3+ architecture's L-shaped residence in crete is oriented to offer sea views 3+ architecture's L-shaped residence in crete is oriented to offer sea views
jul 07, 2016

3+ architecture's L-shaped residence in crete is oriented to offer sea views

 

in greece, architect anna garefalaki of local practice 3+ architecture has completed a spacious single-storey residence on the island of crete. positioned on a large plot of land surrounded by neighboring buildings, the L-shaped dwelling offers sea views to the northwest. the design is articulated in response to this visual connection with the water, establishing a constant dialogue between landscape and architecture.

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the L-shaped dwelling offers sea views to the northwest
all images by panayiotis voumvakis

 

 

 

the building’s outside elevations are austere in order to ensure privacy, while primary living accommodation is placed at the junction between the home’s two perpendicular volumes. 3+ architecture has instilled a sense of openness and transparency that allows internal space to spill out onto a terrace that contains a large swimming pool. timber screens are used as filters to control sunlight, protecting residents from the region’s hot summer sun.

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the property is positioned on a large plot of land, surrounded by neighboring buildings

 

 

 

the design is characterized by its geometric clarity and all-white coloration. internal spaces have been organized in a rational manner, with each area of the home offering pleasant external views. at the northern edge of the plot, a small area of woodland will form over time, helping cool the residence during summer months.

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the spacious single-storey residence is located on the greek island of crete

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primary living accommodation is placed at the junction between the home’s two perpendicular volumes

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large windows help illuminate the interior

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a terrace contains a large swimming pool

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each area of the home offers pleasant external views

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the building’s lateral façades are more austere in order to ensure privacy

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timber screens are used as filters to control sunlight

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the design is characterized by a geometric clarity and an all-white coloration

 

 

project info:

 

name: residence in crete
design and interior design: anna garefalaki/ 3+ architecture
location: heraklion, crete, greece
total built area: 229 sqm / 2,464 sqf
year of completion: 2015
structural engineering: george sirigonakis
E/M design: lefteris charonitis / kostas sirigonakis  
photography: panayiotis voumvakis

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  • Stark ..but very interesting for it. Would not want to live there.

    Jim

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