We’ve built you a better ArchDaily. Learn more and let us know what you think. Send us your feedback »

Single Family House in Kifisia / Spacelab Architects

© Vaggelis Paterakis © Vaggelis Paterakis © Vaggelis Paterakis © Vaggelis Paterakis

© Vaggelis Paterakis
© Vaggelis Paterakis

From the architect. We were called to design a house on a rather problematic site with a triangular shape on a very busy street. The design aims to maximize the area of the garden. Taking advantage of the building code of the time of construction, the building was situated at the edge of the site forming an L shape that allowed it to embrace its garden.

© Vaggelis Paterakis
© Vaggelis Paterakis

The scheme was developed on two levels. On the ground floor, big glazing surfaces allow for a dialogue between the interior and the exterior. This level houses the sitting and dining areas as well as the kitchen.

© Vaggelis Paterakis
© Vaggelis Paterakis

The first floor appears to be more protected, with smaller openings. Thus, privacy is achieved for the three bedrooms that are located there.

© Vaggelis Paterakis
© Vaggelis Paterakis

The facades of the house were treated with a layering of overlapping materials. Apart from the glazing, the solid parts of the walls are covered with tadelakt. A second layer of metal frames with wooden plank infill is added on. The fencing of the site is done by a series of vertical metal plates with a second layer of armed glass to reduce the street noise.

© Vaggelis Paterakis
© Vaggelis Paterakis

For the interior, different types of wood has been used widely. Oak flooring, black pine cabinets, antiqued oak for the kitchen cabinets and khaki lacquered oak for the staircase.

Courtesy of Spacelab Architects
Courtesy of Spacelab Architects
Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite:"Single Family House in Kifisia / Spacelab Architects" 10 Nov 2012. ArchDaily. Accesed . <http://www.archdaily.com/291515/single-family-house-in-kifisia-spacelab-architects/>