+Residence in Voula 03
The plot of 570m² (6.135ft²) in the area of Voula in Athens, on which this residence was built, has the shape of an irregular pentagon. It is located at the junction of two streets: Elassonos Street (the lower one) and Prevezis Street (the upper one).
This irregular shape and the difference in height of approximately 9m (673ft) between the two streets, led us to a solution of a building with an almost triangular floorplan, with its acute angle pointing to the junction of the two streets.
The main entrance to the residence is from Prevezis Street. A bridge connects the street level to Level 03 (living room, dining room, kitchen, square-shaped terrace).
The bedrooms and their auxiliary rooms were placed on Level 02 and under those, on Level 01, the leisure area with the swimming pool.
A secondary entrance and the entrance for vehicles are located on Elassonos Street, at Level 00.
A big part of the rocks were integrated to the landscaping. They also form a natural barrier from Elassonos Street.
Even though the neighboring area is densely built, the view from the plot is unhindered and allows a panoramic view of the sea and the city landscape, especially on Level 04, where we created an office space surrounded by a roof deck. Solar panels on the roof provide sustainable energy for this residence.
Architectural design and supervision of construction:
Panos E. Gerakakis
Building services engineering:
Building site’s area: 570m² (6.135ft²)
Building’s area: 340m² (3.660ft²) (excluding basement)
Completion of construction: 2011
- Architectural Awards 2013 (nominee – exhibition catalogue, December 2013)
- ek (May 2014)
- Yli & Ktirio (June-September 2014)
- ek (December 2014)
- Reflections on Greek Postwar Architecture by Panos Tsakopoulos (published 2014)
- KTIRIO (January 2015)
- thegreekfoundation.com (November 2015)
- kataskevesktirion.gr (September 2016)
- mononews.gr (February 2018)