May 20, 2013
Images courtesy of tense architecture network; photos by Filippo Poli
This rural house rises gently out of the countryside near Athens. Designed by tense architecture network, a collaborative practice headed by Tilemachos Andrianopoulos and Kostas Mavros, the house works with its surrounding landscape to produce architecture that is linked to the ground but also maintains its independent identity.
As the architects state, “The land is dominant. How could a residence rise out of the ground, how could it be confined to a roof?” They set out to answer this question by creating a sculptural form that efficiently occupies its elongated site. Composed mostly of inverse beams, this roof is occupiable, affording views out to the mountains of Euboea just across the water. More after the jump.