STUDY : 2012
CONSTRUCTION : 2012-13
PHOTOGRAPHS : GIORGOS SFAKIANAKIS
CONSTRUCTION : KATALYMA CONSTRUCTIONS
The project is a private housing building of 704sq. m. It is situated in a small scale housing block in an Athenian suburbian area. For this reason we had to design the building in a way that its big scale would not be imposing on the neighbourhood. So we divided it in two joined volumes of different height. In that way the building seems smaller than it actually is.
The left volume is occupied by the four apartments and it consists of horizontal elements which are the balconies, while the right volume that is occupied by a maisonette and a studio consists of a vertical wooden surface that is part of the bedrooms' shutters. When the wooden shutters are open, they “disappear” by sliding behind the exterior wall. The choice of the materials was based on reinforcing these particular geometric differences between the two volumes, the horizontal and vertical.
The access to the four apartments and the studio is from the main entrance of the left volume. All the apartments have parking and storage space in the basement. The maisonette has its own private access and garden.