Psychiko House by Divercity Architects

Location: Athens, Greece
Year: 2012
Photos courtesy: Erieta Attali
Description:

This private habitation in Psychiko, a well-to-do suburb of Athens, was intended for greatest opportunity of development and adaptability. The house is separated into three unmistakable zones: a stone center propelled by the cautious rock of the Acropolis, an amphitheatrical upper floor, envisioned as a couple of binoculars surrounding the broad city perspectives, and a straightforward living zone that possesses the space between them.

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Every zone is associated through a notional lace going through the site. A progression of astonishments playing with light and scale, the outline misuses the strain between clashing components – haziness and straightforwardness, closeness and openness, bends compared with rakish geometry. Conversely with the liquid inside, the outside divider is clad in stone, protecting the home from the encompassing structures.

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This limit peels away to make a private garden that opens up to the neighboring house, which has a place with the same crew. The clearing bend of the outer divider is resounded by the swimming pool, a waterway that interfaces the front and back of the house.

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With a passage covered in the stone divider, the marble carport serves as a display for the proprietors’ gathering of vintage autos and present day craftsmanship.

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Coated allotments, sky facing windows, and slatted blinds permit common light to infiltrate the open-arrangement living spaces.

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A progression of cuts and openings in the sculptural façade acquire the outside. Situated on the first floor, the rooms are suspended in mid-air, with picture windows that edge the dynamite view crosswise over Athens. The impact is similar to remaining on the edge of a jumping board prepared to dive into the citysca.

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