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Vardas House, Paphos, Cyprus

Saturday 19 Dec 2009

A bold statement in simplicity

Vardas studio 
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Architecture served raw from Vardas studio 

Purity in materials and forms characterise this house. The idea was to produce a ‘brutal’ raw building that has nothing to hide, revealing itself to the outside world that it stands bold without any fear. The deliberate use of one material gives a greater imposition to the above concept. The specific project - the architect's own house- was very much influenced by Le Corbusier’s great projects in India. This is a primary use of concrete in it’s purest form. Especially today where everybody tries so hard to achieve a 'perfect' concrete, for the architect this stands as a statement to what concrete is all about – real and bold.

The building can be analysed in two volumes on top of each other. The top volume was designed in such a way as to ‘feel’ that is suspended over the other. The movement is straight and clear. The ground floor is occupied by the living, dining and kitchen in an open plan. A light staircase dominates the space. The bedrooms and the more private spaces are placed on the top floor, giving more privacy.

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