Ombra Cafe-Bar, 2012













Ombra Cafe-Bar, 2012

Architecture Design:

Maria Kokkinou, Andreas Kourkoulas

Associate Architects:

Marianna Athanasiadou

Electromechanical Design:

P. & H. Argyros

Construction Company:

Synapsis S.A.


Marianna Bisti

Project Info

Location : Olympionikon 220 & Lykourgou, Neo Psychico

Programme : Café-Bar

Terms and Limitations: Intervention to an existing building

Owner: Private

Total Area: 40 sq.m.

Schedule: 2012

Materials Predominantly used: Metal Sheet, Paper Tubes

With iron and paper

The small angular and high-ceilinged bar - cafe in Faro’s of Psychico, at the side street of Kifisias Av. followed a strategy of abstraction. The basic material, paper tubes (D=12cm) which potentially cover the whole area like a forest and subtracted to obtain the necessary functional space empty .

The tubes are still shaping the false cover the walls and used to support the bar and raised perimeter benches . The tubes of the ceiling used for an atmospheric lighting while in between the perimeter walls arranged shelves of sheets. Our aim is to develop a space that creates the feeling that you are surrounded by a ' forest ' of paper tubes .
The angular façade consists of sliding glazed that disappear during the summer so as to create a strong relationship of inside with the outside .