Ntp - House
The project is a proposal for the creation of a building with apparments in a tourist resort (Sivota, Greece). The lot is located in a quiet residential area, almost 30 meters from the port. Most of the houses in the area have 2 floors and are integrated in a quite balance to the contest.
The house's functions are relative to common holidays or primaries house's: private areas with bedrooms and social areas with living room and services zones like kitchen and bathroom. In addition, the proposal can be adapted to different requirements in a flexible way. At the entrance, placed at the part of the street , there is a garden, a filter of reception in an intimate green environment. Every appartment disposes a part of space destined to be used for coltivation. On the other side, at the internal part of the plot, there is an open common space which can accommodate family and friends. It's a relax zone with swimming pool, barbeque, lounge zone and an outdoor living space. This area is in contact with the natural light during the day, as at the night the artificial light creates a beautiful nightly scenario. The spatial organism so get in dialogue with the surrounding and with the natural light. It's important to step out the boundaries of the inside and spend some time outside in a place with such a nice weather conditions. It's especially enjoyable during the spring, summer and fall months.
A sophisticated design is created, based on clean and pleasing lines. Pure and simple in its shapes and forms, the building is adapted to offer a flexibility on the choose of the materials in specific surfaces or elements, i.e. natural stones, wood, stucco, clear glass etc. So, gives the opportunity to create a variety of choices depending on different preferences but in the same time maintaining a balanced coherence. Windows and doors are designed to allow a cool breeze to circulate the rooms and control the light during the day according to the climate conditions.
The outdoor is imagined as an open space where various activities can find place. The barbeque and the lounge zone: those two elements form a nucleus that on the one hand is protected from the surroundings and from the strong daylight of the summer, on the other hand remains in a direct contact with the other outdoor functions. Other accomodations are the outdoor living space that can collect persons around a table with a fire pit and a relax zone where sunbeds are placed along the swimming pool for relaxation in the sun or in the shadow. The swimming pool, beside the fact of an entertaining use, in combination with a green strip that embraces all the outdoor space and with the presence of trees in some particular points, contributes to the creation of a comfortable microclima.
In outdoor two elements with a strong eye attraction can be find, the structure of the barbeque - lounge zone and the swimming pool. Sometimes, one corner can not only play a complementary role but, in some cases, can become the central focal point. Some things can make more interesting some spaces in terms of visual appeal. In addition, some elements can be steadier, but others can be easily modified depending on personal preferences, e.g. the pillows colours, the towels, the courtains, the slipcovers etc. Generally, secondary elements can add some beautyful and interesting accents on a bigger or a smaller scale.
It's like an exterior room in the home. It's a challenge to create at the outdoor functional rooms maintaining an open feel. House and garden are read as one large area. All that elements that can turn an outdoor space into a sociable hub, like barbeque, fridge, sitting area, fire table, swimming pool, sunbeds etc. Grass is integrated all around the borders together with a small collection of plants for soften the look and provide a natural feel and color.