March 3, 2021


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Greek household capabilities geometric concrete architecture

Concrete architecture and geometrical shapes sort Tense studio’s Greek residence layout

Greek studio Tense Architecture Network composes this rural home’s geometric concrete architecture out of a circle and a triangle

The concrete architecture of Greek studio Tense has been celebrated for its sculptural high quality, present day types and functional interiors that perform similarly perfectly in an city and rural context. The hottest do the job by Tense Architecture Network (as the practice’s total identify is) belongs in the latter class, nestled in a hill, overlooking the green landscapes and quiet, blue waters of the Euboean Gulf in central Greece. 

The job is a non-public home, and it has been composed as a neat arrangement of two clean, geometrical designs – a triangle and a circle. In plan, the triangular sort signifies the key dwelling, while the spherical just one is a striking swimming pool, sitting just outside. The dwelling is put diagonally and towards the uppermost corner of the plot in purchase to make the most of its long sights.  

Coming into from the garage and major entrance on the lessen level, readers are guided through a spectacular round staircase to the residence’s piano nobile. This is made up of an open system dwelling area and two generous bedrooms. These two ‘wings’ are divided by a courtyard in the home’s heart, which enhances mild and connections in between indoors and outdoor. 

The architecture’s reinforced concrete composition is treated with earthy, absorbent paint that offers the entire a certain roughness, highlighting the house also as a sculptural item positioned amid the Mediterranean landscape. Bronze-colored aluminium frames on doorways and windows, tinted glass and white plastered walls within entire the project’s restrained material palette. 
Whilst the residence may seem extra angular, the exterior areas and landscaping (made by Eleni Tsirintani) feels softer. A curved terrace straight out of the living room responds to the terrain’s topographic lines and sales opportunities to the remarkable swimming pool. The last brings to brain an elegantly oversized, concrete architecture variation of a bird fountain, or the remarkable experimentations of 20th century Modernists. 

‘The swimming pool refers to [the curved terrace and pergola above it] and is shaped in a sculptural way, also from seen uncoated concrete,’ claims the studio’s founder, Tilemachos Andrianopoulos. ‘Its circular form performs in addition to the triangular prism – freely positioned into the encompassing countryside.’ §