Creative team OLIVE3 architecture & design was assigned to design within a shell consisted of three levels (basement of 95 sqm, 85 sqm ground floor, first floor 105 square meters) inside an old bourgeois building of the 30’s, using modern materials, advanced technology and great style to meet the needs of a multifunctional space that appeals to a discerning audience, familiar with modern services and amenities, typical feature of this particular beauty salon franchise.
Basic synthetic principle was to create a new optical of the shop by the entrance of the gallery, to be better perceived by the passing-by visitor of Voukourestiou street. Thus, there was a decline in the current limit inward so as to mark the entrance and at the same time to create a small window that can be changed topics depending on the season.
Then, all along the side of the gallery has been redesigned and coated in black wooden panels and three-dimensional texture to create a unified feel.
On the ground level, were placed the lobby (reception), a wardrobe and seven working stations.
The core of the store was placed on the floor (sixteen working stations) joined with the ground floor with a stunning metal ladder that develops in front of a three-dimensional white wall, while some additional functions (makeup, waxing, public toilets and personnel space) were positioned in the basement.
On the upper floor all the functions unify through a continuous ribbon made out f white corian, running around space, as it transforms from bench to ceiling, lamp, fragment and back.
Most of the furniture is designed specifically for the needs of the store and is made of white corian and white lacquer,
Emphasis is given to lighting spaces, in order to meet current needs. The special lighting study includes cold and hot spots from light, recessed lighting and long concealed lighting in all ceilings, walls and furniture.
Location: Athens, GR
My Role: Junior Architect, Construction Supervisor
Additional Credits: Olive3 Architects, Miltiadis Farmakis, Eirini Rousaki, Eleni Katrini