Family House Revision & Pool for Art in Athens

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Family House Revision & Pool for Art in Athens

Real Estate Renovation in Greece – design by Eleni Kostika Architecture

28 Oct 2019

Family House Revision & Pool for Art

Architects: Eleni Kostika Architecture

Location: north suburbs, Athens, Greece

Family House Revision & Pool for Art

Family House Revision Pool Art Athens
photo © Alexandros Tsonidis

This project is about a 3 storey house (650 sqm) built in the 1970s in the north suburbs, that needed to be totally revised in order to house a couple with their 3 children and a significant contemporary art collection. The house situated on a very sloping site possessed a conscious distinctive 70’s Athenian typical villa style usually found in the suburbs.

Family House Revision Pool Art Athens

Family House Revision Pool Art Athens
photos © Alexandros Tsonidis

The complexity of the project lies in the fact that the revision was intended to address the existence of certain architectural elements which we wanted to preserve, others that we were restricted to work with, and also new parts to add on the existing frame, plus work with the garden on all levels to create a revised interior/exterior domestic situation on a contemporary architectural proposition.

Family House Revision Pool Art Athens Family House Revision Pool Art Athens
photos © Alexandros Tsonidis

The above meant that major work was performed on the concrete frame of the house, which was completely undressed to reveal its condition structurally. Some materials were kept, such as stone, others were replaced revised and developed such as the wooden façade, and new materials were introduced such as zinc, iron and bare concrete to complete the dressing of the reconstruction of the old structure.

Family House Revision Pool Art Athens Family House Revision Pool Art Athens
photos © Alexandros Tsonidis

The interior of the house was totally redesigned, and supported with the necessary networks and new technology, with the addition of a new pool in the lower ground garden level. Some spaces were custom made for specific art works, yet also with the treatment of the interior of the house in a flexible casual manner for the arrangement of art works, and furniture as part of the set up for daily life.

Family House Revision Pool Art Athens Family House Revision Pool Art Athens
photos © Yiannis Hadjiaslanis

The existing swimming pool of the Family House, we revised, redesigned and renovated, is situated far from the house, in the garden and becomes a special project on its own. The project is based on the idea of using the existing structure of the swimming pool to make an interior exhibition space.

Family House Revision Pool Art Athens Family House Revision Pool Art Athens
photos © Alexandros Tsonidis

A cut from the old mechanical services building adjacent to the swimming pool was made so that one can enter the space going through an iron door, and a small underground tunnel.

Family House Revision Pool Art Athens
photo © Alexandros Tsonidis

A tilted metal frame with openings on its 3 sides which acts as a lid of the pool basin, was placed on top and supported on the perimeter rim edge of the concrete basin.

Family House Revision Pool Art Athens

Family House Revision Pool Art Athens
photos © Yiannis Hadjiaslanis

All materials and elements of design detailing of ironwork, woodwork etc are custom made. The construction was very closely supervised by the project team from the beginning of the project, throughout every stage.

Family House Revision Pool Art Athens
photo © Alexandros Tsonidis

Family House Revision & Pool for Art, Athens – Building Information

Architects: Eleni Kostika Architecture

Architect: Eleni Kostika
Assistant architects: Christina Fraktopoulou, Maria Vidali , Yiannis Vogiatzis – 3D Modeling

Family House Revision Pool Art Athens
photo © Alexandros Tsonidis

Client: a 5 member family
Location: north suburbs, Athens
Brief: a 650 sq. m 3-storey 70’s house was to be redesigned with new pool and garden and a series of extensions to house a couple, their 3 children and a large collection of contemporary art. In addition an old pool was to be converted into an exhibition space.

Civil Engineer: Yiannis Tsopanakis – Ypsilon
Mechanical Engineer: Nikolas Nakos & Partners
Audiovisual design & installation: Echo Hi-End, MIchalis Exarchou
Lighting Design: FOSS SA
Topography – Site: Grigoris Roubos
Landscape Architect: LANDECO – Filippos Kontomanolis
Construction: Yellow Constructions SA

Family House Revision Pool Art Athens
photo © Alexandros Tsonidis

Photography: Yiannis Hadjiaslanis, Alexandros Tsonidis

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Location: Athens, Greece




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