Klab Architects recently completed a beautiful Villa located in Athens. The spaces are characterized by straight lines and orthogonal shapes, this is interrupted by the gentle arc of the staircase that leads to the upper floor where the bedrooms are located. The villa hides a space of tranquility underground, an indoor swimming pool and a sauna occupy this lower lever and there only means of natural light is a west facing skylight that poors light into the room. Concealed lights in the ceiling ,a backlit translucent wall and the reflections provided by the water add to the serene atmosphere of the space. Most of the spaces that form the interior of the villa are of grandeur scale the kitchen is designed to meet the needs of a modern family, where both the practicalities and the intimate moments can be accommodated. The dining area overlooks a small private garden that is screened by a line of cypress trees, a large island unit that is situated in the middle of the kitchen deals with the daily activities of a busy household.
“The monolithic volume creates two front-conditions: a curved one along the street and a planar one towards the private garden. From the outside the building has an austere, almost monumental character. Inside, plan and section work together to create a fluid void space that undermines the initial impression of monumentality by inviting extended exterior views to enter.”