Conceptual minimalism by BllendDesignOffice

Informed by conceptual minimalism, the new interiors were designed to relocate the multidisciplinary architectural & design studio, based in Athens, Greece. The target was the interior to reflect the studio’s aesthetic and environmental concerns; the architectural dialog starts from the landscape [scape], yet the building is not a mere accumulation of materials on XYZ axis, but a procedure which allows the ‘essences’ of space, materials, light and human condition to blend in order to achieve simplicity.

The interior design is striped to an aesthetic, yet not functional minimalism. Different functions and routines are concentrated in the same section of a space that allows for different team members to interact and work together on a project basis.

The open plan space is emphasized by clean lines, big glazed openings that allow plenty of natural daylight in the interior, enabling line and plane to become the basic structural and aesthetic elements.

The choice of a light color palette combined with material and textural variety allows for space and function unity. Unfinished concrete finishes elevate to the walls to add a contrast between white-soft and rough-grey.

The furniture was custom designed and produced for the needs of the studio, not only for the sake of design and function, but also to allow for the symbolic nature of materials and structures to emerge. The notion of architecture as concept is emphasized by the selective use of art pieces which play again with color and texture-finish.

Architectural studio: BllendDesignOffice
Website: www.bllend.com (under construction will be launched 10th Sep 2012)
Location: Athens Greece
Completion Date: July 2011
Design Architect & Project Manager: Helen Brasinika
3D renderer: Anastasia Rokkou
Custom manufactured structures and Furniture: GADA Greece
Photographer: Vaggelis Rokkas

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