Location: Kastri, Athens
Concept: Variability within Homogeneity
“Woodwing villa_ge” is a group of residences in Kastri, which is constituted by three different typologies, a detached house, a building of four apartments and three tangents maisonettes. Surrounded by pine trees, the residences are totally adapted in their environment.
…Our starting point the American modern architecture of 30’s-70’s. Predominant materials of this period, such as cedar wood, slate, concrete and white polished surfaces were applied in new dimensions maintaining the proportions in combination with modern techniques. These materials were applied to the exterior as geometric volumes that compose the l form of the whole. The simple geometry of the ground and first floor allow the light, angular surface of the roof to fly on top.
The front facade, presents smaller openings, compared to the back, where the maisonettes open to the communal garden. Each maisonette is constituted by three levels. In the ground floor and raised basement the public spaces are developed, while in the first floor the private ones. The layout of the each residence took into consideration the creation of daily functional spaces. The open plan arrangement gives the possibility of a united daily space where the layout of furniture identifies each utilitarian area.