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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.

RESIDENCE IN LARISSA, GREECE by Potiropoulos D+L Architects

 
July 25th, 2013 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Potiropoulos D+L Architects

The concept refers to the agricultural landscape of the Larisa’s plain which reminds of a multicoloured orthogonal puzzle. Both the austere shape of the building volume, as well as the design discipline of the surrounding garden – which is organised in geometrical areas of different plant species – constitute the expression of this memory.

Image Courtesy © Charalambos Loizides

  • Architects: Potiropoulos D+L Architects
  • Project: RESIDENCE IN LARISSA
  • Location: LARISSA, GREECE
  • Photography: Charalambos Loizides
  • Programme: Single family house for a couple of young professionals.
  • Total floor area: 380m² on three levels.
  • Study Year: 1999 – 2002
  • Construction Year: 2003 – 2006

Image Courtesy © Charalambos Loizides

The structure is “L” shaped and positioned at the corner of the plot, so as to allow vital space for the swimming pool and the garden towards the favourable orientation. Wooden partitions plough the surrounding landscape into individual zones – extensions of the interior structure of the building.

Image Courtesy © Charalambos Loizides

The movement from the public space towards the residence constitutes a sequence of successive disclosures, like the reflecting pool or the atrium with the seasonal flowers which “conceals” the main entrance, transforming the path of approach into a “sacred” route.

Image Courtesy © Charalambos Loizides

The design of the building and the surrounding landscape is based on overlapping movements of transitions with the landscape as a permanent backdrop. The raw materials used on the shell – exposed concrete and wood – amplify the symbiotic affinity between building and nature whilst the rhythm of the vertical and horizontal openings encourages the dialogue with the natural light, providing in parallel conditions of desirable privacy.

Image Courtesy © Charalambos Loizides

Image Courtesy © Charalambos Loizides

Image Courtesy © Charalambos Loizides

Image Courtesy © Charalambos Loizides

Image Courtesy © Charalambos Loizides

Image Courtesy © Charalambos Loizides

Image Courtesy © Charalambos Loizides

Image Courtesy © Charalambos Loizides

Image Courtesy © Charalambos Loizides

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Image Courtesy © Potiropoulos D+L Architects

Image Courtesy © Potiropoulos D+L Architects

Image Courtesy © Potiropoulos D+L Architects

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