns in the units. Read on for a look at the project.

The fluid harmony that goes through the entire building, a distinctive feature of the design approach by Block722 studio, is enhanced by the use of natural materials, with a perfect sense of balance and a discreet and refined luxury.

The first apartment occupies the ground floor and the mezzanine, overlooking the large back garden. The other apartment, on the upper floors, boasts a roof terrace and a view of the Athenian skyline.

Photo courtesy of Block722

The façade is based on a game of regular geometric shapes. The architecture studio has conceived a sort of alternating grid of opaque and transparent sections, obtained by alternating wood, dark plaster, and large glass surfaces instead of masonry.

The same wooden structure also acts as a railing and protection of the veranda. The plastered surfaces created by hand reflect the key colors and materials of the interiors and are in harmony with the surrounding landscape.

Photo courtesy of Block722

A combination of travertine, marble, and wood characterize the most distinctive elements of the furniture and fixtures, such as the washbasins in the bathroom, designed and custom-made for the project. The taps enhance the elegance and personality of the project. Simple geometries and precious finishes provide visual impact.