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.
Filothei House in Athens, Greece by Divercity
March 1st, 2016 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Divercity
This residential project is for a detached family home located in Filothei, a low density leafy suburb of Athens.
A key consideration in the design is the accommodation of a large program, within a tight plot.
The house is formed of a compact concrete volume with a strong tectonic character. Carefully selected parts of the volume are removed to connect the outdoor experience with everyday family life, while providing a degree of fragmentation that brings the building closer to the scale of residential urban units.
The incisions on the exposed concrete volume uncover a secondary softer layer of the house, which is cladded in timber and reinforces the spatial dialogue between the inner and outer layer.