DETACHED HOUSE AT THERMI

DETACHED HOUSE AT PANORAMA 2
23/05/2017
LANDSCAPING ARCHITECTURE ΑΤ 12 APOSTOLOI, THESSALONIKI
23/05/2017
This detached House at Triadi, Thermi was intended to meet those family needs relative to the urban way of living in a growing suburban environment.

The typology is based on a "transposition" or "translation" of the Bauhaus and Modernist approach into the newly shaped main residential needs of the new suburban class. The horizontal arrangement of the residence into wings with a ‘neck’, whereby the day accommodation areas and the lounge are clearly separated from the restricted areas, was “spatially recast” gaining a third dimension to allow for different levels that help the building blend in the inclined lot (15%).

The issues to be addressed were principally the sharp inclination, the northwest orientation and the access from the front area. The solution suggesting multi-level wings allowed the construction of vital outdoor and semi-outdoor areas directly connected with the accommodation areas and their extension. The first level, which accommodates the living room, is linked to the garden. The entrance level, where accommodation areas are located, is linked to the swimming pool and the semi-outdoor barbeque area at the ‘neck’ point. The rectangular volumes expand with rectilinear walls, which are the major elements of the synthesis, allowing the main building to form an ensemble with the ancillary and outdoor areas.

The single pitch roof and the inclined slabs coated with zinc foils allow the rectangular volumes to blend with the landscape as they create an imaginary straight line parallel to the ground inclination. The unfavorable orientation was a problem which was however solved by constructing angle windows that let the sun in, so the interior is always sunny. Access from the lowest point was successfully addressed by constructing a wavy curved path, which aimed to smoothly address the inclined ground and achieve – at the same time - different views of the house volume when passing by.

Regarding the materials used, architectural bay windows (erker) are covered with mortar and are painted with cool-toned colors; this option was further limited by the color of metal alloy and the tufa, to avoid verbosity. Finally, the wooden German frames counterbalance the cool tones of the metal elements.

DESIGN STUDY: KOULOUKOURIS & ASSOCIATES
STRUCTURAL DESIGN: TROPALIS E.T.E
ELECTROMECHANICAL STUDY: EMDC
SUPERVISION: CH. KOULOUKOURIS
CREDITS: A. KEFALA, A. KOULOUKOURI, A. KOULOUKOURIS, B. TOYNIS
COSTRUCTION: STAVRAKBEIS


OWNER: PRIVATE
LOCATION: PANORAMA, THESSALONIKI
SURFACE AREA: 400 M2
DESIGN PERIOD: 2006-2007
CONSTRUCTION PERIOD: 2007-2008
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