Panos E. Gerakakis, Takis Exarchopoulos Architects, Panos E. Gerakakis/Dimitris Kalapodas, Dimitris Kalapodas, Dimitris Kalapodas/Panos E. Gerakakis
RESIDENCE IN VOULA, ATHENS
Design and supervision: Τakis Exarchopoulos, Elena Exarchopoulou, Panos E. Gerakakis
Structural design: Vassilios Christakis
Mechanical design: Ioannis Sygounis
Building site’s area: 570m², Building’s area: 340 m² (excluding basement)
The plot, on which the residence has been positioned has the shape of an irregular pentagon, with a difference in height between its edges of approx. 9,00m. Considering the required distances to be kept from its boundaries , the designers developed an almost triangular building plan, with its acute angle pointing to the junction of two streets, reminiscent of a ship’s bow. Even the building’s functions have been arranged in the way of the levels of a vessel. The main entrance is on the upper street, with access over a bridge to Level 03, where one can find the living room , the dining room and kitchen. The bedrooms and their auxiliary spaces can be found one level below and the swimming pool area on Level 01. The secondary entrance and garage (Level 00) are located on the lower street. All of them are topped by an office space (Level 04) surrounded by a roof deck, which offers a panoramic view of the sea and city landscape. Integrated in the rocky slope the building as a whole conveys the impression of a stranded ship.