Open side-bar Menu
 ArchShowcase
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.

Sikalias Pharmacy in Athens, Greece by KDI CONTRACT

 
September 4th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: KDI CONTRACT

In Sikalias Pharmacy project, KDI CONTRACT was commissioned to unify the design of the existing 4-storey building that accommodates the pharmacy, in order to communicate to the public the commitment on scientific research and prevention and, at the same time, promote the specialized services provided.The projectproved particularly challenging, given a number of constraints related to the building’s existing structural conditions and the site’s surrounding constructions.

Image Courtesy © Giannis Gianelos

Image Courtesy © Giannis Gianelos

  • Architects: KDI CONTRACT
  • Project: Sikalias Pharmacy
  • Location: Athens, Greece
  • Photography: Giannis Gianelos
  • Project Team: Dimitris Konstantinidis, ArgyriMargariti
  • Construction: KDI CONTRACT
  • Year: 2014 – 2015
  • Text: YiannisKourtalis

Image Courtesy © Giannis Gianelos

Image Courtesy © Giannis Gianelos

The objective was accomplished by designing and applying to the front facade a perforated metallic mantle – full of motion, covering the full height of the building. The color of the metal skin reacts to sunlight and changes, over the course of the day, depending on the sun’s angle and the viewer’s position. The final outcome is greatly defined by the architectural lighting used both at the side-wall of the building and the interior of the perforated metallic facade, with the use of special led-technology light features. During the night, the building’s facade is illuminated from the interior, creatinga theatricalscenery.

Image Courtesy © Giannis Gianelos

Image Courtesy © Giannis Gianelos

Image Courtesy © Giannis Gianelos

Image Courtesy © Giannis Gianelos

The design of the facade, apart from its architectural concept, was studied in order toenhance the energy efficiency of the building and improve visual and thermal comfort. This was achieved by providing the appropriate shading, which minimizes direct sunlightwhile allowing natural daylight into the building. At the same time, through the specially designed facade’s openings, natural ventilation reduces excess heat and allows the interior to cool, during the hot summer months.

Image Courtesy © Giannis Gianelos

Image Courtesy © Giannis Gianelos

Image Courtesy © Giannis Gianelos

Image Courtesy © Giannis Gianelos

KDI CONTRACT’s design team took a step further by studying, from scratch, the colors and the brand logo, giving them a new dynamic. Source of inspiration was the «tree» as a symbol of life, formed by the use of words that are inextricably related to the philosophy of the brand. The newly designed logo was artistically rendered and hand-drawn, thus referring to the urban art and graffiti culture of the metropolis. The enlargement of the «tree» to near-monumental proportions and its implementation on the side-wall of the building add to an impressive result.

Image Courtesy © Giannis Gianelos

Image Courtesy © Giannis Gianelos

Image Courtesy © Giannis Gianelos

Image Courtesy © Giannis Gianelos

Image Courtesy © Giannis Gianelos

Image Courtesy © Giannis Gianelos

Related posts:

Contact KDI CONTRACT

Tags: ,

Categories: Building, Pharmacy

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


*

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

GRAPHISOFT: ARCHICAD download 30-day FREE trial
Graphisoft ARCHICAD  Download a 30-Day FREE trial
TurboCAD pro : Start at $299
CADalog.com - Countless CAD add-ons, plug-ins and more.



Internet Business Systems © 2016 Internet Business Systems, Inc.
595 Millich Dr., Suite 216, Campbell, CA 95008
+1 (408)-337-6870 — Contact Us, or visit our other sites:
TechJobsCafe - Technical Jobs and Resumes EDACafe - Electronic Design Automation GISCafe - Geographical Information Services  MCADCafe - Mechanical Design and Engineering ShareCG - Share Computer Graphic (CG) Animation, 3D Art and 3D Models
  Privacy Policy