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Two Family House in Voula, Athens

Two Family House in Voula, Athens

The Project

Two family house, villa near the sea, in Voula, Attica, the work of architect Nikos Ktenas, is an example of the creation of a sculpture in space, made of reinforced concrete and structural steel. The architect plays with the alternating form and positioning of the folds in height and horizontal. In particular, the shape of the structure on the facades is a chessboard, between openings and reinforced concrete walls, which are alternated.

 

The openings are glass and run through very thin structural steel elements, which are almost invisible, working on the facade as window frames and the walls are made of exposed concrete. It is clear that the structure is at the same time the architecture. It is fully visible from the outside and from the inside and must not deviate at all from the desired architectural solution.

 

The residence consists of a basement, ground floor, 3 floors and a swimming pool on the roof. The design was carried out with great care, with the close collaboration of the architect and the structural engineer, and although it is a bold solution, in all respects, it is qualitative, tasteful but also completely secure under static and seismic loads. Unfortunately, it has not yet been realized its construction, which contains both innovative solutions for connecting the concrete blocks together with steel elements and turning the “weak links” into strong ones.

 

This kind of free architecture, it is clear that in order to be realized, it is advisable to apply a mixed solution, reinforced concrete with structural steel, especially in a seismic environment.      

Location
Athens

Date
2009

Owner
Private

Contractor

Our Scope of Works
Preliminary, Final Design, Construction Design

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