These two private residences in Panorama, a suburb of Thessaloniki, were designed for a mutual site and each houses separate families of four. The design features two dark gray foundations. The lighter, white volumes, added to the gray, project into the foreground. Secondary elements, such as pergolas, shaded louvers, and stone walls, were used to complete the synthesis. Materials used in construction include Karystos quarry stones, wooden coverings, bare concrete surfaces, and kourasanit for the exterior flooring.
The two houses each consist of three distinguishable floor levels: on the ground floors are living rooms, dining spaces, bathrooms, and kitchens; on the upper floors are master bedrooms, children’s rooms, and bathrooms; and in the basements are the guest rooms, playrooms, storage and utility rooms, as well as parking. Much of the furniture was custom-designed to the families’ needs and aesthetic tastes.
Although the two houses are designed in a common architectural language, they both differ in look and function, which preserves their singularity.