Quite expectantly, from this strongly sloped plot perched on the mountain side, this house would have impressive views towards the city. What was not foreseen was how this view would shape the house itself. How that is we would allow its design to be influenced by this view, instead of parachuting a well proportioned, autonomous building/object that benefited from a good view. It is with this in mind, that we proposed an “elevated platform” on the ground floor –upon it a large balcony, plants, the living room, the dining room, the kitchen and the pool are to be found. The platform forms the base of sight and only the two side walls insulating the neighbors, frame the view -however, the distance between them is such that they tend to hide in the limits of peripheral vision: In the sixteen meters span no column interrupts this view and only an unfolding of the glass facade shapes the interior space. This platform defines quite literally at its shadow the rest of the house, with the bedrooms below, offered access to the garden and one additional storey bellow, all ancillary functions.
- Status Completed
- Year 2017 - 2021
- Location Athens
- Collaborators Evangelia Derdemezi, Dora Datsopoulou, Ireni Psarrou, Chaido Kaproulia, Charitini Gritzali, Marina Filippopoulou
- Landscape Designer Helli Pangalou
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