Residence in Psixiko
Architects: Maria Kokkinou – Andreas Kourkoulas
Associate: Tassos Ringas
Structural Engineer: Andreas Mitsopoulos
Mechanical-Electrical Engineer: P. & H. Argyros
Lighting Consultant: Thanasis Kanellias
Landscape Architect: Helli Pagkalou & Associates
Special Construstions Assistant: Manos Vordonarakis
Area: 258 sq.m.
Materials: Plaster, Wood
The project is a single family house at Psichiko, a suburb of Athens. The small oblong property rests among high density green public and private spaces. The program was met with a two storey development. On the ground floor are located the living spaces of the house while on the first floor are located the sleeping rooms of the family.
The design process focused on the following issues as they emerged as the most crucial to be addressed;
- To establish and manage transparency throughout the ground floor connecting the inside spaces with the adjacent courtyards.
- To benefit from the diagonal relation to the park.
- To use the section of the entrance hall, in connection to the stairs, in order to regulate light and the inside views of the house.
Exterior surfaces are treated with stucco and wooden louvers provide sun protection.