The House in Ekali is a single-family house, located in Ekali, a suburban area of Athens. This house designed by Thanos Athanasopoulos. The ground floor of the house surrounded by a continuous openable glass on the south and east sides to create a great views of high pine trees that shade the lot. This also allow daylight to enter into the deep plan. On the south-east corner of the site, there is main open area where the pool is attached to the building.
It using a pitched double-curved roof which is clad with conventional ceramic roof tiles on the main volume of the house, cascades down the surface of the north wall and create a great exterior design of rainscreen that contributes to the environmental performance of the house and conceptually to the visual impression of a seamless protective blanket. On the upper floor, bedrooms and an autonomous private are located.
“This element, which provides coherence to the whole scheme reinterpreting the traditional ceramic-tile roof, is part of an attempt to shape an appropriate architectural identity – material and spatial- in a suburban context where traditional imagery and contemporary desires are fused and confused. Our strategy also involved the selection of completely conventional materials and construction methods: white plaster, marble, stone veneer, wood. A typical palette of anonymous greek suburbia is therefore applied, in ways that are not conventional.”