Ntp - House
The project is a proposal for the construction of a building with facilities in a tourist resort (Sivota, Greece). The plot 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 into a quiet balance to the competition.
The functions of the building are similar to those of a normal holiday or primary house: private areas with bedrooms and social areas with living room and service zones such as kitchen and bathroom. In addition, the proposal can be flexibly adapted to different needs. At the entrance, located on the part of the street, there is a garden, a filter of reception in an intimate green environment. Each apartment has a part of the space dedicated to cultivation. On the other side, in the inner part of the property, there is an open common space that can accommodate family and friends. It is a relaxation zone with a swimming pool, barbecue, lounge zone, and an outdoor living area. This area is in contact with the natural light during the day, while at night the artificial light creates a beautiful nocturnal scenario. The spatial organism thus enters into a dialog with its environment and with natural light. It is important to step out of the confines of the interior and spend some time outside, in a place with such beautiful weather conditions. It is especially nice in the spring, summer, and autumn months.
The result is a sophisticated design based on clean and pleasing lines. Pure and simple in its forms, the building is adapted to offer flexibility in the choice of materials in certain finishes or elements, i.e. natural stones, wood, stucco, clear glass, etc. Thus, there is the possibility of creating a variety of choices according to different preferences while maintaining a balanced coherence. Windows and doors are designed to circulate a cool breeze in the rooms and control the light during the day depending on the climatic conditions.
The outdoor area is designed as an open space where various activities can take place. The barbecue and the lounge zone: these two elements form a core that, on the one hand, is protected from the environment and the strong daylight of summer and, on the other hand, is in direct contact with the other outdoor functions. Other accommodations are the outdoor living area, which can gather people around a table with a fireplace, and a relax zone, where sun loungers are placed along the swimming pool to relax in the sun or shade. The swimming pool, besides the fact of entertaining use, combined with a green strip that encompasses the entire outdoor area and with the presence of trees in some specific points, contributes to the creation of a pleasant microclimate.
In the outdoor area, there are two elements that strongly appeal to the eye: the structure of the barbecue lounge area and the swimming pool. Sometimes a corner can not only play a complementary role but in some cases become the central focal point. Some things can make certain spaces more visually interesting. Also, some elements can be more permanent, while others can be easily changed depending on personal preferences, such as the colors of pillows, towels, curtains, upholstery, etc. In general, secondary elements can add beautiful and interesting accents on a larger or smaller scale.
It's like having an outdoor room in your home. It is a challenge to create functional outdoor spaces that give an open feeling. The house and the garden are read as one large area. All the elements that can transform an outdoor space into a social hub like barbecue, refrigerator, sitting area, fire table, swimming pool, sun loungers, etc. The grass is incorporated around the borders along with a small collection of plants to soften the look and provide a natural feel and color.