Harmonious Fusion

Location: Rio, Greece
Architectural Design and Construction: Antistixis Architects
Year: 2019

Our architectural office proudly presents an exquisite renovation project we undertook at a house in Rio, Patras. This historical residence, built in the early 1900s, required a meticulous approach to preserve its rich heritage. With utmost care and respect for its history, we embarked on a journey to breathe new life into this magnificent structure.

One of the significant transformations took place in the bathroom, where we embarked on a complete renovation. The objective was to create a space that seamlessly blended contemporary design with the traditional half-timbered aesthetic. To achieve this, we meticulously selected materials and color schemes that complemented the house’s historical character.

The focal point of the renovated bathroom is the concrete furniture, designed by our team to exude both strength and elegance. In a soothing beige hue, the concrete elements add a touch of modernity while still paying homage to the house’s origins. The choice of this material beautifully juxtaposes with the rawness of the stone cladding tiles used in the shower space, creating a harmonious balance between the old and the new.

To enhance the overall ambiance of the bathroom, we carefully selected a light blue color for the walls. This particular shade was chosen for its ability to interact with the natural light streaming in through the windows, casting a soft, ethereal glow throughout the space. The interplay between the light blue walls and the abundant natural light lends a sense of serenity and tranquility to the room.

Furthermore, our design philosophy was rooted in achieving a seamless coexistence of modern and vintage-classic elements. By combining contemporary fixtures and fittings with carefully restored vintage pieces, we ensured a harmonious blend of aesthetics. This approach ensures that the renovated bathroom pays homage to the house’s historical context while offering the convenience and functionality of a modern living space.

Not limited to the bathroom, our renovation efforts extended to the entire house. The wooden floors, meticulously restored to their former glory, add warmth and character to each room. We took great care to preserve the original charm of the flooring while ensuring it remains durable and functional for many years to come.

Moreover, we adorned the rooms with decorations and furnishings that aligned with the existing aesthetic. By incorporating design elements reminiscent of the house’s original style, we celebrated its historical significance and created a cohesive and visually appealing atmosphere.

In summary, our renovation project in Rio stands as a testament to our commitment to preserving historical architecture while seamlessly blending contemporary design. The fully renovated bathroom, with its concrete furniture, stone cladding tiles, and carefully chosen color palette, exemplifies the delicate balance achieved between the old and the new. From the restored wooden floors to the thoughtfully curated decorations, every aspect of the project exudes an aesthetic that complements the house’s unique heritage. We take immense pride in revitalizing this historical gem and hope our architectural endeavors continue to inspire others to cherish and preserve the rich history that lies within our built environment.