tense architecture network embeds home into a greek hill
tense architecture network embeds home into a greek hill tense architecture network embeds home into a greek hill
jun 10, 2013

tense architecture network embeds home into a greek hill

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.




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



austere geometry encloses the periscopic home
image © fillipo poli



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



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



glazing bolsters the view-optimized form
image © fillipo poli



tense architecture network
image © fillipo poli



tense architecture network
image © fillipo poli



tense architecture network
image © fillipo poli




project info:


project team: tilemachos andrianopoulos, kostas mavros, nestoras kanellos

structural design: athanasios kontizas

  • cool

    dbkii says:
  • just great project !!!!!
    congratulations tense

    sparola says:
  • A brilliant work and efforts in integrating the design organically to the site, while maintaing privacy, view and individuality. This also manifest intelligent way of using concrete as a plastic material emulating the sharp cut in any stone, if one ever applies a tough tool.

    Thump up for you dear…

    Peter Pitya says:

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