Located in Larnaca – Cyprus, The Chalkidos Street Residence is one of the best house designs by Cyprus based architects Armon Choros Architektonikis. The architects organized this introverted residence around an open courtyard, the core of which is inhabited by a body of water, intended as a central element that connects, either physically or visually, the different areas of the house.
To reinforce the relationship of the house with its surroundings, the opening, along with selective punctuations through the enclosure brings the landscape in while letting the water; framed nevertheless by the swimming pool. The internal spaces have a neutral, mostly monochromatic, finish that helps emphasize the attributes of the owners’ art collection. The internal circulation on this floor produces a nice interplay, separating and unifying the inside with the outside. It recedes on the upper floor, leaving the private areas, visually connecting with the internal courtyard.
Description from Armon Choros Architektonikis.
“…That is why the compact skin, which encompasses the residence and enclose the open space, revealed on the west. The natural elements enter the residence, changing gradually in colours and being filtered at the top of her volume. As for the water, being free and erosive is piercing the skin to a point at the south.
The access is tangent to the curve and the spaces refer to the interior, while the “public space” of the living room, being transparent, sees outside with a view to the thicket. The internal circulation in the ground floor organizes, separates and unifies the inside with the outside, while in the first floor it recedes leaving the spaces in free optic to the yard. The plantings outdoor are allocated freely and not, up to the limit of the plot.”