Design and supervision: Takis Exarchopoulos, Panos E. Gerakakis, Eleni Exarchopoulou
Structural design: Georgios Mamalis
Mechanical design: Ioannis Kavvadias
Building site's area: 4300m², Buildings' area: 205m² (excluding basement)
This residence has been built for a family of four — a young couple and their two children, at the southeastern outskirts of the town of Thiva. The corner lot is in a privileged position, since it offers a panoramic view of the nearby woodland and farmland. The lot is also accessible from its western edge, which is a country road.
At the final stage of preliminary design a single-story solution emerged with the basement of the residence only containing secondary functions, such as storage rooms, the heating boiler room, the laundry room, and the garage.
A solution with aesthetic and functional advantages was achieved, since the planners could utilize the whole of the surface of 2,205 square feet for a single floor plan without losses for stairways etc., while at the same time being able to keep the building low.
The composition consists of three clearly defined parallelepiped volumes, forming a U-shape. This shape encloses the more introverted and protected space of an inner courtyard.
The single space containing the kitchen, the fireplace between dining area and living room, the roof construction with its gray metal construction elements and white-painted planking, and the stone cladding on the outside, are all references to rural architecture.