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House In Ekali / ArTA

  • 01:00 - 19 October, 2010
House In Ekali / ArTA
House In Ekali / ArTA, © H. Louizidis
© H. Louizidis

© H. Louizidis © H. Louizidis © H. Louizidis © H. Louizidis +16

  • Architects

  • Location

    Ekali, Greece
  • Architects

    Architect Thanos Athanasopoulos
  • Structural Engineers

    Michael Athanasopoulos, A. Karagiorgos
  • Lighting Consultant

    Dimitra Kamba
  • Type Of Project

    Single family house
  • Client

    Tania Kostala, Manolis Fthenakis
  • Area

    370.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

From the architect. This single-family house is located in Ekali, a suburban area of Athens. The property is surrounded by high pine trees that shade the lot, which let to the decision to create a continuous openable glass envelope around the south and east sides of the ground floor. The sliding glass walls allow daylight to enter into the deep plan while defining a large open living area, transparent towards the fenced garden. The scheme shapes the main open area on the south-east corner of the site, where the pool is placed attached to the building.

© H. Louizidis
© H. Louizidis

Bedrooms are located on the upper floor, and towards south they hover above the living area as autonomous private units. They are carefully placed to create a generous semi-open space as well as double-height areas at ground level.

© H. Louizidis
© H. Louizidis

The main building volume is covered by a pitched double-curved roof which is clad with conventional ceramic roof tiles. The roof-tile cladding cascades down the surface of the north wall, creating a rainscreen that contributes to the environmental performance of the house and conceptually to the visual impression of a seamless protective blanket.

© H. Louizidis
© H. Louizidis

This element, which provides coherence to the whole scheme reinterpreting the traditional ceramic-tile roof, is part of an attempt to shape an appropriate architectural identity –material and spatial- in a suburban context where traditional imagery and contemporary desires are fused and confused. Our strategy also involved the selection of completely conventional materials and construction methods: white plaster, marble, stone veneer, wood. A typical palette of anonymous greek suburbia is therefore applied, in ways that are not conventional.

© H. Louizidis
© H. Louizidis
Cite: "House In Ekali / ArTA" 19 Oct 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/82372/house-in-ekali-architect-thanos-athanasopoulos/>
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Victoria Koumaridou · August 28, 2012

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Branislava · October 26, 2010

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Michael Baugus · October 25, 2010

Impressive interior space- House In Ekali / Architect Thanos Athanasopoulos | ArchDaily http://bit.ly/bTXx63

Vishal K Bharadwaj · October 21, 2010

Actually, I&#39d kind of like this house too: http://bit.ly/by8b6S

a.Lootah · October 21, 2010

i like the separation of the ground floor to the floor to emphasis the the function of each space. open wide windows in the ground and a small window above. simple not straight facades and plans. in addition the mix of material that match each other

DINA AL-SUWAIDI · October 21, 2010

i liked the way the building is open, white and has alot of openings and windows which allow maximum amounts of daylight to enter the building.I also like the simplicity of the landscape.

Sean Alston · October 21, 2010

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bernard · October 20, 2010

I love the way they have glass right at the very top such that it's so easy to clean.

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