Study & Construction of a Housing Complex, Kifisia, Athens
The residential complex is located in a quiet green area, in the center of Nea Kifisia, on Driadon Street and includes a total of 10 apartments of 170 sqm up to 200 sqm. More thoroughly, the residential complex consists of 2 independent building blocks with independent staircases. The building program includes 4 apartments in building A and 6 in building B. Specifically, the ground-floor apartments offer private pools, while the second-floor apartments have an attic and are interconnected with an internal staircase. The main design objective was to preserve the privacy of each dwelling and at the same time their functional independence. Thus, the arrangement of the buildings on the plot, as well as the location of each dwelling was chosen based on the independence and comfort of the dwellings. The use of large openings and the smooth delineation of the interior and exterior of the dwellings create a transitional area of sheltered living spaces that communicate with the open view. Wooden blinds are placed in spaces where translucency is required, while the use of a double-sided façade creates a protective shell in the private life of the dwellings.