tense architecture network imaeg © fillipo poli

 

 

 

greek firm tense architecture network have embedded the ‘residence in kallitechnoupolis’ into a dramatically sloped greek hillside. the landscape serves as the predominant point of visual reference and uses triangular lateral planes to realize an enclosure organized around the view. the architecture acts as a periscope that cuts open the programmed residential spaces and exposed the domestic sphere to the surrounding microcosms– air, light, barberries and the horizontal ridge of the opposing site. the inclined prism is accessible by a narrow flat strip that drops off steeply; a condition replicated in the intensely oblique eastern front of the home. the elongated excision is punctuated by a partly cantilevered pool that continues a walled yet unroofed mass. the geometric austerity of the home is further expressed with a palette of dual-colored concrete. tectonically and formally, the building ruptures from the landscape so as to invite the remote nature of the greenery in.

 

 

 

tense architecture network embeds home into a greek hill

two toned concrete breaks from the landscape, while orientation and void invite in views image © fillipo poli

 

 

tense architecture network embeds home into a greek hill

austere geometry encloses the periscopic home image © fillipo poli

 

 

tense architecture network embeds home into a greek hill

the hillside dwelling is characterize by an intense, east-facing cutimage © fillipo poli

 

 

tense architecture network embeds home into a greek hill

a flat narrow strip is the only access point image © fillipo poli

 

 

tense architecture network embeds home into a greek hill

glazing bolsters the view-optimized form image © fillipo poli

 

 

tense architecture network embeds home into a greek hill

tense architecture network image © fillipo poli

 

 

tense architecture network embeds home into a greek hill

tense architecture network image © fillipo poli

 

 

tense architecture network embeds home into a greek hill

tense architecture network image © fillipo poli

 

 

 

project info:

 

project team: tilemachos andrianopoulos, kostas mavros, nestoras kanellos

structural design: athanasios kontizas