Located in the historic triangle of Athens, The Editor Hotel is housed in a building that was built in different phases during the years 1934 and 1938. In the past it housed craft workshops and in particular a printing house in combination with shops and warehouses.
The materiality introduced into the existing building in combination with rhythmic surfaces creates an abstract system of references to the history of the building and the wider area. The use of black steel references the former printing house and more generally the small industries that used to characterize the historic center. Fragmentary use of organic materials such as marble and mosaic refers to house interiors of old Athens. Wooden surfaces compose rhythmic reliefs that result from gaps between words in printed texts.
From the reception area, an arcade leads to the atrium that forms the heart of the hotel complex. The route is highlighted with a wooden relief along it: recesses and ledges alternate creating a rhythmic pattern resulting from 'camouflaged sentences'. In the atrium the fragmented surfaces enclose the space, introducing the visitor to a rhythmic atmosphere.
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