Katsimpiri Residence in Panorama
The plot for this residence is located in the Panorama village in the outskirts of Aigion town, in a 10.000 sq.m. olive grove in an 18% northern slop with panoramic views over the Corinthian Bay. The area is characterised by scattered permanent and holiday houses with the predominant chromatic feature that of the olive trees.
The longitudinal side of the residence is placed facing north, separating the day and night living zones with two distinct floors. Auxiliary spaces are placed in the semi-basement due to the slop and the main atrium / terrance of the house is placed within the volumetric composition. The pitched roof and the composite construction from reinforced concrete and stone follow the earthly colours of the olive grove landscape. A robust construction with distinct volumes, leaving large opening for the residents to visually interact with the surrounding nature and open vistas and connect the mountains on the south with the sea on the north. The cantilever elements are also placed within the volumetric envelop providing shade and protection from the wind. A projection of the earthly materials with a freestyle masonry attempts to integrate the composition to a disordered context.
Name: Olive and stone residence
Type: Single-family residence
Architect: Nikos Mourikis
Structural engineer: Nikos Mourikis
Construction management: Nikos Mourikis
Location: Panorama, Achaea Greece
Built surface: 260 sq.m.
Plot surface: 10.000 sq.m.
Design date: 2016-17
Construction date: 2017-18
Client: Michalis Katsimpiris
Photography: Pygmalion Karatzas
Photo shoot date: March 2018
Divisare Atlas of Architecture, Greek Houses collection.
Arcaid Images, Ambience Collection.
Archdaily Building of the Year 2019, Nomination.