Residence in Athens, Greece | Work in Progress

Description by Work in Progress:

The residence is built on a high inclination ground, with a mesmerizing view of the city of Athens on the west. Therefore, the  main objective was to maintain this view unobstructed from all levels of the residence. This decision led to the linear arrangement of the building, parallel to the length of the site. The building is composed of three prisms, placed on a differentiated (by colour) base. The first prism has a marble cladding and includes the living spaces of the house. The second prism overlaps the first, shading the western side of the first prism. The third prism ‘’embraces’’ the other two and establishes vertical connection between them. Furthermore, it becomes a boundary towards the neighbours, enhancing privacy. The material selection creates a feeling of warmth that balances out the austerity of the prisms. The colour palette of the materials has an earthly base. The materials are natural, mainly marble and wood. The external cladding is continued in the inside of the residence, creating an integral for each prism. This continuity is conspicuous from the outside of the building through the large windows and enhances the visual unification between the outside and the inside of the building.

Design Office: Work in Progress

Location: Politeia, Athens, Greece

Photographs: George Fakaros