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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.

Proton in Nicosia, Cyprus by Constantinos Kalisperas Architectural Studio

 
January 8th, 2013 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Constantinos Kalisperas Architectural Studio

Situated in the urban area of Engomi in Nicosia, Cyprus, Constantinos Kalisperas  architectural studio completed project PROTON, a three storey building that consists of three spacious single floor apartments overlooking an intriguing park proposed by the Architect. The glass, steel, white concrete building with the clean organic curved lines allowing light to be the primary focus, is a surprise in it self!

Image Courtesy Constantinos Kalisperas Architectural Studio

Image Courtesy Constantinos Kalisperas Architectural Studio

The building rises above ground interconnecting the surrounding topography within the proposed boundaries, unifying and repositioning the buildings essence within the broader urban fabric and the proposed park across and through the building.

Image Courtesy Constantinos Kalisperas Architectural Studio

The projection of internal space above and across the park connects private and public, erasing the transitional boundaries that define the programmatic use of each sector of the building.

Image Courtesy Constantinos Kalisperas Architectural Studio

A spacious area is generated by opening the external sliding glazed doors, unifying the terrace and living area, allowing colors of the exterior to interact within the apartment.  By “opening” the façade, the internal programmatic qualities are revealed to the outside, reversing the process and allowing the city to look in.

Image Courtesy Constantinos Kalisperas Architectural Studio

Internally the edges that define ceiling, floors and walls, dissolve into the “pure white”, were the material palette of the house is reduced to emphasize the lightness of the rooms.  Local material such as wood and bronze is carefully used to soften and reveal specific programmatic uses within the white space.

Image Courtesy Constantinos Kalisperas Architectural Studio

On the south west of the building the impressive curved volume that accommodates the staircase and part of the interior is carefully designed to integrate natural light into specific areas throughout.  The organic white concrete staircase with a sculpture-like form becomes the “spine” of the building and instigates a vertical relationship between the internal horizontal levels.

Image Courtesy Constantinos Kalisperas Architectural Studio

On the east side, the small openings act like a collective “camera”, framing views and actions of the surroundings were the inhabitant becomes the observer. Light is used as a tool that re-animates the morphological and programmatic qualities of the building.

Image Courtesy Constantinos Kalisperas Architectural Studio

The glass panels of the east facade were the bedrooms are situated are carefully placed combining clarity and obscurity were needed, protecting the interior from the outside “noise” but allowing at the same time maximum light into the rooms.

Image Courtesy Constantinos Kalisperas Architectural Studio

On the ground floor level sculptures designed by artist Nicos Kouroussis interact with water elements in order to soften the sharp edges providing a flowing effect both programmatically and spatially.  On the south side, below ground level, screened from the vehicular noise, is the pool area providing unity and interaction between the occupants.

Image Courtesy Constantinos Kalisperas Architectural Studio

The “pure white” becomes an invisible canvas inviting for creation, transcending the building’s essence, from a typical to an “extra-ordinary” piece of art.

Image Courtesy Constantinos Kalisperas Architectural Studio

Image Courtesy Constantinos Kalisperas Architectural Studio

Image Courtesy Constantinos Kalisperas Architectural Studio

Image Courtesy Constantinos Kalisperas Architectural Studio

Image Courtesy Constantinos Kalisperas Architectural Studio

Image Courtesy Constantinos Kalisperas Architectural Studio

Image Courtesy Constantinos Kalisperas Architectural Studio

Image Courtesy Constantinos Kalisperas Architectural Studio

Image Courtesy Constantinos Kalisperas Architectural Studio

Image Courtesy Constantinos Kalisperas Architectural Studio

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