H50 apartment block by 314 architecture studio exposes raw marble through triangular curved faces H50 apartment block by 314 architecture studio exposes raw marble through triangular curved faces
may 16, 2016

H50 apartment block by 314 architecture studio exposes raw marble through triangular curved faces


H50 apartment block by 314 architecture studio exposes raw marble through triangular curved faces
all images courtesy of 314 architecture studio 

 

 

 

‘H50’ is an apartment block located in petralona – a low height building in the oldest district of athens. built within an 118 m2 plot close to ‘filopappou hill’ – a well-known archaeological park of the city – the two storey house contains a set of apartments, a roof garden and an open space situated at ground level. the concept by 314 architecture studio, was based on the idea of an monolithic structure, made from a single piece of stone such as marble. the aim was to expose and contrast the rough and smooth surfaces of the metamorphic rock through the sweeping triangular curves of the exterior. 

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the concept is based on the idea of an monolithic structure

 

 

 

the patios are mounted at the southeast side of the plot, where all of the apartments face the street. metal folding shades protect the courtyard and the rooms from the sun, as well as emphasizing the monolithic aspect of the block and the required privacy of the residents. modular elements are embellished upon the design, inside and outside of the building, expressing a unified visual language. the irregular, yet complete form of the structure introduces a pure vision emphasized through the use of raw marble. 

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the aim was to expose and contrast the rough and smooth surfaces of the metamorphic rock 

H50 314 architecture studio designboom
metal folding shades protect the courtyard and the rooms

H50 314 architecture studio designboom

 
the ground level features an open courtyard


ground level view


modular elements are embellished upon the design


inside interior

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the inside and outside of the building expresses a unified visual language

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edited by: hollie smith | designboom

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