The offices of Nimand Architects are housed in a privately owned three-story building, in an area of Thessaloniki without architectural identity, of low rise structures, with many small ground floor houses with lush gardens.
The study of the restoration aimed on one hand at the preservation of the shell, on the other hand, the creation of office spaces with modern specifications and modern technology. The spaces are developed internally in an open layout and only the meeting rooms can be isolated.
The stone structure of the bearing walls, which contains pieces of marble slabs and wall members from demolition, was unveiled during the renovation phase, after the dismantling of the coatings and it was decided to be fully revealed in all areas. The special appearance of this masonry gives the space a special character and the constant presence of the past.
The rest of the masonry was treated with Kurasanit cement mortar as a special treatment, which has as a final result the texture of visible reinforced concrete. Double-sided glass wall-bookcases separate the office spaces that along with the special attention that was paid to the lighting study highlight the interesting textures and shades of natural materials that have been selected, but also to create at the same time a comfortable working environment.
Stone, wood, and marble converse and balance with the aluminum frames, the glass, and the white lacquers of the furniture, creating a sophisticated aesthetic result.
- Thessaloniki, Greece