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Viva La Lima Maroussi
Nail care and beauty services salon, Maroussi, Attiki, Greece
Viva La Lima Maroussi Salon – Project Description
The project is a nail care and beauty services salon that is developed in both ground and mezzanine floor on a commercial pedestrian street in Maroussi, Athens.
The quantity and diversity of the requested functions has established a premium design parameter for grouping them in individual unities, thus avoiding the danger of dividing and fragmenting the given space entity. These groups are architecturally expressed as generic spatial traces that highlight each one of them.
Therefore, five groups are created including the main functions of the retail store (reception, waiting areas, hand and feet care area and body care area) and its secondary functions (nail polish drying area, product showcases and product cabinets).
The groups are architecturally composed by devious design traces that elaborate in space as independent ribbons, which nevertheless can overlap and associate with each other, thus contributing in a dynamic synthesis. They are realised as furniture made of mdf in white lacquer and white acrylic surfaces.
The rest of the space was designed as a neutral homogeneous envelope. Its boundaries were redefined in order to include the kitchen, restroom, storage space and products showcases, between the new and the old wall. Dark coloured floor, walls and ceiling emphasize the white entities, which bear the main functions, while the corporate identity’s colours are used for furniture upholstery. On mezzanine floor, body care services rooms are grouped in a more private section behind a system of sliding panels.
Viva La Lima Salon – Design Team
– Maro Kallimani_architect : partner in omadarchitecture in Athens, Greece since 2009 / 2006-2008_architect at Foster+Partners in London, UK / 2004-2006_architect at Yael Reisner-Cook and Atelier One in London,UK / 2002-2003_MArch at the Bartlett,UCL under Sir Peter Cook (scholarship)/ 1995-2001_ Diploma at National Technical University of Athens, Greece
– Lena Koumpli_architect : co-founder of omadarchitecture in Athens, Greece since 2007/ 2002-2005 and 2006-2007_architect at Entassis architects, Athens,Greece / 2005-2006_ MA in Architectural Technology ,University of Nottingham (scholarship) /1995-2001_Diploma at National Technical University of Athens, Greece
– Olga Xarhoulakou_architect : co-founder of omadarchitecture in Athens, Greece since 2007/ 2005-2007_architect at Architecture Cooperative architects, Athens,Greece / 2003-2005_architect at Ergotex technical office, Athens,Greece / 2002-2003_MSc in Computer Aided Building Design, Strathclyde University, Glasgow,UK (scholarship) / 1995-2001_Diploma at National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Viva La Lima Maroussi – Building Information
Viva La Lima: Nail care and beauty services salon in Maroussi, Athens, Greece
Client: Viva La Lima
Area: 120m2 (ground and mezzanine floor)
Construction period: 2009
Viva La Lima: Nail care and beauty services salon in Maroussi, Athens images / information from omadarchitecture