The restaurant is located in Zisimopoulou, one of the most commercial streets of Glyfada in Athens, Greece. The area's character is mainly formed by cafes and restaurants, therefore the Enoteca da Salvatore had to stand out of its surroundings. Main aim was to fulfil the needs of an all-day Italian restaurant, as well as, of an Italian cafe and of an Italian wine bar. Important aspects of the design were; the provision of adequate shading for the roof openings, along with the small interior space which had to host the kitchen, the bar and a number of tables. For the reasons above, a unified, non-closed space was introduced, with minor limits between the internal and the external. An indicative boundary is created by a light metal structure on the front space of the restaurant. Materials, such as, acrylic transparent sheets, thin ropes, light fabrics, glass, wood and metal are used to form the character of the facade. The low part, is composed of solid pieces of wood, which are attached on the metal frame. The middle one, consists of glass panels, that can be moved vertically in order to fully open all sides of the external space. The acrylic sheets form the top part of the facade. The relief surface of the sheets achieves a particular effect especially at night, where the radiation of the internal lights make the acrylic sheets to look self-luminous.
Finally the furniture attempts to express a more classic style related to the Renaissance and the Italian culture. In addition to this, a combination of Italian furniture with Greek materials is proposed. For instance, the Tinos marble is placed on the floor, on surfaces of the kitchen or the furniture, such as the round tables. High quality brass is applied for subtle and detailed finishings which add a more delicate philosophy to the whole space.
Pavlos Chatziangelidis founded 314 architecture studio in 2004. He studied civil engineering in National Technical University of Athens 1996-2002 and architecture engineering in The University of Thessaly 2006-2012. In 2004 he acquired a Master of Arts degree in design. The name 314 of the studio, is inspired from the mathematic symbol π = 3,14 that is used to count the area of the circle. This reference is related to the philosophical dimension of the concept of the circle. The basic characteristic of his design beside the ecological, social and programmatic dimensions of the project, is the creation of a shell that urges the user to experience an abstraction.
H_3 house in Athens:
Official Nomination for 2015 Mies Van der Rohe European Union prize.
Official Nomination for 2015 Piraneski Dnevi International awards.
H_3 was among '20 most popular projects' on the worlds most visited architecture magazine 'Archdaily' for 2013.
First prize on "30 Years of Architecture" by KTIPIO for 2016.
H_34 apartments in voula:
Official Nomination for 8th Greek Architecture Biennale.
C_29 optical shop:
Architizer A Awards 2016 "Special Mention"
1st prize Exploring the boundaries awards. 1st prize 2013 'Greek Architects' website thesis awards.
Our work has been presented in many Architecture exhibitions and has been published in worlds most popular books, magazines and websites. Our H_3 project has been filmed on documentary for Argentina and Katar television.
The studio has published it's works on worlds most popular international architecture magazines and newspapers such as: • Archdaily • Designboom • Dezeen • Architizer