Residency in Halandri is the first of a luxury house series by Yiannis Ditsas. Common denominator was the use of steel frame instead of concrete frame which is the dominant solution in buildings in Athens. The project got Domes 2011 architectural review award. My participation in the project consisted of 2d cad drawings, secondary architect and assistant engineer in the process of construction – supervision & subcontractors’ coordination.
It’s a three storey residency with one basement, minimal in first glance, yet complex in concept, with three basic rectangles forming the final rectangle of the plan. It’s columns consist of 4 steel HEB 200 each, forming a vertical element that allows the big box to be divided in three. A great exercise into minimalism, but also a great exercise in architectural detail in steel frame residencies.