TITLE Ι THREE RESIDENCES IN ATHENS
LOCATION Ι ATHENS
TYPE Ι HOMES
CLIENT Ι PRIVATE
ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN Ι lab.arCH
YEAR Ι 2011
The proposal relates to the design of three residences of scaled size on a small plot in the Exarcheia. The lack of space led us to design all the spaces around an inner courtyard, almost like an atrium with reference to the structure of the old Athenian houses. The alternation of closed with semi-open and fully open spaces creates interesting outdoor qualities and relations between them. The gradual diminution of the bulk of the apartments as we go to a higher floor created open outdoor spaces at the highest levels. The communication and the visual contact of spaces of different quality and by different users, within the same plot, led to the desired feel of a small neighborhood between the new residences.