This Greek villa’s superyacht aesthetics conceal two self-contained household residences

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This new Greek villa sits on a sq. nook web site in a suburb of Athens. Home Symbiosis is designed to comprise two separate residences, occupied by two siblings and their households, that are organized throughout 5 flooring, with a floorplan that curves throughout the centre of the plot.

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Home Symbiosis: one Greek villa for 2 households

The transient was to maintain the households shut with out compromising privateness, so every residence might be handled as solely self-contained, with shared areas as and when required. Your complete construction is enveloped in a fragmented white carapace, with angular columns, balconies and loggias that evoke the superstructure of a superyacht.

House Symbiosis, Athens, by Direction Architects

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These insets and frames are all a part of what the architects describe as ‘navigating the fragile equilibrium between privateness and socialization for 2 households that wish to spend extra time collectively whereas nonetheless sustaining their very own non-public house.’

House Symbiosis, Athens, by Direction Architects

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Though it makes for a hanging piece of streetscape, the design was formed by the inner circulation. Twin staircases hyperlink the bedrooms on the primary flooring with the dual reception and kitchen rooms – one on the second flooring, the opposite on the bottom flooring.

House Symbiosis, Athens, by Direction Architects

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Each units of three bedrooms share a standard staircase, which additionally acts as a central focus for the plan. Shallow curved strains, angular types and extra specific geometric shapes are all over the place, from the desired furnishings to the curved glazed wall on the second flooring dwelling house.

House Symbiosis, Athens, by Direction Architects

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The residences successfully slot collectively like two items of a puzzle, with the backyard and swimming pool allotted to the decrease residence, and a roof terrace given to the higher residence. Each share the parking and basement storage space.

House Symbiosis, Athens, by Direction Architects

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The ribbon-like façade additionally types a motif that shapes the boundary wall and the rooftop terrace space, uniting the whole construction with a constant aesthetic that additional blends the multi-family nature of the home.

House Symbiosis, Athens, by Direction Architects

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The architects level out that 75% of the location is successfully planted, due to the inexperienced roof and surrounding gardens, whereas the constructing additionally has geothermal heating and cooling. ‘Home Symbiosis creates an architectural recreation between movement and relaxation,’ the architects write, ‘The dynamic horizontal and angled strains give the impression of a constructing that’s heading in two reverse instructions.’

House Symbiosis, Athens, by Direction Architects

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John Kanakas based Path Architects in 2021. With workplaces in London and Athens, the agency is at the moment engaged on initiatives in Athens, Mykonos, Cyprus, London and Paris.

House Symbiosis, Athens, by Direction Architects

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