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Chalkidos Street Residence / Armon Choros Architects

  • 01:00 - 8 April, 2009
Chalkidos Street Residence / Armon Choros Architects
Chalkidos Street Residence / Armon Choros Architects

Chalkidos Street Residence / Armon Choros Architects Chalkidos Street Residence / Armon Choros Architects Chalkidos Street Residence / Armon Choros Architects Chalkidos Street Residence / Armon Choros Architects +11

  • Architects

  • Location

    Larnaca, Cyprus
  • Architect

    Armon Choros Architects / Eleftheria Serghidou, Vasilis Pashiourtides
  • Structural Engineering

     Nicos Kalathas, George Demetriades
  • Mechanical Engineering

    Giannos Zempylas
  • Budget

    US $676,950
  • Project Year

    2000

From the architect. It was asked for an introvert residence, with internal yard where the water would constitute the sovereign element of the space but also of the whole work. Exploitation of the natural parameters to the best possible means, being the south-east sun and the western air, the spaces to have height and light and also to be plain and hospitable to the art collection of the householder.

The reference to the westwards neighbouring thicket was considered that besides to be a direct factor, it had to intervene decisively in the format of the work.

That is why the compact skin, which encompasses the residence and enclose the open space, revealed on the west. The natural elements enter the residence, changing gradually in colours and being filtered at the top of her volume. As for the water, being free and erosive is piercing the skin to a point at the south.

The access is tangent to the curve and the spaces refer to the interior, while the "public space" of the living room, being transparent, sees outside with a view to the thicket. The internal circulation in the ground floor organizes, separates and unifies the inside with the outside, while in the first floor it recedes leaving the spaces in free optic to the yard. The plantings outdoor are allocated freely and not, up to the limit of the plot.

Cite: "Chalkidos Street Residence / Armon Choros Architects" 08 Apr 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/17551/chalkidos-street-residence-armon-choros-architects/>
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13 Comments

Peter · September 24, 2009

Great house... ;)

christos · April 12, 2009

The house could have been so much better if facade treatment had been simpler and pool was surrounded by garden instead of concrete. Pool sould have been totaly exposed to the south without the cold concrete wall blocking the sun and the views to the garden!! Cold building but has some nice modern feeling to it...nothing spectacular!

Mr. Cheap · April 11, 2009

Too many elements, the grammar is all messed up here.

Lucas Gray · April 10, 2009

I like the bridge over the pool and the operable wall. The rest is nothing spectacular.

kc · April 10, 2009

I kind of get cold by looking at it..I mean if the pool was steaming and bubbling it would be better. The views are good though. What kind of house is it, if you can't walk barefoot..change floor finishes. Unless they heat it all the time, which I doubt.

bob · April 10, 2009

cold cold cold

sgurin · April 09, 2009

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I like it. Good project.

hori · April 09, 2009

brings me back to corbusier somehow ( i mean the purist approach )

Benjamin · April 09, 2009

I agree with hannah i like the simple, minimalistic approach to material. The form of the house is good enough to get away with it.

hannah · April 09, 2009

i love it! it's simple and neat. with the interesting pool haha

Jeison · April 08, 2009

I don´t like it. Bad choice for the windows. From many perspectives, the house looks like a school or a power company station office...

Martijn · April 08, 2009

Everything feels very cold. I image getting out of that pool, my wet feed on the concrete and a cold chilling wind over my back. The swimming pool are looks more like a parking lot to me, except for the white lines.

Rokas · April 08, 2009

somewhow it reminds me a small office or something...

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