The apartment is located in a typical 1990’s contractor’s building off the center of Athens. The lack of character and the poor choice of materials in the original apartment was hurtful to the eye. Floors and walls were covered in cheap tiles. Due to budget restraints, however, gut renovation was not an option. In addition, the clients wanted and industrial look so the tiles were sealed and covered with applied concrete. The existing kitchen was retrofitted with plywood doors and the countertops were cast in concrete. Almost all the lighting and furniture is custom made.