Design Notebook by Sias SA

Entering a flat.tering world.

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Kalliga Square, adjacent to Patission Avenue, is a unique example of  post-war architecture in Athens. The 30 building blocks on Karamanlaki and Efpalinou streets that surround the square, feature architectural charasterictics such us terrasses, thrown cast exterior surfaces and balconies, resembling a unique uniformity. In this rare fragment of quality popular architecture, that is neglected and rundown today, a new creative space has sprung. the.flat is a new project space run by creative director Dimitris Bogdanos, hosted in a high-ceilinged 50s penthouse that has been renovated with respect to its original urban character and architectural qualities.

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the.flat, wishes to support new talent and become a meeting point of a group of people that constantly need a ‘room’ for expression. The space, revives the aesthetics and atmosphere of the 50s, in a welcoming modern-day environment to inspire creativeness.

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The original window frames, man-made iron railings, fish-bone oak and agglomerated stone mosaic floorings have been carefully preserved and refurbished while respecting initial space configutions. 

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Vintage appliances and furniture as well as original ornaments found in the appartment such as pendand lights blend with selected contemporary design additions.

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Open to projects, exhibitions, classes, performances, rehearsals, seminars and short term stay to any kind of visitor from around the world, the.flat is a non-profit space ready to welcome and host creative activities of friends and artists with unconditional ideas.

More info here: theflatathens.tumblr.com