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This residence is designed for a five-member family. The site, located in Palaiopanagia, a suburban area of Nafapaktos (Greece), has an plot area of 1.000 sq.m., and a pentagonal shape. Its wide side is orientated to the north view. The direct relationship between the interior and exterior space was requested from the client, as well as the building to be placed on the end of the site, leaving free space for a future addition. The design of the house is a combination of ve dynamic, linear, crooked zones that are consisted of void and full volumes. Those zones are moving in parallel, sliding with each other and creating a dynamic relationship. The building is unfolding the west – east axis, with the main orientation on the south and the exterior space. In the ground oor, the house is bending towards the site, enforcing the relationship with the exterior, where- as on the rst level, the zone that embraces the build- ing is creating a strong boundary. In order to achieve a clear de nition the relationship of public and private spaces, the entrance is placed on the north part and the boundary of the building is more closed and clear. On this side, the secondary functions of the house are placed. Towards the south side, the building opens to the exterior accommodating the living room and din- ing room on the ground level and the bedrooms on the first level.  

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Location: Patra Greece
Architect: Konstantin Thorvald Barlas
Team: Sofia Miranda Papageorgiou
Gross surface: 1135 sq.m.
Plot surface: 1420 sq.m.
Client: Lepidas Developer
Design date: 2010
Completion date: 2012
Photography: Pygmalion Karatzas

The elongated site has an area of 1420.00 sq. m. and is oriented on an   east - west axis, neighboring with new – built residential buildings. The building, freely placed inside the terrain, is composed of two main volumes, built on pilotis. The volumes penetrate into each other, creating a dynamic relationship. This relationship gives depth in the building’s design by breaking the uniformity of the front façade, giving at the same time an opening to the southwest. The building consists of 13 apartments. Each apartment is separated into two zones. The public zone, located next to the entrance of the apartment, accommo- dates a space that includes the living room, the kitchen and dining room. The second zone, is the private one, that includes the bedrooms, the bathrooms and a storage space. The continuation of the interior to the exterior was essential for the overall design. Thus, it was decided to create continuous outdoor spaces which are more comfortable and create a smooth transition from the interior to the exterior. Those outdoor areas (balconies) are framed and expressed as void vol- umes, which are emerging from the building and are creating a uniform result. The materials used for the construction are reinforced concrete, brick walls, plaster, aluminium windows and metallic rails and blinds.

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Piranesi Awards 2013 Exhibition

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