In the suburb of Glyfada on the south coast of Athens, is where ISV Architects decided to position their new stunning creation. Remaining loyal to their architectural style, they once again embodied elegance, boldness and minimalism into this single family residence, while offering the ultimate in the ease of functionality combined with every feature which ensures a high standard of living. The L shaped residence presents a closed monolithic front on the street facade, defined by a wall flanked by fast growing foliage. An entirely different aspect is apparent from the opposite side, a courtyard formed by the L shape where the true character of the design concept is revealed.
The three-level structure is clearly defined through the living and common spaces on the ground level, a bright open double height space which is seamlessly and visually connected to the outdoor spaces, deck and pool areas. The children’s rooms are on the first level and the top level is the exclusive domain of the master suite, which enjoys the luxury of a private garden, a surprising feature, created on the roof of the level below. The issue of illumination was a vital one for the architects, as such an automated system of wooden blinds was installed on the glazing, allowing the residents to monitor the element of light and privacy of the interior.
The final result is an outstanding design which exhibits an urban elegance born of simplicity through the uncomplicated lines of the structure. A family home, ideally suited to the Greek climate and lifestyle with the custom of extended periods of indoor/outdoor living, presented in a fine design aesthetic as a sanctuary of relaxation for the occupants.
Architecture: ISV Architects
Associate Architect: Dimitris Panagiotou
Structural Study: Manolis Manios and Associates (Konstantinos Filakouridis)
Electrical and Mechanical Study: PG Kamarinos Consulting Engineers
Construction: ISV Construct
Construction Engineer: Ada Papadimitriou
Materialization Study: Katerina Psarra