Triopton Architects have designed the Alaloum Board Game Cafe situated in a suburb near Athens, Greece.
You can view a video walk-by way of of the cafe – here.
Alaloum Board Game Cafe is located in Nea Filadelfeia, a suburb in north east of Athens, and addresses board game lovers. According to Triopton ?rchitects, “the very certain function of board gaming inspires and determines the layout idea.”
The café is created in 2 ranges of total room of 160 sq.m. The notion behind the café is largely focusing on preserving and enhancing the rigid geometries of the structure, hence generating a welcoming, yet submersive atmosphere influenced by the inventive imagination and variegation of a board game. “Our intention was to develop a comforting environment by employing each organic and creating materials, incorporating colour to them, and utilizing contrasts.”
One particular of the dominant attributes is the game-library, which is manufactured of red steel and wooden boxes and rises prominently to 5.50 meters. An additional important feature is the red metal ladder produced of tensile perforated steel grid. The handmade colorful metal lamps, which have been made by the architects for the light needs, are hanging from bronze water pipes, also stand out. These lighting factors not only satisfy the standard lighting needs but highlight also the constructing aspects and the extreme colored decorations on the 2 the walls and the ceilings.
Wonderful emphasis was placed on reusing the pre-present building components, 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 video games on the walls, colorful information on the furniture and the checkerboard floor. The blackboard walls are decorated with vibrant color shapes and are painted in this kind of techniques that turn this café into a school classroom evoking childhood recollections.
Architectural Design and style: Triopton Architects
Photography: Dimitris Kleanthis