Residence in Kallitechnoupolis is a three-storey building that begins near the top of the slope. As it descends, the building widens to create tiered balconies facing out across the landscape.
Tense Architecture Network describes the structure as a protective shell that shields the house from its neighbours and concentrates views in only one direction.
“The inclined prism of the shell follows the natural inclination and descends towards the ground via the intensely oblique cut of its eastern front,” says the studio.
The base of the building cantilevers outwards, making room for a swimming pool on the lowest level, plus an outdoor staircase climbs down one of the side walls to meet a terrace positioned halfway down.
The architects used concrete for the entire structure, adding a dark tint to the exterior walls so that they contrast with the pale grey interior surfaces.
“Earthly dark at the outside, lighter in the inside, its colouring is aiming at the maximum possible tension of the shell’s introvertedness,” say the architects.
Living and dining rooms can be found on the two upper floors, while bedrooms are located on the bottom floor around a series of curved partitions.
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Photography is by Filippo Poli.