A MODERN RESIDENTIAL BUILDING WERE NATURE, LIGHT, AND MATERIALITY DOMINATE, WHILE OFFERING PANORAMIC VIEWS OF THE ACROPOLIS AND ATHENS
The project’s scope was the construction of a modern eight-story residential building, with apartments and common use amenities on the ground floor. The design makes use of incentives for the environmental upgrade of densely built urban areas.
2018 - 2019
Varyap Greece – Salfo and Associates S.A. - Astik Red
The facades are sparse and incorporate elements of shade and greenery, utilizing natural materials. The layouts combine functionality with comfort, and strive to achieve cross-ventilation and ample, yet controlled, natural lighting.
The project aimed to create a modern residential complex with a reduced footprint that is integrated in the urban fabric, makes good use of the unique views to the Acropolis and the adjacent park, and ensures privacy between apartments.
The main design objectives for the ground floor were the reduction of the building’s footprint, the maximization of planted surfaces, and the creation of a friendly and pleasant environment that contributes to the improved quality of the area’s densely built urban tissue.
A pass-through space of pilotis is created, featuring the complex’s main entrance and a small shop that aspires to become a meeting and socializing point for residents — thus contributing to the familiarization of the space by the neighborhood.
On the roof a planted surface with pergola is dedicated for use by the residents, increasing their living space and contributing to the socialization of the tenants.
The basic criteria for the choice of materials for the interior and exterior spaces were not only structural clarity, materiality, and aesthetic excellence, but also the economy of the project, the ease of maintenance, the durability over time, as well as the creation of a high energy efficiency shell that allowed for the reduction of the building’s energy footprint.
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