314 architecture studio‘s la torre de la nostalgia is a residential building under construction in the heart of glyfada, a coastal suburb on the southern part of athens. the sculptural tower appears strikingly lightweight next to its neighboring typical blocks of flats thanks to its ferrocement construction, a composite material consisting of mortar reinforced with a metal mesh. 

314 architecture studio sculpts lightweight residential tower on the south coast of athens designboom
front view

 

 

drawing from the form of bruno munari’s falkland lamp, the suspended column of light designed in 1964 for italian brand danese, 314 architecture studio has created a dynamic structure with curved walls and irregular openings. with a name that combines a retro nostalgia with a futuristic approach, la torre de la nostalgia is shaped with concrete (ferrocement) and white marble, which manipulate its shape and light conditions. featuring a total area of 460 sqm, the a+ energy efficient tower is divided in five apartments, all equipped with enough privacy and interiors infused with amazing sea views.

314 architecture studio sculpts lightweight residential tower on the south coast of athens designboom
exterior living spaces

314 architecture studio sculpts lightweight residential tower on the south coast of athens designboom
side view of private balconies

314 architecture studio sculpts lightweight residential tower on the south coast of athens designboom
front view of typical floors


front view of the penthouse apartment


view of the entrance

314 architecture studio sculpts lightweight residential tower on the south coast of athens designboom
the apartment‘s loft embedded with metal curtains


ground floor plan


typical floor plan


loft plan


elevation

 

 

project info:

 

 

architects: 314 architecture studio

design team: pavlos chatziangelidis, eirini anastasiou, eirini bouliou, giota chala ,eve apodiakou, alessia arca, alberto crobe, denitsa dincheva, eleftheria fatsea, andrius keras, dimitris koutouvalas, nikos panagiotis markou, zahari merdzhanof, eirini mpouliou, dimitrios panagiotoy, friny papadopoulou, ourania pikramenou, candice pouzout, lukas ramanauskas, robin rouillier, emilija tekoriute, andriana triantafillopoulou, alessandro tucci, danai tzoni, dafni gerodimou, gabriela marco martinez

structural design: foteini karagianni

electrical engineer: stefanos karagiannis

development: G.Q. green tech constructions

 

 

 

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