In a forest environment of unique beauty, this single floor architect’s residence was designed, overlooking the lagoon of Koutavos in a South orientation, with Argostoli on the background. The plot’s steep slope led to the design of an almost buried house where the ground becomes essentially a planted roof on the building’s eastern part.
The residence consists of two distinct volumes which are connected by a corridor, in a blunt variant of an “L-shaped” composition, thus separating the building’s different functions providing at the same time the corresponding privacy. In the first volume, the transparency of which creates an unobstructed continuity of the interior and exterior as well as an unobstructed view, are the living spaces. The second volume has a different design approach as it includes the more private areas of the bedrooms with their bathrooms in a linear development, having a South-East orientation.
The clean-cut design, the raw materials and the layout’s simplicity, create a harmonious whole between the building and its surrounding space. Thus, the residence is constructed from exposed concrete accompanied by white metal pergolas while the planted roof, in addition to its ecological characteristics, creates the feeling of a visual continuity from the upper level’s entrance.