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Modern villa in Karditsa
Modern villa in Karditsa

Modern villa in Karditsa


Principal Architect:  Aris Kordas

Project Architect: Eleana Pastra

Design Team: Phivos Sigalas

3D Visualization: Thanos Papadopoulos

Modern villa in Karditsa

The modern villa is located on the outskirts of the city of Karditsa, in Thessaly. The characteristics of the place were a great inspiration. In general, the design of the building refers to two axes. The semi-urban environment of the city and the natural landscape with the rich mountainous terrain. The prismatic design of the volumes, are a strong architectural reference to the mountainous landscape of the region. An attempt to integrate an urban villa to its natural surroundings.

Architectural design

The house consists of a pair of volumes with characteristic prismatic design and pointed roofs. Furthermore, the main entrance design ensures privacy for the villa. The entrance door and the access to the house through the steps, mark the entrance to the building. The lower volume, almost in contact with the ground and the garden, is in darker tones. The entrance leads to an open plan space with the kitchen, the dining and living area. An impressive double heigh void, connects the ground floor with the first floor. There is also a secondary entrance from the garage that also leads to a separate guest room. A couple of steps between the living room and the kitchen, provides a diversion of the levels in the ground floor and divides the open plan floor.

Equally important was the direct connection of the interior of the villa with the exterior. Both at the level of the “formal” and the “daily” living room, the interior space extends as a natural continuation to the open space. The big terraces around the villa function as outdoor living spaces. In this way, the interior is visually connected to the garden and the swimming pool.

On the first floor the private areas of the house develop: the ensuite bedrooms and a home office. Furthermore, the spaces of the modern villa unfold around a generous double height void, where the staircase also develops. The dominant elements of the inclined roofs and the vertical blinds define the architectural design. Thus, the natural light is regulated and natural cooling of the balcony is also achieved. These private, raised patios overlook the garden and the surrounding landscape.

The building is also characterized by the use of natural materials, high energy efficiency and technical excellence. The exterior insulation with a special coating style, the wood of special specifications for the external cladding of the ground floor, the floors made of natural stone and wood, extensive plantings and bioclimatic shading, create a harmonious and technically superior building. The color scheme and the material palette used, integrates the house to its surroundings, an area with many trees.

The overall architectural design, draws inspiration of the skyline of the surrounding landscape. The prismatic volumes with the inclined roofs, attempt to introduce a modern interpretation of the traditional roofs of the area, resulting in a contemporary building.


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