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THIRESIAS APARTMENTS

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.

Project was featured in:

Archisearch: http://www.archisearch.gr/article/1910/thiresias-residential-building-patras---barlas-architects---photography-by-pygmalion-karatzas.htm

Piranesi Awards 2013 Exhibition