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Passer Domesticus

interior design & building Restoration


Location: Thessaloniki
Usage: temporary living & unique experiences
Size: 45 m² ( on 3 levels )
Client: 157+173 designers ( own project )
Construction: 157+173 designers
Date: 2017

Publications: ( main ) Designboom, Archisearch, Divisare, Remodelista, GreeceIs, Re-thinking Architecture
Photo: 157+173 designers / Kostas Pappas

Status: built 

What is

Passer Domesticus is two storey 1924 historical building designed to be in Thessaloniki center area. A unique compact living space for short term habitation and city break experiences. Originally a tradesman’s fabrics shop and later a fishing accessories store, Passer Domesticus is dedicated to modern urban living, along with experiencing much of its past era atmosphere.
The aim of the project is to enable people live into a street level shop environment, and feel the city’s vibe from a closer, warmer and more personal perspective, an experience found in small scale societies, Greek villages and city neighbourhoods of the past.
Passer Domesticus additionally offers private – in place – experiences to its guests, such as exclusive dinners, private small music concerts, small exhibitions hosting and guided historic retrospectives.

Common space and a small kitchenette is located on the ground floor level, while on the first floor is the bedroom area. In between, there is an extra level, with a nest to rest, as a large hammock. The bathroom area is located on the basement level, which has natural light through the cour anglaise build on the street level . 

Passer Domesticus' name, arrives from Latin, referring to the kind of sparrows common in the Mediterranean which prefer living in city environments rather than the countrysides.

A project by / 157+173 designers

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