The building is located on an off-plan corner plot with a slight slope, just outside the village of Messimeri, Thessaloniki, Greece. The plot with a total area of six acres is divided into two distinct properties of equal area, in one of which the new building is planned to be erected in order to be used as the permanent residence for a young couple. The building consists of a single and simple rectangular volume covered with a pitched roof, according to the desire of the owners. The simple building program that was requested, combined with the limited budget available for the project, favoured a simple floor plan geometry along with a more rational approach to the architectural design in general. The house consists of an open plan living and dining area, a kitchen, two bedrooms with a bathroom, as well as a space that will be used as a small jewellery workshop. The building is located in the middle of the plot, parallel to the slope of the ground and facing from east to west. In this way, a reasonable distance is left from the rural road that runs through the perimeter of the plot and a large facade is created that faces south. Along the south side are formed as many large openings as possible that offer plenty of light and views of the countryside to all living areas. The south facade is completed with the creation of a veranda, which is in direct contact with the living room and protected from the sun by a simple wooden pergola. The building envelope is made of prefabricated SIP panels and external thermal insulation, while the internal partition walls are made of dry construction.
Location: Messimeri, Thessaloniki, Greece
Architectural Design: Panagiotis Zakkas, Architect
Project Year: 2021
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