Project Description

project title and place :

Detached house “Upside down”, in Salamina island

land area :

436,42 m²

total surface :

120 m²

architectural design:

Vardalachou & Associates

lighting design:

Magklara Matina

design year:

2012

construction year: 

2014

construction:

Vardalachou & Associates

Κατοικία "Τα πάνω κάτω"
Κατοικία "Τα πάνω κάτω"
Κατοικία "Τα πάνω κάτω"
Κατοικία "Τα πάνω κάτω"
Κατοικία "Τα πάνω κάτω"
Κατοικία "Τα πάνω κάτω"
Single family house “upside down”
Single family house “upside down”
Single family house “upside down”
Single family house “upside down”
Single family house “upside down”
Single family house “upside down”

It is a house of 120 m² total surface developed in two (2) main floors and a basement for ancillary use. The house is located in the resort area of Salamis island.

The unobstructed views of the sea from the first floor of the house led to the basic organizing principle functions by placing the living spaces on the first floor and on the ground floor, the private spaces of the house, and the entrance (separated from the bedrooms) .

The positioning of the building close to the passing roads released some outdoor housing for developing the yard since the roads are uncrowded. The ground floor, slightly elevated from the outdoor property has direct contact with him through the semi-open space. Upstairs two diametrically positioned spaces of Day use offer views to the sea and to the garden of the house.

The volumes of the building are organized by two stone walls that are define the axes of movements in the house. The central idea of the design provides two vertical levels of stone blocks that surround the house and define the axes of this access. Emphasis was given to the use of passive bioclimatic design systems through the provision ofopenings which produce natural cooling inside the house.

Because of the little space that this residence had to be developed, all design decisions are made to the assumption: live comfortably in a little room.