Filothei House / Divercity Architects

Filothei House / Divercity Architects

Filothei House / Divercity Architects - Exterior Photography, Facade, ConcreteFilothei House / Divercity Architects - Exterior PhotographyFilothei House / Divercity Architects - Interior Photography, Living Room, Table, Sofa, Windows, Beam, ChairFilothei House / Divercity Architects - Exterior Photography, Facade, WindowsFilothei House / Divercity Architects - More Images+ 13

Filothei, Greece
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Filothei House / Divercity Architects - Exterior Photography, Facade, Windows
© Mariana Bisti

Text description provided by the architects. This residential project is a detached family house located in Filothei, a low-density leafy suburb of Athens. The clients wanted an intimate family house that could accommodate guests and become a space for entertainment at the same time. A key consideration in the design is the accommodation of a large building programme, within a tight plot.

Filothei House / Divercity Architects - Exterior Photography, Facade, Concrete
© Mariana Bisti

The heart of the Filothei House is a double-height living room connected with the dining area and the kitchen overlooking the linear pool. The mezzanine works as an ‘in-between’ space that separates the private areas from the rest of the house and acts as a meeting point for the family members. Filothei House is formed of a compact concrete volume with a strong tectonic character.

Filothei House / Divercity Architects - Interior Photography, Living Room, Table, Sofa, Windows, Beam, Chair
© Mariana Bisti
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Filothei House / Divercity Architects - Interior Photography, Living Room, Table, Sofa, Windows, Chair
© Mariana Bisti

Τhe facade is eye-catching in its silhouette of stacked volumes punctuated with recessed cut-outs and elevated gardens. The incisions on the exposed concrete volume uncover a secondary softer layer of the house, which has timber clad and reinforces the spatial dialogue between the inner and outer layers.

Filothei House / Divercity Architects - Interior Photography, Brick, Facade, Handrail, Deck
© Mariana Bisti
Filothei House / Divercity Architects - Interior Photography, Windows, Shelving, Facade, Glass, Chair
© Mariana Bisti

The design aims to provide an outdoor experience to the everyday family life while offering a degree of fragmentation that brings the building closer to the scale of residential urban units.

Filothei House / Divercity Architects - Interior Photography, Table
© Mariana Bisti

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Cite: "Filothei House / Divercity Architects" 04 Jul 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/942758/filothei-house-divercity-architects> ISSN 0719-8884

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