Open House Thessaloniki 2014: tours focused on architecture and decoration (part I)



Last weekend on the15th/16th November we had the opportunity to enjoy architecture tours of monuments and public and private spaces by volunteer architecture students and architects.

It was an incredible experience to visit monuments that while working full-time, we usually postpone our visit, and also in public places that their architectural wealth is unknown to the public.

The Open House event also enables touring in private spaces of great architectural interest, either they are impressive both residential and commercial spaces of inspired design, newly built or renovated.

The entire city is transformed into a vast museum of architecture and guests are invited to follow architectural paths and to exchange views and ideas, and they are given the opportunity to learn not only about the architectural heritage of the city, but also new trends in architecture and design. In some cases the architects of the buildings themselves were present analyzing their work.

A short trek in residential projects

Apartment in St. Minas church area

Designed by the architectural firm Urban Soul Project (2012)

DSC 0976, St. Minas church view from the living room, balcony view

DSC 0974, modern kitchen, contemporary kitchen island, kitchen hood above the kitchen island, home decorating ideas

DSC 0978,kitchen area, kitchen hood, blackboard paint

DSC 0979, false ceiling detail, drywall ceiling, hidden lighting

DSC 0980, bookcase in the living area, exposed brick wall covering

DSC 0982, dining area, metal frame glass partition

Two storey residence in Eptapyrgio

Designed by the architects N. Kalogirou & C. Palaskas (1987)

DSC 0904, residence exterior view, exposed brick cladding

DSC 0897, living room fireplace, checkerboard tile flooring, hardwood ceiling

DSC 0898, living room, artwork on wall

DSC 0899, white kitchen, traditional kitchen, home decoration

DSC 0900, living room view over the castle, large wooden window

DSC 0903, residence atrium with a tree, glass blocks wall 

Photo credits: DecoBook Team 

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