Greek architectural firm Kokkinou-Kourkoulas Architects has created the Kavouri Residences in Athens, Greece.
Completed in 2011, this project consists of two contemporary houses which are situated on the identical lot. The residences function matching types and offer impressive views of the sea.
Kavouri Residences by Kokkinou-Kourkoulas Architects:
A platform, the creation of a shade and 3 concrete frames organize the view towards the sea, on a pine tree hill, a typical Mediterranean landscape.
It is a household home, close to Athens, facing south towards the sea.
The main open space, the platform, with the swimming pool, is the centre of the composition. All the rooms, each of public and private function are located about this open space.
Getting into the residence, traversing the major corridor major to the private regions of the strategy, the living space is reached offering a generous view of the sea by way of its southern glass wall. The fireplace, a free standing object, does not obstruct the view of the sea which remains the concentrate of the living area even in the course of winter.
The supplies utilized are restricted and kept at their minimal functional therapy, bare concrete, plaster, grey tiles, wood and aluminum framed windows.
Residence B is yet another platform, reminiscent of the primary compositional tool of Residence A, floating on the edge of land and sea, balancing amongst various components and circumstances with out disturbing the natural scenery.
The creation of a large shade is the other compositional aim permeating the project, however another loved ones home as Residence A.
The cross-shaped layout of the home tends to make attainable differentiation among the public and the private spaces in relation to the view. Transparent boundaries have been utilised extensively. This was regarded as critical, in order to let the view to intrude each and every portion of the residence.
When moving by way of the house this layout sets a continuous game of interchangeable views.
The narrow and long swimming pool, resembling a stream heading to the sea, is situated at the side of the residence as not to interfere with the sea view.”
Pictures by: Erieta Attali, George Fakaros