A block of flats owned by a single family in Glyphada-(Xanthou Street) Attica 2008-10

A three storey block of flats on a wide rather quiet street with plenty of greenery designed  with a pergola on the roof and a private swimming pool for the ground-floor apartment. Storage, installations and play-room facilities at the basement connected to the ground floor apartment. The project manager being a close friend of the owner that introduced the designer team to the owners, exercised central tight control on the project and the construction process with economy and practicality as major concerns.  Thus the entrance high garden pergola, offering also privacy from the neighbouring high rise blocks of flats was not implemented for reasons of economy, while various last minute changes affected several other spaces including critical volumetric issues such as the correctly placed false ceilings under the external balconies. Though modern volumetric composition, the three flats had been requested with relatively high ceilings and were accessed from a circular stairway. Additional internal stairway connects the ground floor with the basement level while the 2nd floor apartment enjoys private access to the roof (pergola and other installations of considerable flexible use). Quiet colouring scheme throughout and visual isolation from the street to the extent possible as requested by the owners. Functional common parking space at the lowest basement level.

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