Valimitika Achaea, Greece
designed by architect Nikos Mourikis
Name: GD Residence
Type: Houses / Single-family residence
Architect: Nikos Mourikis
Location: Valimitika Achaea, Greece
Client: Nikos Mourikis
Photography: Pygmalion Karatzas
Photo shoot date: March 2018
The brief asked for a retrospective photoshoot of the architect’s body of work.
Additional editorial services were provided for the portfolio (web and print edition) and for media publications and competition entries.
Robust mediterranean architecture with strict geometry and a free horizontal order. The opening here were framed by walls of earthly colours and solid brick to emphasise the human scale of the architecture which is narrating the psychology of its residents with simple gestures. Modest in height - not exceeding the 4 meters, and with horizontal developments in split levels to accommodate and interconnect the various programmatic functions. The open-air terraces are integrated within the volumetric envelop of the building. The interior levels create and outline the zones for day and night living, making this residence friendly and intelligible.
The longitudinal side of the residence is developed along the north-south axis, maximising the daylight in the sleeping quarters and views towards the sea on the east, and in the living quarters and views towards the mountains on the west. A large skylight above the living room further connects the interior with its environment and suburban ambience.
[text by the architect]
Divisare Atlas of Architecture, Greek Houses collection.
Arcaid Images, Ambience collection.
Image Copyright: Rights-Managed © Pygmalion Karatzas.
Image Licensing: High-resolution images are available for editorial and limited commercial use.
Edition Type: Open edition print.
Fine Art Prints: Images are available in gallery-quality fine art prints on various sizes, media and framing options.
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