This degree thesis is about designing an urban residence including an architectural studio for a four member family.
The plot we chose lies at Volos. It is a corner plot looking at the sea. The site was chosen due to the fact that it is related to the urban landscape and at the same time to the natural one.
The research began by studying the living actions that occurred within our families. Our goal was to understand the special uses of the space in the residence during the everyday life of the families. By that came into light some unexpected actions in the residence which are though the most important through the day. These actions were recorded by video and later transformed into artwork.
Recording the change of light and shadow at the plot we entangled the “life” of the plot with the life of our families in order to create our own residence space.
It is a five storey house with area 335.9 m² . the outer walls are made of concrete but the inside faces are plastered and painted white. The curved elements that came from the living actions are also made of concrete, plastered and painted white. There are also some walls that are made of LiTraCon.
The stores close by folding glass doors which, when open, allow the whole space to be open. The view is towards the landscape of the house and the landscape of the sea.
The central stair is also made of concrete and looks like a sculpture.
The floors are covered by wood, pebble and grass. Natural materials.
The “landscape” of the residence is completed by using plants and water. There are big window-boxes, the wall of the stair is covered by a creeper plant and a big tree is placed next to the water- the pool.
Our goal was to create a residence to look like a sculpture either someone stands out side either inside.