At the '60, afterwards from the war, the Greek architecture presents a renewal. In this renewal contributed also the growth of thearchitectural detached house in the natural landscape. The ' 60 detached houses were influenced by the modern architecture and the western way of life but simultaneously retain elements of Greek delivery. Important representatives of this architecture are architects Aris Konstantinidis and Nikos Valsamakis. Their two residences in the Anavyssos constitute two of the most famous samples of this architecture.
Aris Konstantinidis was born in Athens at 1913 and studied architecture in the Munich of Germany. There came in contact with the opinions of modern movement but then he travel and study in the Greek space and his architecture. He fight with passion for a modern genuine architecture that comes from the needs of place. His architectural work is characterized by their simple and visible constructional structure, the rational provision of ground plan, the functionalism of spaces, the original combination of constructional materials and their integration in the natural environment. The basic influences in the work of Aris Konstantinidis emanate from the Modern Movement and the anonymous Greek architecture. Aris Konstantinidisrevealed his personal opinions for architectural in the books he writes also his interviews in various magazines. The elements of organisation of Aris Konstantinidi’s houses is the placement of the building in the landscape so as to are found in some harmony with the natural environment, the visible segregation of elements that they bring from the elements that separate at construction, the frugal form, housing spaces and the use of colours and materials with way that would connect the architectural work with his natural environment.
Nikos Valsamakis was born in 1924 and he study at the Architectural Faculty of National Techical university From Metsovo up to that have to interrupts his study because the war. Characteristic of work of N. Valsamaki’s existed always the simplicity of forms and the cleanliness of his planning. In his work is maintained a common plan frame of abstraction and austerity. The architecture of N. Valsamaki’s is moved between a internationalism of western origin and in the search of domestic identity. Nikos Valsamakis seldom gave interviews and expressed in public his personal opinions for the architecture. The elements of organisation of Nikos Valsamaki’s houses is the manufacture of advanced technology where she differentiates the elements that they bring from the elements that separate, the free compositions horizontal and vertical elements in forms buildings, the composition of rectangles of spaces and the use of the most been famous materials of modernism.
The residence of Aris Konstantinidi’s house in Anavyssos, made as house of interruptions at 1962. Is found near the sea, in a small rocky cape, that meets no one in her coastal way avenue Athens-Sounio. The building is small and his form rectangle. Today is in a big plot that contains a villa of shipowners and a big garden. It is used as permanent house for the guardians of villa and no as house of interruptions. The way of living today is different from the one that Aris Konstantinidiswished.
The residence of Nikos Valsamaki’s hoyse in the Ana'vysso, made for aestival stay of four person family at 1963. Finds in the higher point hill above the central road Athens - Sounio. The manufacture of residence follows the models of western architecture. It is fixed by two plates of armed concrete and between their big surfaces of glass and minimal walls. The building is big with many housingspaces. Today the residence uses as old for seasonal residence. However the picture today has been differentiated by the one that is presented in photographs.
The model of residence of Konstantinidi’s corresponds in a solitary way of life. It wishes it creates in this a Greek way of life according to him, equivalent with this the old Athenian houses. Nikos Valsamakis tries it transports in his this residence the international way of life. Influenced from the American residences of modernism it creates also this proportional model of residence.
Aris Konstantinidis revealed always his thoughts and in this way supported also his built work. It tried it proves via the reason who it is the deeper substance of his architecture. Nikos Valsamakis supported his built work photographing him and presenting his better and impressive optics. First one tries to impresses with the words and second with the picture.