Private Apartment Block, 2007-2010, Nicosia
Rising above ground the building allows surrounding topography to interconnect within the proposed boundaries. Unifying and repositioning the buildings essence within the broader urban fabric and the proposed park across and through the building.
The projection of internal space above and across the park connects private and public, erasing the transitional boundaries that define the programmatic use of each sector of the building.
The uninterrupted view brings the colors of the exterior environment into the apartments. When all sliding glazed doors of the living room open the terrace and the living area unite creating one spacious area with views to the outside. The façade “opens up” revealing its internal programmatic qualities to the outside, reversing the process and allowing the city to look in.
Internally the “edges” that define ceiling, floors and walls, dissolve into the “pure white”, were the material palette of the house is reduced to emphasize the lightness of the rooms. Local material such as wood and bronze is carefully used to soften and reveal specific programmatic uses within the “white space”.