Design Team : Katerina Vordoni, Fania Sinaniotis
Photos: Vaggelis Paterakis
Year of completion: 2009
Location: Marathonas, Athens, Greece
The site is located at the area of Marathon at the area where “The Battle of Marathon” took place in 490 BC between the Persians and the Greeks. A glimpse at their great strategic plan of the Greek army became the source of design inspiration for a perfect symmetrical house in the flat field in marathon.The layout of the Greek army that led them to victory was a ”Π shape” with a weaker center and stronger edges. Defining as the starting point the” Π shape”, the building evolves in such a way that it creates a perfect symmetry and mirror of itself . This symmetry extends to the surrounding field.The site is treated as a whole as a perfect “battle _field” of symmetry and order.“Battle _field” is configured in two main elements the house and the garden. Each one offers very different functions but in a very symmetrical and coherent way that complete and enhance the connection between the exterior and interior.