Stone House by Whitebox Architects
Location: Athens, Greece
Photos: George Fakaros
The idea was the formation of a habitation for a group of four – the folks with two kids – and the likelihood of having a visitor room with relative self-governance – separate restroom. The fundamental requests were: the perspective of the from each of the four rooms, an office space on the ground floor for the expert needs of the couple yet for the most part of the mother who needed to work and administer the ground floor where the kids would play. Another solicitation for the outline was the economy in vitality utilization of the house and the likelihood of getting a charge out of the open air spaces consistently, to dine, swimming, diversions.
Theplotis situated in Lakka, looking over the bay of Anavissos. Undergrowth, rough landscape with a delicate slant to the straight found southeast of the plot and solid northerly and easterly winds – localthermal impacts, are the fundamental elements of the unfriendly indigenous habitat.
The building is L-formed in this manner ensures the principle’s space yard from the solid nearby winds while associating the inside spaces to the outer elements of the living arrangement. The ground floor is separated into two levels taking after the smooth incline to the . On the northwest side, while the indoor offices are upset, the basic components of the building are discharged from the principle volume and proceed with their way until they frame a shielded from the north twist – with stone dividers , and the sun-with altered wooden blinds – space.
This zone is the “mystery” access of the family straightforwardly to the kitchen, the late spring eating and rest range with shade and coolness. The mystery patio nursery of the youngsters with a figure taken cover behind the stone sections that scarcely depart the sun-beams enter and uncover their mystery. Pergolas on the south side of the house shield the internal space from the immediate daylight through the corner windows that are confronting the .Inside the building there is a chamber with a versatile rooftop that inclines toward the North to permit the northern light to enter and adds to the hot air help amid the late spring. It likewise adds to the visual and sound correspondence of the occupants on both floors.
The semi-open space between the two kids’ rooms that is in contact with the atriumgives kids the chance to see inside the house from above while they are on their verandah. The northern side of the building makes a front toward the north as there are just a couple of little openings, aside from one over the fundamental passageway that even permits the perspective through the house to the structures that lie behind. The wooden “sachnisi”is a recorded reference to the Greek evacuees who moved to the territory from Asia Minor in 1922 and worked in the neighborhood salt swamps.
The outside dividers of the building are made of 70cm (28in) bearing stone brick work, unmistakable on the ground floor and put with hued mortar on the 1rst story. The solid utilized for pieces and segments stayed obvious all around. Extraordinary consideration was given to the unpleasant’s association materials like stone and cement with alternate materials, wood, metal, glass, painted plaster.