IS house completed in nafapaktos, greece by barlas architects IS house completed in nafapaktos, greece by barlas architects
aug 14, 2015

IS house completed in nafapaktos, greece by barlas architects

IS house completed in nafapaktos, greece by barlas architects
all images © pygmalion karatzas




the ‘IS’ house by barlas architects is a five-person residence located in palaiopanagia, a suburb of nafapaktos, greece. standing at 1,000m2, the pentagonal shaped building is constituted of five distinct zones defined by both full volumes and voids. as requested by the client, ‘IS’ maintains a direct relationship between interior and exterior spaces. on the southern and eastern sides, the home opens up almost completely, giving residents access to a covered veranda that ends near the front entrance.

south-eastern façade




common areas, like the kitchen, living and dining rooms are located on the ground floor towards the southern tip of the home. a stairwell leads to the second story, where bedrooms are spread out and kept private by the mostly opaque northern façade

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north eastern, view to car garage below

the home was placed near the plot’s perimeter to allow for future growth 

ground level rooms all open towards the south and east  

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view of ground floor living room and veranda

ground floor entrance space

staircase with built-in selves

2nd floor veranda 

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ground floor covered promenade 

façade detail

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north east view at dusk 



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