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Sansiveria, Faliro, Athens, Greece

The Sansiveria private residence is located in Faliro, Athens, Greece, on a 4542,57 m2 plot.

The central idea of the design is based on geometric designs and volumes inspired by elements of nature, which are translated across all floors of the building, creating an organic form. Organic architecture refers to a philosophy that not only combines harmonious coexistence between humans and nature in terms of design and functionality but also expresses contemporary trends aiming to engage in a dialogue with the broader area representing the characteristics of its own time period. This is achieved by applying design techniques that harmonize with the site, allowing the building volumes, outlines, and architectural elements to unify into a cohesive composition.

Specifically, the morphology of the coastline, located a few meters below, had a significant influence on the architectural composition. Its form, shaped by the continuous contact of the shore with the water element, served as a primary stimulus for integrating the composition into the broader area. By solving the building’s outline based on this principle, the utilization of the multiple available viewpoints offered by the specific site was maximized.

Recesses were created, allowing the majority of the apartments to have a sea view while simultaneously achieving distance from the opposite buildings, thus serving not only the views of the apartments but also the desired privacy. Furthermore, the architectural elements integrated into the building’s outline, the “petals,” provide a sense of unity to the building as a single and dynamic whole. Their shape is influenced by the Sansevieria plant, with leaves that rigidly ascend in a rosette form from their thick base. Based on this logic, the petals have acquired the shape of these leaves, “blooming” as they ascend the floors.

Additionally, water elements of organic shapes enclose the ground level from the side of Poseidonos Avenue and Terpsichore Street, acting as “decompression” elements from the surrounding environment, providing the desired and necessary distance from it due to intense noise and traffic congestion, especially from Poseidonos Avenue.

Another design element contributing to both aforementioned main design objectives, i.e., privacy between the formed spaces and the reduction of noise pollution from the heavily trafficked road, are planted surfaces (planter boxes) placed on the outlines of the balconies, serving as a continuation of their morphology.

project info

Architectural Office: 314 Architecture Studio
Location: Epidaurus, Greece 
Area: 4542.57 sq.m.
Lead Architect: Pavlos Chatziangelides
Design Team: Giota Chala, Katerina Papoutsa, Andrianna Triantafyllopoulou, Antonis Sarris, Alexandros Papadopoulos, Giannis Dimitrelis, Ilias Zografopoulos, Anna Stagaki, Eirini Bouliou, Katerina Palantzi, Dimitris Panagiotou, Iro Dermitzaki, Harris Grivokostopoulos, Timotheos Kopsidas, Angeliki Ragava, Pope Papachristou, George Ouzounis, Eva Sofoulaki, Sofia Stavrou, Christina Iliopoulou, Sotiriou Aggelos, Katerina Tsili, Kassiani Gioti, Elisavet Kiretsi
Structural Engineer: Liontos & Associates
Mechanical Engineer: Team E-M Consulting Engineers S.A.
Construction: QG Investments 
Year of completion: under construction
Type: Residential