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Earth Light / Workshop - Dionisis Sotovikis

  • 03:00 - 23 July, 2015
Earth Light / Workshop - Dionisis Sotovikis
Earth Light / Workshop - Dionisis Sotovikis, © Erieta Attali
© Erieta Attali

© Erieta Attali © Erieta Attali © Vangelis Paterakis © Vangelis Paterakis + 19

  • Cllaborating Architects

    Eva Tsouni, Kirki Mariolopoulou, Chrissa Skiada
  • Structural Engineer

    Christos Papadopoulos
  • Construction

    Dionisisis Sotovikis Sa
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© Erieta Attali
© Erieta Attali

Text description provided by the architects. This building was designed based on the relationship of man with the landscape and particularly the earth. The entrance from the street is created by two parallel walls which contain the staircase and “slice” the earth in order to guide you to the ground level of the house.

© Vangelis Paterakis
© Vangelis Paterakis

This level accommodates the most introvert-private spaces of the house, the bedrooms, and it has been designed to either open up towards the landscape or be completely isolated from it, according to the mood of its inhabitants.

© Vangelis Paterakis
© Vangelis Paterakis
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© Vangelis Paterakis
© Vangelis Paterakis

In contrast, the level of the living-dining-kitchen area, the more extrovert-public spaces of the house is surrounded by glass, allowing the landscape to become part of the living space. A staircase leads to the planted terrace and from there a bridge proceeds directly into the landscape where the half-suspended swimming pool “floats” over the sloping plot.  

© Vangelis Paterakis
© Vangelis Paterakis

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Cite: "Earth Light / Workshop - Dionisis Sotovikis" 23 Jul 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/770654/earth-light-workshop-dionisis-sotovikis/> ISSN 0719-8884
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