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Apartment Block in Kareas

The site's steep diagonal slope and its narrow front, as well as the planning requirements for two large similar apartments and four smaller ones, were the main factors determining the project's basic design.

The block is stepped back with deep garden balconies, supporting walls and exterior stairways, that give it its distinct character.

Each apartment consists of two space units: a level difference of 1,20m (3,94ft) separates beds, bedrooms and utilities from the living areas, which are designed to take full advantage of the view. The two small apartments encircling the main staircase are two-storey ones.

The project was published in the architectural magazine "Design + Art in Greece" (issue 14, 1983).
It was also included in the book "Reflections on Greek Postwar Architecture"
by Panos Tsakopoulos (published 2014).

 

Architectural design and supervision of construction:
Τakis Exarchopoulos
Fotis Papastamatis

Structural Engineering:
Gerassimos Ertsos

Building site's area: 2.037m² (21.926ft²)
Building's area: 987m² (10.624ft²)

Completion of construction: 1978

View from northeast - perspective drawing
View from northeast
View from northeast
View from northwest
Northeastern façade
Southwestern façade
View from northwest
Southwestern façade
Second and third floor entrance with staircase leading to the bedrooms
Bedroom wardrobe detail
Second and third floor entrance with staircase leading to the bedrooms
Ground floor plan
First floor plan
Second and Third floor plan
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