Change of Use: Storage to Micro-Residence

by Editorial Team

Within the heart of Thessaloniki, Greece, Sq. Design Interiors remodeled a 25 sq.m. storage right into a 32 sq.m. fashionable micro-residence, increasing the usable area via the brand new design. As constructed initially, the storage had direct entry to the road. So, an entry hallway was created to steer into the compact, fashionable residence that expands in two ranges.

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An inner balcony and a bespoke designed bookcase growing in full top, join the 2 ranges.  The kitchen and front room areas are on the bottom stage, whereas the bespoke staircase with the hidden storage areas result in the bed room and toilet upstairs.

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The proprietor of the property wished to vary using the storage right into a micro-residence outfitted with fashionable life facilities, the place the consumer would decompress from the chaotic metropolis surroundings.
The temporary described the creation of an inner balcony and a flooring to ceiling bookcase rising dramatically all via the 2 ranges. Moreover, the brand new facade ought to mix into the neighbourhood atmosphere, whereas expressing a contemporary and new method to the security and privateness of the consumer. The primary constraint was the restricted area that was the wheel of creativity, on the identical time.

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Iron was one of many essential supplies used, in some instances appearing as a structural element, coated in plasterboard and painted white to create the sense of continuity inside the inside areas. In different instances, iron made design parts have been colored to be built-in within the total design, just like the white steel ladder of the bookcase or the beige steel railings of the facade.

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Heat oak wooden was matched with modern surfaces of white lacquer, providing a timeless consequence: the fashionable kitchen with the quite a few hidden storage areas, the staircase offering storage and integration of the house home equipment, the dramatic bespoke bookcase.
The wood-like heat was additionally launched on the ground surfaces via rigorously chosen tiles, in addition to on the bathe wall and flooring.
This sense of simplicity and heat was prolonged outwards, to the facade of the micro-residence, mixing harmonically with the encompassing atmosphere. The colors and the supplies of the facade venture dwelling serenity and heat.

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The problem that the design sought to deal with was to take advantage of from the much less; in different phrases, the duty was to utilise and remodel a storage into a contemporary and totally practical everlasting ‘micro-residence’.
In a small area, each attainable floor that may evolve and create extra rooms is especially important. Via the design, usable area was added to the higher stage. The unique storage space had a loft of roughly 6 sq. meters. A further area of seven sq. meters was added, making a bed room, a piece space and a toilet on the higher stage.

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The ‘micro-residence’ idea addresses the worldwide housing drawback, the place an absence of practical and compact residences is pervasive. The speedy progress of short-term rental housing, particularly in metropolis centres, makes the necessity for good options, such because the one created via the design, much more urgent.

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One other main benefit of the venture is the smaller power footprint because the area heats up and cools down sooner resulting from its dimension and design. This function follows the worldwide method to social, financial, and environmental planning that balances the social and financial wants of current and future human generations with the crucial of stopping undue injury to the pure atmosphere.

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The Sq. Design Interiors studio is positioned in Thessaloniki, Greece and takes on inside structure and inside design initiatives all around the world. All picture credit are to Karen Gkiounasian.

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