Area: 1270 sqm
Design Team: Marialena Tsolka, Natalia Sakarellou, Dimitris Iosifidis
Samou House is a dual-occupancy residential complex, situated in Voula that captures the beauty of nature within its profile. Designed as a living ‘frame’, the house combines architecture, the living elements, and the sky above for an arrangement of purity and wonder. A complete reorganization of the site allowed a new orientation for the building, creating the opportunity for one facade to become an entirely blank canvas on which to paint an artistic composition in green.
The clear geometry and profile of the atrium is mirrored by the entrance arcade at street level, arranged as a series of proportionally balanced volumes that set the tone and language for the architecture above. The scheme mixes colors and materials, alternating between wood, stone and rigorous planting, a palette that continues onto the asymmetrical side facades. Here the positive and negative spatial arrangements are accentuated by recessed black stone panels and slatted wooden screens, the latter softening the profile and creating shaded areas internally. Additional planting within the structural envelope further enriches the material arrangement.