At the time this residence was being built in Palaio Psychiko, the privileged suburbs of Athens were dominated by a building spree of single-family residences. These residences constituted a prime field of experimentation for architects, as they generally offered far great freedom in their use of volumes.
For the two-storey residence, the morphology of the plot of land was to a degree responsible for the solution chosen. The architects settled on dealing with the building on two levels for each storey, taking advantage of the very steep gradient.
Spaces on each storey were grouped into three zones. The bedrooms were located at one end and on the upper level, while the sitting room, dining room and kitchen were placed at the other end, on the lower level.
On the ground floor and subsequently the garden, the higher end was formed as a pilotis, with parking spaces for vehicles, while the lower level became a guest room.
The broad balustrade on the balconies, along with the vertical visible support structure split the building visually into zones, separated from the white brick filling walls with deep skotias, reference to the modernist roots of the design.
SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENCE IN PALAIO PSYCHIKO - 1974
CORNER OF ZALOKOSTA AND DROSSI STREET
Associate Architect: I. Anifantis
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