HOUSE E 2016 -

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description living by the coast
category residential
location Artemida, Greece
built area 120 m²
design team

Stephan Buerger, Demetra Katsota, Georgios Kourakos, Klelia Siska, Myrto Tsarouchi


P. Panagiotopoulos & Associates (structural engineers), Clima Therma, D.P. Kryfos & Associates (m/e enigineers)


Taras Diachun

general contractor


client private
design year 2016
completion year -

The small house is a light construction with the minimum footprint on the small plot, achieving nevertheless comfortable indoor and outdoor spaces, revealing the view to the sea and redefining the 'ephemeral' and flexible nature of living by the coast.

Upon a concrete base 60cm from the ground, the solid volume of a two-storey building is broken into two different in geometry and materiality volumes placed at right angles to each other. The rotation of the upper volume achieves the optimal relationship -as free standing- with the context and ensures maximum exploitation of the views towards the sea while on the ground floor delineates a comfortable, protected area for outdoor living.

The living areas are located in an open plan glazed ground floor with level access to a swimming pool. The private areas - two bedrooms and a bathroom - are placed on either side of the stairwell on the first floor. The bedrooms have access to private loggias with the bathroom placed in their in-between. The inner terrace constitutes a spatial extension of the stair hall ensuring an alternative open-air 'room'.

In terms of construction, the basement and ground floors are concrete. The ground floor dissolves to the minimum building elements -two fair-faced concrete shear walls and four steel columns- to achieve maximum spatial flexibility and visual continuity with the garden. The first floor slab is as a composite structure with a steel beams structure and a solid 10cm concrete slab. The upper volume and its pitched roof are constructed as a lightweight steel system of columns and roof beams.

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