Raw concrete penthouse and event space designed by Studio Andrew Trotter are located inside former Athens warehouse owned by 10AM Lofts.
The six-storey warehouse, now named 10AM Lofts, features a multi-purpose event space spread over its basement and ground floor, which can host anything from exhibitions and dinners to photoshoots.
The penthouse, which spans the top two floors, can be used as part of these events or booked for private gatherings and longer-term residencies.
Both spaces were designed by Barcelona-based Studio Andrew Trotter with local studio Gavalas Ioannidou Architecture and Eva Papadaki, while a number of other designers have put their personal touch to the four lofts that are spread across the two remaining floors.
The team totally gutted the building, giving it an entirely new facade, with a wall of glass bricks to diffuse light into its re-configured interiors.
A rugged Corten steel staircase connects the lower two floors while the events space has a black concrete floor, which heightens the industrial atmosphere. Though entirely new interventions, they feel as though they’ve been there for decades, in keeping with the architectural spirit of the building.The design team aimed for what they describe as ‘raw luxury’ with the interiors, softening 10am’s harder edges with antique wooden furniture, rattan chairs and ceramic objects.
The lower floor makes the most of its natural light, filtered through long white curtains, while the basement is more of a moody, nightclub affair, with the only shafts of light peeking through cracks in the ceiling. The space is hugely adaptable, easily divided up into smaller sections or used as a whole.