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Location: Patras Greece

Architect: Konstantin Thorvald Barlas

Team: Sofia Miranda Papageorgiou

Interviews with client: Mirto KIourti

Gross surface: 250 sq.m.

Plot surface: 1000 sq.m.

Client: Private

Design date: 2010

This residence is meticulously designed to cater to the needs of a four-member family, situated in the picturesque suburb of Rio, near Patras. The unique shape and orientation of the site, coupled with the family's desire for a home that embraces privacy, have guided the development of a thoughtfully crafted L-shaped layout. This design approach seamlessly integrates with the site boundaries, cleverly addressing the acute angle and expanding rear area of the property.
Strategically positioned to the west and north sides of the site, the building establishes a distinguished entry zone for both pedestrians and vehicles. It is distinctively separated from the outdoor space, which boasts a clean and orthogonal configuration.
The primary objective of the design was to achieve unobstructed movement within the interior spaces and facilitate a seamless interaction with the outdoor environment. A sense of liberation and uninterrupted flow pervades throughout, blurring the boundaries between the indoor and outdoor realms. This integration culminates in a harmonious synthesis, where the outdoor spaces seamlessly blend with the interior, forming an interconnected whole.
The fluidity of the plan is further emphasized through the synthesis of volumes, engaging in a delightful interplay of penetration and reception. These dynamic interplays transform voids into expanses, creating a captivating architectural experience that seamlessly combines openness and spatial fullness.

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