The House in Halandri is a building project for the construction of two homes on a small plot of land in a fairly built up area. MOB Architects, led by Vassilis Baskozos and Daria Tsagaraki designed an L shaped 3 storey structure, one residence occupying the first and second floors and the second residence, the whole of the third floor, each home has its own entrance.
An element of privacy is achieved by the construction of a concrete box around the borders of the site. The living areas are inverted to face an inner courtyard and pool, a traditional and yet an increasingly popular form of contemporary architecture especially in a Mediterranean climate. The enclosed space also provides the occupants with an enhanced degree of privacy as well as shade and climate control.
Wood is used extensively in the homes, on the facade and fencing as well as the flooring and deck covering. In addition, black aluminium and stainless steel have been used, and on the courtyard facade, we note the use of a spectacular red coating which relieves the expanses of reinforced concrete.