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H77: The Diamond House
Sitting at the foot of the Hymettus mountain, the H77 house is a private four storey residential building in Voula, a southern suburb of Athens, Greece. Thanks to its strategic position towards the sea and upper lands, this 300 sq.m. house is designed as an extroverted residence with adaptable features.
Photography by © Panagiotis Voumvakis
The design is a result of strict plot specifications, as well as the studio?s admiration of the traditional Japanese origami craft. Hence, the folding surfaces and sharp edges of the final volume interact with the surrounding rocky terrain and natural vegetation.
Although contrasting at first sight, the diamond origami shape and the environment complement each other without overpowering one another. More specifically, while in some occasions the rocky terrain is flattened and used as a terrace, in others it effortlessly becomes part of the building as a structural feature. The roof is one of the most important elements of the composition. Its prismatic shape allows unconventional geometries to emerge in the interior. In addition, the symmetry creates the impression of a U-turn at the softer end, thus inviting the residents to walk around and explore it from different angles.
Photography by © Panagiotis Voumvakis
Program wise, the top floor located inside the prismatic roof contains the master suite, the middle levels include living rooms and the secondary bedrooms, and the lowest floor includes secondary use rooms ...
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