tense architecture network adds circular pool to concrete island residence in greece

tense architecture network adds circular pool to concrete island residence in greece

RESIDENCE IN EUBOEA BY tense architecture network

 

Overlooking the Euboean Gulf in Greece, this concrete residence by Tense Architecture Network (TAN) takes shape as a two-story, triangular construction. The building stretches along the diagonal, and it’s designed to make the most out of the site’s landscape and the view while maintaining enough distance from the adjacent plots. The curve-shaped, outdoor space serves as an expansion of the house’s living area and features a sculptural, circular pool made also from reinforced concrete. ‘Its circular shape works in addition to the triangular prism – freely placed into the surrounding countryside,’ explains the greek architecture studio.

tense architecture network adds circular pool to concrete island residence in greece

all images by Tilemachos Andrianopoulos

 

 

A triangle house with a circular swimming pool

 

Tense Architecture Network has set the residence in Euboea on an inclined plot that offers expansive views of the nearby sea. The main areas of the home are located on the perimeter of an atrium that houses an internal courtyard.

Spaces unfold on two levels, with the first level enclosing the entrance, the parking and other underground supportive spaces such as a cellar, the swimming pool infrastructure, and storage. Meanwhile, the greek architects have placed the living room to the southwest of the upper level, as well as the sleeping quarters, and connected the two via internal corridors. 

 

Built in reinforced concrete, the residence is painted with earthy, absorbent paint that remains untreated on roofs, insulated and covered with dry-laid panels on the inside, accompanied by brick-walls. The double glazed window frames are made of bronze-colored aluminum, with an outer roller, along a few fixed glass panels. The curved outdoor space hosts a pergola of metallic elements of the same shape, while the circular swimming pool acts as the focal space of the home’s exterior design. Uncovered space is formed by surfaces of pressed or natural soil, which is appropriately planted with dry-heat shrubs and trees.

tense architecture network adds circular pool to concrete island residence in greece
the home’s outdoor pergola is made of metallic elements

tense architecture network adds circular pool to concrete island residence in greece
the home overlooks the Euboean Gulf

tense architecture network adds circular pool to concrete island residence in greece

tense architecture network adds circular pool to concrete island residence in greece
the circular swimming pool acts as the focal space of the exterior

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tense architecture network adds circular pool to concrete island residence in greece
The main areas of the house are located on the perimeter of an atrium

tense architecture network adds circular pool to concrete island residence in greece
main living area

tense architecture network adds circular pool to concrete island residence in greece

tense architecture network adds circular pool to concrete island residence in greece
the atrium houses an internal courtyard

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exterior space at night
exterior space at night
tense architecture network adds circular pool to concrete island residence in greece
 
bedrooms
bedrooms
tense architecture network adds circular pool to concrete island residence in greece
 
internal corridors connect the different spaces
internal corridors connect the different spaces
tense architecture network adds circular pool to concrete island residence in greece
 

project info:

 

name: residence in Euboea

architect: Tense Architecture Network (TAN)

team: Tilemachos Andrianopoulos, Nestoras Skantzouris
structural design: Athanasios Kontizas
landscape design: Eleni Tsirintani
lighting design: LUUN
MEP design: Spiros Arvanitis
photography: T. Andrianopoulos

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