LAB Boutique Hotel is located in Plaka, the historical center of Athens, where the Greek heart beats, and countless ancient monuments reside. The design was inspired by the myth of the Minotaur, creating structures and areas that implement elements such as the labyrinth, the trajectory-course (Ariadne’s thread), and the architecture of the Minoan palaces.
Upon entering the hotel, the visitor is led towards the reception and the lobby by the “grooves” on the floor. The lobby hosts the “labyrinth” construction, where the visitor discovers a new “world.” The construction of the labyrinth becomes a personal experience for each individual as they explore the area, receive stimuli, come into contact with the various materials, see reflections of themselves and are led to a process of soul-searching and introspection. The geometry of the labyrinth enhances the visitor’s “journey,” aiming to inspire memories that are directly connected with Greece and its ancient history.
In the design of the rooms, the labyrinth either dominates the space as a visual element (two-dimensional representation) or serves a functional purpose (as a three-dimensional construction).
Materials: Leather, tapestry, large slabs, mirror, marble, bronze
By attaching this particular identity to the hotel, we are also addressing the demand of a large target group – visitors who have an interest in our country’s history – through a modern prism. At the same time, the design becomes an experience, challenging the visitor to photograph the hotel’s spaces and promote them through social media. As a result, the hotel enjoys recognition, which further contributes to its commercial success.
Antoniadi Zoi | Architect
Dimitriou Dimitra | Interior Designer
Androni Despina | Interior Designer
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ArchZone operates with safety measures in relation to the Coronavirus COVID-19. We wear cloth face coverings and keep a safe distance. We ask the same from you.