SATURDAY 25 OCTOBER 2014
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The three residences are organized in a single shell of four levels with common underground parking spaces and mechanical services achieving an efficient solution for the building budget. Each residence has private entry from the street to conserve the personal character of the single house (possibility of personal address for the tenant). The exterior spaces of the surrounding area of the building and the roof terrace are distributed to the three residences so that privacy and the sense of personal space are maintained in a symbiotic environment. The west façade of the building defines the street edge while projecting a plane as a filter of the housing activities from those of the street. This plane is partially defined by sliding perforated metal panels used to control the sun light. These panels also define areas at the exterior spaces where the privacy of the interior is “published”. The movement of the panels creates a dynamic façade which is constantly changing so that it projects to the street the building’s reaction during the day. The structural frame of the building is reinforced concrete which is maintained exposed as a trace of the building method to the inhabitant. The frame defines a scale for the elevations while it achieves a certain contrast with the off-white plastered infill walls and the transparent glazing. In a smaller scale, the texture of the exposed concrete with the imprints of the wooden formwork creates unexpected relationships with the rest of the materials in the interior of the residences.
102 x Metaksourgio - Housing Complex and Retail
City Hall of Agia Paraskevi
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