Faliro Loft by ése Studio in Athens, via Yellowtrace.Faliro Loft by ése Studio in Athens, via Yellowtrace. Faliro Loft by ése Studio in Athens, via Yellowtrace. Faliro Loft by ése Studio in Athens, via Yellowtrace. Faliro Loft by ése Studio in Athens, via Yellowtrace. Faliro Loft by ése Studio in Athens, via Yellowtrace.

 

I’m generally a believer in less is more, but this warehouse conversion by ése Studio Architects of Athens, is teaching me a thing or two. This part office, part apartment space is a texture and pattern mash-up party and everyone’s invited.

The existing bones of the warehouse provide a richly textured and sculptural ceiling. The architects added to that a Japanese shoji screen, patterned flooring, rendered walls, steel and sandblasted glass partitions, a mosaic island bench and a range of vertical screens in varying colours and geometric patterns. Despite every surface being different, the materials sit together cohesively and the diverse palette is expressed with a surprising degree of subtlety.

 

Faliro Loft by ése Studio in Athens, via Yellowtrace. Faliro Loft by ése Studio in Athens, via Yellowtrace. Faliro Loft by ése Studio in Athens, via Yellowtrace. Faliro Loft by ése Studio in Athens, via Yellowtrace. Faliro Loft by ése Studio in Athens, via Yellowtrace. Faliro Loft by ése Studio in Athens, via Yellowtrace.

 

The result is a space with warmth and life. It feels designed and considered but as if it has grown organically over time. Add to that a killer collection of furniture and lighting (is anyone detecting a slight Patricia Urquiola obsession?) and it’s a winner in my book. Bonus points for the design lesson.

-Ella.


[Photography by Ionna Roufpoulou. Images via Flodeau.]

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Ella Leoncio
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Ella is a design obsessed architect from Melbourne and author of the blog 'pages from my moleskine'. She specializes in residential architecture and currently works in a senior design role with an equal focus on architecture and interiors. Things that really float Ella’s boat include; designs that frame an experience, innovative material explorations, textures and light, clarity and simplicity. She is addicted to learning through making and doing. Her free time is spent sewing, knitting, knotting, folding, moulding, shaping, dyeing... Contemporary dance is another great life passion of hers. In fact, Ella is convinced that dance and architecture are two dialects of the same language.

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