Thursday, April 30, 2009

Skate at Home!

Do you see this?
I'm so going to visit~!

Apartment Living


Architect: Archivirus
Location: Athens, Greece
Design Team: Athanasia Psaraki
Project Year: 2006
Construction Year: 2007
Constructed Area: 80 sqm

The Ramp House is a project which tries to reconsider and redefine the living space. The client, Athens, GR, requested a “skatable habitat”. Hardcore skaters will pretty much put up with any conditions in order to ride. The existing house interior was torn out and the the old wooden structure of the building was exposed. The result was a curved form interior, which set the whole house as well as the inhabitant’s life, into motion. In that space, which actually was a roof addition to an existing three-story building, Athanasia Psaraki, achieved a balanced co-existence between the old and the new in a harmonious way. Ramps were built in the main living area. The space is transformed with some moving sections like a ramp that fits into a notch where the fireplace is. Furniture can be temporarily wheeled out to a covered deck. The dominant material was obviously wood, so Athanasia used a wooden pergola and wooden horizontal louvers, which wrap up the whole new structure. As a result the new volume obtained independence while still remaining an inseparable part of the whole.

The Ramp House Project is definitely representative of amazing architecture with style, function and fun.





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