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Optimist Shop by 314 Architecture Studio

Posted by Walter Phillips on 08.03.2017 - Tagged as:

Optimist Shop by 314 Architecture Studio

Photographer: Panagiotis Voumvakis

The optical shop C_29 / ’Optimist’, is an interwar listed building of a total surface 90m2 and is located in the centre of Chalkida. The space is airy and expands along the central market and the back courtyard / patio which is formed in the core of the building. The building itself is a composite construction with the ground floor being made of bearing masonry and the two floors of reinforced concrete bearer and filling brickwork. The main design aspect was the creation of a gradient technique in the texture of materiality in order to emphasize the reflection and the absorbance of light. (more…)