sitting at the foot of the imittos mountain, the h77 house by 314 architecture studio is a private four story residential building in voula, a southern suburb of athens, greece. thanks to its strategic position towards the sea and upperlands, this 300 sq. m. house is designed as an extroverted residence with adaptable features. 

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south view: h77 house sits at the foot of the imittos mountain in voula, athens

 

 

314 architecture studio’s design is a result of certain plot specifications, as well as looking into the traditional japanese origami craft. hence, the triangulated architecture sits in accordance to the natural surrounding — especially the rocky terrain which in some occasions is flattened and used as a terrace, while in others becomes part of the building as a structural feature. the uppermost storey located inside the roof contains the master suite; middle levels include living rooms and secondary bedrooms, while the lowest level includes secondary rooms and a parking area.

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the roof of the residence borrows techniques from the japanese art of origami

 

 

h77 house’s basic characteristic is its large windows covering all façades and protected by an innovative system of movable aluminum curtains that enhance the bioclimatic quality of the house. these curtains are programmed through an electrical system in order to optimize natural lighting and ventilation during the day, depending on the hour and season.

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perspective view: large windows are protected by a system of movable aluminum curtains 

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bird’s eye view: the architecture adapts to the existing topography via terraces or structural features

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the living room is open to the exterior


sea view from the balcony of the master bedroom

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314 architecture studio h77 house – ground floor plan

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first floor plan 

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second floor plan 

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west elevation 

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project info:

 

location: voula, athens, greece,
architects: 314 architecture studio

design team: pavlos chatziangelides, giota chala, carlos celles, olga markou, valia gatsiou, georgina giassia, athina argyropoulou, evita lazou, dominique katramadopoulou, maria kissa, anna scarpa, michail kikkas
structural design: foteini karagianni

electric mechanical design: box engineering

construction: such

 

 

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edited by: lea zeitoun | designboom

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