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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

Alaloum Board Game Café in Nea Filadelfia, Athens, Greece by Triopton Architects

 
October 29th, 2013 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Triopton Architects

Alaloum Board Game Cafe is located in Nea Filadelfeia, a suburb in north east of Athens, and addresses board game lovers.

According to Triopton Αrchitects, “the very specific function of board gaming inspires and determines the design concept.”

The café is developed in two levels of total space of 160 sq.m. The concept behind the café is mainly focusing on preserving and enhancing the strict geometries of the structure, thus creating a welcoming, yet subversive environment influenced by the creative imagination and variegation of a board game.

Image Courtesy © Dimitris Kleanthis

  • Architects: Triopton Architects
  • Project: Alaloum Board Game Café
  • Location: Nea Filadelfia, Athens, Greece
  • Photography: Dimitris Kleanthis
  • Design Team: Hysolli Edis, Sergios Eleftherios, Vourliotis Dimitrios
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Project Area: 160 sqm
  • Software Used: Autocad, 3ds Max, Adobe Photoshop

Image Courtesy © Dimitris Kleanthis

“Our intention was to create a relaxing atmosphere by using both natural and building materials, adding color to them, and using contrasts.”

One of the dominant features is the game-library, which is made of red steel and wooden boxes and rises prominently to 5.50 meters. Another significant feature is the red metal ladder made of tensile perforated steel grid.

Image Courtesy © Dimitris Kleanthis

The handmade colorful metal lamps, which were designed by the architects for the light requirements, are hanging from bronze water pipes, also stand out. These lighting elements not only satisfy the basic lighting needs but highlight also the building elements and the intense colored decorations on both the walls and the ceilings.

Image Courtesy © Dimitris Kleanthis

Great emphasis was placed on reusing the pre-existing building materials, which resulted in white-painted brick walls coming in contrast with the raw metal colored lamps and the black-painted ceiling.

The concept of the game is emphasized by representations of games on the walls, colorful details on the furniture and the checkerboard floor. The blackboard walls are decorated with vibrant color shapes and are painted in such ways that turn this café into a school classroom evoking childhood memories.

Image Courtesy © Dimitris Kleanthis

Image Courtesy © Dimitris Kleanthis

Image Courtesy © Dimitris Kleanthis

Image Courtesy © Dimitris Kleanthis

Image Courtesy © Dimitris Kleanthis

Image Courtesy © Dimitris Kleanthis

Image Courtesy © Dimitris Kleanthis

Image Courtesy © Dimitris Kleanthis

Image Courtesy © Dimitris Kleanthis

Image Courtesy © Triopton Architects

Image Courtesy © Triopton Architects

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