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  6. 2014
  7. House in Kea / Marina Stassinopoulos + Konstantios Daskalakis

House in Kea / Marina Stassinopoulos + Konstantios Daskalakis

  • 01:00 - 3 October, 2014
House in Kea / Marina Stassinopoulos + Konstantios Daskalakis
House in Kea / Marina Stassinopoulos + Konstantios Daskalakis, © Yiorgis Yerolymbos
© Yiorgis Yerolymbos

© Yiorgis Yerolymbos © Yiorgis Yerolymbos © Yiorgis Yerolymbos © Yiorgis Yerolymbos + 22

  • Construction

    Marina Stassinopoulos, Konstantios Daskalakis
  • Structural Engineer

    Kostas Xatziantoniou
  • Mechanical Engineer

    Kostas Cherouvim
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© Yiorgis Yerolymbos
© Yiorgis Yerolymbos

Text description provided by the architects. The characteristic features of the site and the island's traditional building practices, though without a historicist attitude, are the recognisable project elements: the maintainence of the existing flora, the restructuring of the site's terracing and the organization of the house with volumes which are either independent or 'arise' as intermediate gaps.

© Yiorgis Yerolymbos
© Yiorgis Yerolymbos

The building is placed on a terrace. The entrance to the house is found in the void between the volume of the house and the terrace behind it.

Plan
Plan

A longitudinal course, parallel with the gradient of the slope connects the distinct building volumes and three courtyards, each having different characteristics: a covered courtyard (in the heart of the building), a shaded one by the oak trees (close to the livingroom) and one exposed to the sun (at the end of the corridor).

© Yiorgis Yerolymbos
© Yiorgis Yerolymbos

Perpendicular to the longitudinal course one enters the main areas of the building (the livingroom and the two bedrooms), which open up towards the sea. The circulation and the service spaces (entrance, corridors and bathrooms) are expressed as voids that connect the differing volumes of the primary spaces.

© Yiorgis Yerolymbos
© Yiorgis Yerolymbos

The configuration of the flat roof corresponds to the plan of the house, as it depicts the individual volumes and the relationship between them. It is also the main facade of the building since it is exposed in its entirety as one approaches. The roof is formed so as to provide cross ventilation to the main living and sleeping areas and is also set up as a system of collectors that receive and direct the rainwater to the cistern which is the quiet protagonist of the building.

© Yiorgis Yerolymbos
© Yiorgis Yerolymbos

The house is constructed with the usual practices of the local builders. Without a decorative intent most surfaces (floors, external walls, internal wet areas) are formed by cement.

Axonometric 3
Axonometric 3

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Cite: "House in Kea / Marina Stassinopoulos + Konstantios Daskalakis" 03 Oct 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/551574/house-in-kea-marina-stassinopoulos-konstantios-daskalakis/> ISSN 0719-8884

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