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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

House in Kaimakli, Cyprus by Yiorgos Hadjichristou Architects (designed using Microstation)

 
January 24th, 2012 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Yiorgos Hadjichristou Architects

REFURBISHMENT OF A LISTED HOUSE IN KAIMAKLI, NICOSIA, CYPRUS

The refurbishment and the extension of the traditional house in Kaimakli is based on the main strategies of the bio-climatic approach, and especially on conditions that were developed through tradition : all the spaces enjoy south orientation with various ways of shading (including movable vegetation panel) and assure generous cross air ventilation. The vegetation and the reinforcement of the breezes through it, endorse the creation of a micro climate and micro-cosmos of the house.

 

Images Courtesy Yiorgos Kordakis

  • Architect: Yiorgos Hadjichristou Architects
  • Name of Project: House in Kaimakli
  • Location: Kaimakli, Nicosia, Cyprus
  • House owners: Kalli Christoforou, Yiorgos Hadjichristou
  • Colaborators: Petros Konstantinou and Veronika Antoniou
  • Photographer: Christos Papantoniou and Yiorgos Kordakis
  • Software used: Microstation V8i

The above conditions, combined with the aim for preservation of the traditional atmosphere of the house, generated the idea of the fluidity of the new spaces: all the new annexes are organized around two courtyards and consist of movable partitions. During the biggest period of the year, all the new spaces open and become parts of a unified courtyard, including the central part of the house, the ’sun room’.

 

Images Courtesy Yiorgos Kordakis

Images Courtesy Christos Papantoniou

Images Courtesy Yiorgos Kordakis

Images Courtesy Yiorgos Hadjichristou

Images Courtesy Yiorgos Hadjichristou

Images Courtesy Yiorgos Kordakis

Images Courtesy Yiorgos Hadjichristou

Images Courtesy Christos Papantoniou

Images Courtesy Christos Papantoniou

Images Courtesy Christos Papantoniou

Images Courtesy Christos Papantoniou

Images Courtesy Christos Papantoniou

Images Courtesy Joao Teigas

Images Courtesy Joao Teigas

Images Courtesy Joao Teigas

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