The residence is situated on Pani hill within the Alimos municipality, on a steep inclined site, with a north-south orientation axis and panoramic views to the sea.
The basic idea behind the synthesis was the articulation of the residence in two distinct units containing its basic functions, arranged in two levels. The first and lowest comprises of the private functions of bedrooms and bathrooms and is expressed as a more compact, heavier volume in exposed concrete. On the contrary, the higher level unit comprises of the communal functions of the residence, such as spaces for entrance, dining and living and is expressed as a lighter prism with thinner sections and slender analogies ruled by transparency and the colour white. These counterpoint units are framed by the vertical stone volume of the fireplace which extends to the roof terrace, and the linear metal cover incorporating horizontal and vertical awnings to control insolation on the first floor’s outdoors area.
The two linear, basic volumes are aligned in parallel to the site’s face towards the street, as well as to the natural ground’s contour lines. Due to the intense slope and to achieve an as smooth and satisfactory building layout as possible, regarding the topography, geometry and site plan, the entrance occurs at the street level, through a double-height space containing the staircase and allowing a thorough view to the residence’s main levels. The swimming pool is also placed on this level, posing a great challenge to the structural design.
Key factor to the internal and external design was the view to the sea, which designated the linear development – layout of the main uses, and an as much unified and open plan internal arrangement as possible.