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Athens, Greece

4200m2

competition entry

2006

John Karahalios

Myrto Kiourti

Kostas Tsiambaos

George Tsolakis

Before addressing the issues of the overall scheme and the form of the building, it is the type of living that outlined the main principles of the project. Each facade represented a different living scenario with its consequence typologies.

-The Urban Apartment.

The apartments have a common entrance and a direct reference to the city. The apartments are set in line and create a generous facade, which reflects the common living and at the same time the individuality of each tenant. The stores of the complex are located at the ground floor of this particular side of the building.

-The Residence.

Each residence has two floors, private pool and independent entrance and parking. This parts draws its reference to a smaller street with old two-floor buildings with courtyards. The individual houses of the complex interpret this traditional type of living.

-The Alternative Space

It is located between the two units of the apartments and the residences. They have hybrid functions, by blending the living and working space. Their formal expression is about communication with the city and a sense of differentiating from common structures.

-The Common Space

It is at the side of the block where a only a small facade reaches the street as a part of preserved array of old buildings. Various services, including a gym and a pool at the top refer to everyone who lives in the complex.

The project is about the synthesis of different ways of living within the same enclosure in a seamless and meaningful manner. 

 

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Domés International Review of Architecture

06/06

issue 48, July 2006

p.112

102xMetagourgio

Domés publication

2006

Vimagazino

issue 309

September 17, 2006

p.83