architecture tension network adds circular pool to concrete island residence in greece

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RESIDENCY AT EUBOEA BY Tensile Architecture Network

Overlooking the Gulf of Euboea in Greecethis concrete residence by Tense Architecture Network (TANNING) takes the form of a two-storey triangular construction. The building runs along the diagonal, and it is designed to make the most of the site landscape and view while maintaining sufficient distance from adjacent plots. The curved outdoor space serves as an extension of the home’s living space and features a sculptural, circular bowl also made of reinforced concrete. “Its circular shape adds to the triangular prism – set loosely in the surrounding countryside”, explains the Greek architecture studio.

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A triangle house with a circular swimming pool

Tense Architecture Network installed the residence in Euboea on a sloping plot that offers stunning views of the nearby sea. The main areas of the house are located on the perimeter of an atrium which houses an interior courtyard.

The spaces unfold over two levels, with the first level enclosing the entrance, parking and other underground support spaces such as a cellar, pool infrastructure and storage. Meanwhile, greek architects placed the living room to the southwest of the upper level, as well as the sleeping quarters, and connected the two by interior corridors.

Constructed of reinforced concrete, the residence is painted with an absorbent earthy paint that remains raw on the roofs, insulated and covered with dry-laid panels inside, accompanied by brick walls. The frames of the double glazed windows are bronze-coloured aluminium, with an exterior roller, along some fixed glass panels. The curved outdoor space hosts a pergola of metal elements of the same shape, while the circular swimming pool acts as the central space of the exterior design of the house. The uncovered space is formed by surfaces of pressed or natural soil, which is suitably planted with shrubs and trees with dry heat.

architecture tension network adds circular pool to concrete island residence in greece
the outdoor pergola of the house is made of metal elements

architecture tension network adds circular pool to concrete island residence in greece
the house overlooks the Gulf of Euboea

architecture tension network adds circular pool to concrete island residence in greece

architecture tension network adds circular pool to concrete island residence in greece
the circular pool acts as the focal space of the exterior

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