HOUSING COMPLEX IN PALEO FALIRO

Design of a new housing complex consisting of 94 delux apartments in the area of Paleo Faliro in Attica

The 4,544 sq.m. plot is located on the coastal highway, Poseidonos Avenue, and it is a unique spot with a remarkable topography and position within the coastal front of the south suburbs of Attica. The housing complex is one of the projects that are executed within the framework of the recent process of reconfiguration and upgrading of the coastal road axis of Athens and the surrounding area.
The compositional principles of the volume of the building were affected by the particular location and topography of the plot. The views towards the sea, the orientation and the relation with natural light and air were the key factors in forming the basic lines that defined the shape of the volume. The surrounding environment, the building program and the luxurious character lead to the basic directions in responding to the challenge of designing a complex of 94 apartments. The design of the apartments is defined by the spatial necessities and living conditions linked to the contemporary lifestyle. The concept and importance of privacy is incorporated in the design through delicate gestures, so that every apartment provides the necessary private patios, along with green areas, water surfaces and spaces of relief. Each apartment has a unique design, in order to include the structure and the qualities of an autonomous residence. Every floor is surrounded by zones of green and water elements -little urban gardens that transform the exterior views into an extension of the interior living space. This special relation of each apartment to the elements of green and water is gently inserting the building into its natural environment and is intertwined with the special characteristics of the Paleo Faliro area, the sea breeze and the natural light of Attica.

PROJECT ARCHITECTS

ELENI LAGKARI
DESPINA PAPADOPOULOU

DESIGN GROUP

SOFIA KOTSI
MICHALIS FOUNTOUKLIS
SEMELI MESOLONGITI

PROJECT STATUS

CONCEPT DESIGN 2020