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The Linear House, Limassol Residence

10 Mar 2020

The Linear House, Limassol, Cyprus

Design: christos pavlou architecture

Location: Nicosia, Cyprus

The Linear House, Limassol, Cyprus

Contemporary Limassol Residence

The linear house designed by Christos Pavlou Architecture has been awarded the ‘’German Design Award 2020- winner’’ by the German Design Council in the category ‘’Excellent Architecture’’.

The Linear House, Limassol, Cyprus

German Design Awards are the official design awards in Germany granted by the Ministry of Economy and Technology of the country and it focuses on different fields of design. Established on the initiative of the German Bundestag (the lower house of German parliament) as a foundation in 1953, it supports the industry in all matters consistently aimed at generating an added brand value through design.

The Linear House, Limassol, Cyprus

‘’The German Design Award directly contributes to the overall commercial success. Prizes will only be awarded to projects that truly represent pioneering contributions to the German and international design landscape. The highly esteemed, international jury guarantees this. The German Design Award identifies and presents unique design trends: a competition that advances the design-oriented scene.’’

The Linear House, Limassol, Cyprus

The Linear House, Limassol, Cyprus

Textual description of the project.

The project was inspired by the idea of Mediterranean scenery admiration towards olive grove, vineyards, clear blue sky, breezy south to north orientation and seasonally changes throughout the year. The land and its environment together with the uneven topography of the site are taken as the structural principals in developing the concept of the house.

The Linear House, Limassol, Cyprus

The Linear House, Limassol, Cyprus

The proposal enhances the aesthetic character of the countryside and uses our intervention to nature as a backdrop to view the Mediterranean scenery. christos pavlou architecture designed a simple, strong silhouette to provide the setting to frame and enjoy the surroundings.

The Linear House, Limassol, Cyprus

The Linear House, Limassol, Cyprus

What particularly drawn our attention was the linearity of the plantation surrounding the plot. It seemed as though nature was calling on us to follow the linearity model of the landscape and be part of its eco system. As a result the architecture follows the lines of the surrounding vineyard landscape.

The Linear House, Limassol, Cyprus

The planning of the house is structured along a longitudinal axis running parallel to plantation but also coinciding with the best sun orientation, winds and views. A linear typology was chosen for the design, a concept that produces architecture of a series of spaces organized along a pathway. All spaces have specific relationship with the outside through big openings that highlight the connection that the house establishes with nature.

New Limassol home in Cyprus design by Christos Pavlou Architect

The concept develops in four levels. Living spaces on the ground, sleeping on the first floor, services and secondary facilities in the basement and a secluded roof terrace deck on the top level extends the living space offering stunning look out to the long landscape views and sea.

Contemporary Limassol Residence by Christos Pavlou Architecture

House and individual rooms act as in-between places and work as transitional spaces between inside and outside. Openly connected spaces , a 6 m double height living room, rooms that flow to each other, glazed floors and bridges all maximise interior space and offering unobstructed views to gardens, pool ,olive grove and different floor levels.

Contemporary Limassol Residence by Christos Pavlou Architecture Contemporary Limassol Residence by Christos Pavlou Architecture

The landscape is appearing in the house in a multiple guises with framed views creating a rich interior and improving the comfort and pleasure of the occupants. Large, small or micro openings searching outside capture and filter the Mediterranean light and landscape establishing a powerful relationship between people and nature and nature and building.

A sliding sun blocking screen system made of expanded aluminium mesh panels covers the whole 27m length of the floor’s façade. It protects the interior from direct south sunlight reducing the amount of heat gains but in the winter panels may be slide back so that winter sun warms up the whole first floor and living room.

Contemporary Limassol Residence by Christos Pavlou Architecture

Sustainability and energy conservation is further considered by applying the stack and cross ventilation effects. The open stairwell connecting all floors from the cool basement to the warm clerestory of the roof garden creates a solar chimney effect.

New Limassol Residence in Cyprus design by Christos Pavlou Architecture

Furthermore the pool-water as evaporates provides natural cooling effect throughout the living space during hot summer days. In addition 38 photovoltaic panels were installed on the roof for heating /cooling and 8 solar panels to provide hot water.

Contemporary Limassol Residence by Christos Pavlou Architecture

Contemporary Limassol Residence by Christos Pavlou Architecture

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Project Name: The Linear House
Architecture Firm: Christos Pavlou Architecture
Website: https://chrispaularchstudio.wordpress.com
Contact e-mail: cpa@netmail.com.cy
Project start date: 2015
Completion Year: 2018
Gross Built Area: 520 sq.m
Site area: 1517 sq.m.
Status: build

Contemporary Limassol Residence by Christos Pavlou Architecture

Project location: Limassol, Cyprus

Client: private
Engineering: structural engineer Andreas Charalambous
Landscape: Land Art Design Group

Contemporary Limassol Residence by Christos Pavlou Architecture

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Location: Limassol, Cyprus, south east Europe

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