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description One Athens Apartment D7
category Residential
location Athens, Greece
built area 185 m²
Design Team

Stephan Buerger, Demetra Katsota, Panos Rigopoulos, Ioanna Voutsina


ELTEME (M&E engineering)

Duality (lighting design)

General Contractor

Yellow Construction AE


Yiorgis Yerolymbos

client private
design year 2021
completion year 2023

One Athens residential complex at the foot of the Lycabettus hill constitutes a legendary building for Athens and its architecture. The modernist building -designed in 1957, by the prominent Greek architect Constantinos Doxiades (1913-1975) and fully completed in 1971- served as the Doxiades Associates headquarters till the late 1990s. The 2014 transformation of the listed office complex to a residential development introduced a new building type and scale to the city dominated by the ‘polykatoikia’ typology.

The complete renovation of the double aspect 5th-floor ‘L’-shape apartment aspires to accommodate the contemporary needs for living, by paying respect to the existing architecture. The reorganization of the plan is simple and explicit; an open ‘public’ zone, including the dining, living and kitchen area as well as an office extension; and a ‘private’ zone, including a guest niche and the master bedroom with walk-through bathroom and closet.

The intentional absence of walls enhances the idea of a fluid, flexible and continuous space. What prevails instead are scattered vertical elements facilitating the dwelling’s utilities, and services. Rooms’ divisions are implied by timber glass full height translucent sliding panels allowing for enclosure and privacy. Ultimately, the large terrazzo floor slabs delineate a seamless surface enhancing the space’s continuity.

The original building’s modular façade was once meant to serve corporate office needs with abundant yet filtered Mediterranean natural light and controlled natural ventilation. Today, the new open plan organization connects the two glazed wings of the ’L’ shaped apartment: the one facing towards the central atrium and the other towards the street. Thus, the apartment enjoys the unobstructed immediacy to the eminent Athenian context: through the atrium and towards the northwest, the lush presence of the Lycabettus hill, while to the southeast, above the polykatoikias’ rooftops in the foreground, the Acropolis, and the Saronic Gulf panorama beyond.

Title Year Type Locaction Country
STUDENT STUDIOS PATRAS 2007 Residential Patras Greece
LANDHOTEL SILVESTAR 2016 Hospitality Motovun Croatia
K314 OFFICE BUILDING 2021 Offices Athens Greece
ROLLING GREENS - VILLAS B 2019 Hospitality, Residential Messinia Greece
HOUSE E 2016 Residential Artemida Greece
RADISSON RESORT SKIATHOS 2020 Hospitality Skiathos Greece
HOUSES A·2 2015 Residential, Hospitality Paros Greece
ROLLING GREENS - VILLAS A 2019 Hospitality, Residential Messinia Greece
ONE ATHENS APARTMENT 2021 Residential Athens Greece
ANNENHEIM CUBES 2012 Residential, Hospitality Annenheim Austria
RESTAURANT THALERSEE 2020 Public, Hospitality Graz Austria
STUDENT STUDIOS THESSALONIKI 2016 Residential Thessaloniki Greece
HOUSE H 2012 Residential Corfu Greece
BELGIAN EMBASSY ATHENS 2008 Public Athens Greece
VILLA S 2006 Residential Vienna Austria
OKZT OFFICES & APARTMENTS 2019 Offices Klagenfurt Austria
HOUSE A+B 2008 Residential Paros Greece
MAYRHOFEN STATION 2018 Public Mayrhofen Austria
UNIVERSITY LIBRARY GRAZ 2015 Public Graz Austria
PENINSULA 2019 Residential, Hospitality Paros Greece
VILLA W1 2008 Residential Corfu Greece
APARTMENT BUILDING STD3 2022 Residential Athens Greece
CING LABORATORY BUILDING 2018 Public Nicosia Cyprus
FERANT GARDEN APARTMENT 2018 Residential Ljublijana Slovenia
SCHLOSSMUSEUM LINZ 2006 Public Linz Austria
THREE SPACES 2013 Exhibition Athens Greece
KUBAN RIVERSIDE HOTEL 2013 Hospitality Krasnodar Russia
AS IF 2014 Research, Exhibition Venice Italy
COOP BANK HEADQUARTERS 2012 Commercial, Offices Nicosia Cyprus
6 VOIDS: PXATHENS 2012 Exhibition Venice Italy
LARNACA AGORA 2011 Public Larnaca Cyprus
HOUSE B 2014 Residential Chania Greece
RATHAUSPARK PAVILION 2009 Public Vienna Austria
PX ATHENS 2012 Public, Masterplan Athens Greece
PX THREE CORNERS 2012 Public Athens Greece
HOUSE L 2016 Residential, Research Antiparos Greece
PX SIX THRESHOLDS 2012 Public Athens Greece
DASOUPOLI HIGH SCHOOL 2010 Public Nicosia Cyprus
CASPIAN SEA RESORT 2012 Masterplan Baku Azerbaijan
HOUSE T 2016 Residential Antiparos Greece
FERLACH TECHNICAL SCHOOL 2016 Public Ferlach Austria
OFFICE A 2009 Offices Athens Greece
CAUCASUS CONFERENCE CENTRE 2012 Public Qabala Azerbaijan
SUPERSTORE V 2008 Commercial Athens Greece
KYRIAZI DEVELOPMENT 2008 Commercial, Residential Kifisia Greece
KURA CULTURAL CENTRE 2013 Public Mingacevir Azerbaijan
CLDC HOUSING 2020 Residential Larnaca Cyprus
NOVARA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 2018 Public, Educational Vienna Austria
APARTMENT BUILDING DP30 2021 Residential Athens Greece