Patras Cocoon Studio is a
Located in the arcade of a block of flats, in the older upper section of Patras called Ano Poli, near the Fortress, this small flat was redesigned as a multifunctional studio for students.
During the design process, we welcomed the disadvantages of the existing space and used them as a source of inspiration. Our main goal was to make use of the 30 square meters of the flat in a more constructive way, providing maximum functionality. We aimed for a capsule or vessel aesthetic while ensuring a light but elegant style. Every functional zone of the flat was stripped down to the bare essentials, i.e. a mattress marks the bedroom, a writing desk marks the study, a sofa marks the living room. A special bookcase structure unifies and accommodates all of the above. It is composed of different materials, such as wood and metal, as well as different textures, i.e. solid and perforated surfaces, thus creating a playful central piece in the living room. The kitchen, storage spaces, and bathroom are organized across the living room.
Another significant challenge for us was to design the only façade of the
Photography by Panagiotis Voumvakis