LMarchitects: vacation house LMarchitects: vacation house
feb 21, 2012

LMarchitects: vacation house

‘vacation house’ by LMarchitects, monemvasia, greece image © erieta attali all images courtesy of erieta attali

greek firm LMarchitects has recently completed the ‘vacation house’, a single family summer residence near monemvasia, greece. positioned upon a steep slope, the tiered building offers dwellers a panoramic view to the adjacent sea. organized into three levels to accommodate the terrain, the interior circulation passes through solid and void spaces. rooms are arranged along an implied axis of movement encouraging continuity between indoor and outdoor areas.

combined living, dining and kitchen areas parallel the main entry path and provide vistas to the ocean from an open air terrace. the building’s materials introduce a relationship with tradition, predominantly the choice of stone, emphasizing a strong sense of place, along with fair faced concrete and hacked plaster. wood accents found within the deck flooring and door panels of the home complement the permanent exterior appearance.

view from the countryside image © erieta attali

entry elevation image © erieta attali

entry path image © erieta attali

dining area image © erieta attali

living + dining area image © erieta attali

stone corridor image © erieta attali

outward view image © erieta attali

upper level veranda image © erieta attali

living + dining area at dusk image © erieta attali

pool area image © erieta attali

rear facade at night image © erieta attali

floor plan / level 0

floor plan / level 1

floor plan / level -1

roof plan







project info:

architects: mariza angelidi, lila galata panagiotis papadakis collaborators: ariadni kafetzi, manolis paterakis, bettina velliou photography: erieta attali site area: 16.617m² building area: 368m² design: 2006-2007 completion: 2007-2010

  • superb

    dbkii says:
  • toujours un train de retard : pourquoi sortir la grosse artillerie quand le monde n’aspire qu’à l’arbalète ??

    apogoïtevmenoi says:

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