Family House built in 336.44 m2 site area with medium slope on the foot of mountain Parnitha, Athens Greece. This house design by Vangelis Lantavos. From the frontage, the entrance way follows a vertical path relative to the long elevation, and leading to the ‘arrival’ zone of the ground floor, placed 1.80 m higher above street level. The ground floor apart from the entrance hall comprises the living and dining area, which stands a step lower from the rest of the spaces, and is in contact with the kitchen. The first floor accommodates two bedrooms with two small bathrooms, one for each, a master bedroom with dressing room and an en’suite bathroom.
The smooth plastered surfaces enhance the volumetric presence of the building, and determine its clarity. On the whole of the external ‘skin’ a 30mm layer of façade insulation system ‘works’ in addition to the 50mm rockwool insulation panels that have been placed within the external walls. The last generation doubleglazing aluminum windows with thermal interruption seal the building and save an extra 3-5% of energy in comparison to the standard profiles. The rain water is collected through a purpose made drainage system into an underground concrete tank.