Elena & Costas cubistic residence in Paphos


Paphos Cyprus Architecture


Consultants

Architects | Giorgos Nearchou & Andreas N. Savva

Civil Engineer | Andreas N. Savva

Mechanical Engineer | Costas Petrides

Electrical Engineer | Onoufrios Monoyios

Photography |  Giorgos Nearchou


Paphos Cyprus Architecture


Project information

Location | Armou village, Paphos, Cyprus

Gross floor area | 270 sq.m.

Type |  Residential

Completion date |  2010


Paphos Cyprus Architecture


This project is located in Armou village, Paphos, Cyprus. The young couple have chosen that plot mainly for the beautiful views and the suburban quietness. The two volumes on the ground floor are forming an “L” shape plan, where the other two on the first floor are forming a “T” shape.


Paphos Cyprus Architecture


The large volume on the ground floor is consisted of an open-plan living room and kitchen, and it is meant for social purposes, whereas the smaller volume on the ground floor provides a private space for the family. On the first floor, the volumes again dictate the use of space, where the large volume is composed by three bedrooms, and the smaller volume is the library/office.


Paphos Cyprus Architecture


From the ground floor we targeted to have the most interesting views the house could have, one overlooking the port (and the Medieval Castle) and the other one overlooking the seaside (and the airport). The first floor sits on top of the ground floor in an angle of 45 degrees, with the reason being to provide appropriate orientation for shading, for an improved thermal performance.


Paphos Cyprus Architecture


The North elevation of the building is almost ‘blind’, with minimal openings. One of those, is the main entrance of the house, which is strategically placed there for better thermal performance as well as improved security. The living room, kitchen and dining area have large windows facing south. The multipurpose family room is at the ground floor facing southeast. The kitchen is located between the dining area and the multipurpose family room, so as to serve both areas sufficiently.


Paphos Cyprus Architecture


The structural frame of the house is made of re-inforced concrete cast in-situ, and the walls are made of aerated concrete blocks (YTONG). Moreover, the windows are made of aluminum insulated frame with polyamides and double glazing low-e windows. The roof is insulated with 200mm of polystyrene.


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Moreover, the house features a 1.5kW photovoltaics system. What is more, there are 8 solar panels which are responsible for the heating of water for the swimming pool as well as water that is used in the house.

Also, finishing materials are HPL, hardwood, paint on plastered walls.


Paphos Cyprus Architecture


Paphos Cyprus Architecture


Paphos Cyprus Architecture


Paphos Cyprus Architecture


Paphos Cyprus Architecture


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