Seaside villas Syvota

Seaside villas Syvota

Joanna Dinis Bernando Sanchez Zoi Karakinari

Lo stile architettonico tradizionale di queste ville realizzate a Syvota, in Grecia è inconfondibile: lineare, accogliente ed inserito in modo spettacolare all'interno dell'ambiente grazie ad un look  contemporaneo e senza tempo. Situate ad Igoumenitsa, città costiera nella parte nord-ovest della Grecia, le ville residenziali Sivota sono progettate secondo la tradizione, sfruttando al meglio i panorami del Mediterraneo e per godere appieno della vita all'interno e all'esterno della casa, con un mix di elementi costruttivi tradizionali e moderni.

Comprising​ ​four​ ​residential​ ​buildings,​ ​the​ ​villas​ ​actually​ ​sat​ ​unfinished​ ​for​ ​several​ ​years​ ​due to​ ​the​ ​country’s​ ​economic​ ​crisis.​ ​In​ ​2015,​ ​the​ ​current​ ​owner​ ​purchased​ ​the​ ​property​ ​in​ ​order to​ ​finish​ ​the​ ​project​ ​as​ ​a​ ​quiet,​ ​private​ ​residential​ ​property​ ​for​ ​the​ ​owner’s​ ​family.​ ​A​ ​place​ ​for relaxation​ ​and​ ​retreat,​ ​privacy​ ​was​ ​an​ ​essential​ ​aspect​ ​of​ ​the​ ​project,​ ​to​ ​be​ ​balanced​ ​with taking​ ​advantage​ ​of​ ​spectacular​ ​views.

The​ ​completion​ ​of​ ​building​ ​works​ ​were​ ​undertaken​ ​by​ ​Dinis​ ​Real​ ​Estate​ ​and​ ​Development, who​ ​updated​ ​the​ ​design​ ​with​ ​local​ ​partners​ ​including​ ​Spinian​ ​de​ ​Sanchez​ ​Exterior​ ​Architect. The​ ​time​ ​frame​ ​of​ ​the​ ​project​ ​was​ ​tight,​ ​with​ ​redesign​ ​and​ ​then​ ​construction​ ​works​ ​to​ ​be finished​ ​within​ ​a​ ​year​ ​and​ ​a​ ​half.

Connecting to the outdoors

With solid brick and stone work enclosing the villa to provide privacy, the key architectural feature became the creation of an interior/exterior connection oriented toward prime views with a sliding system. For a modern application such as this, aluminium was the client’s first choice of framing as the smooth and square finishes that can be achieved from aluminium window framing suit the more minimal detail oriented design that is prevalent​ ​throughout​ ​contemporary​ ​Greek​ ​villa​ ​architecture.

The​ ​selection​ ​of​ ​the​ ​sliding​ ​ ​system​ ​was​ ​​ ​paramount​ ​to​ ​the​ ​overall​ ​design. Donatos​ ​Dinis ​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Dinis​ ​Real​ ​Estate​ ​and​ ​Development​ ​Group​ ​explains​ ​they​ ​looked​ ​at​ ​a number​ ​of​ ​systems​ and ultimately ​ ​selected​ ​the​ ​Reynaers​ ​system​ ​as​ ​it​ ​was​ ​the only​ ​tested and complete​ ​system​ ​on​ ​the​ ​market​ ​while being​ ​affordable​.​ ​‘​Our​ ​client​ ​loves​ ​this​ ​system because​ ​it​ ​results​ ​in​ ​unobstructed​ ​views.​ ​ ​With​ ​its​ ​hidden​ ​profiles,​ ​this​ ​was​ ​the​ ​only​ ​system​ ​we​ ​felt​ ​that could​ ​do​ ​this​,’​ ​says​ ​Dinis.

“Our​ ​client​ ​loves​ ​this​ ​system because​ ​it​ ​results​ ​in​ ​unobstructed​ ​views.​”Donatos Dinis

Produced​ ​in​ ​collaboration​ ​with​ ​local​ ​fabricator​ ​Simpas,​ ​the​ ​Reynaers​ ​systems​ ​ultimately specified​ ​are​ ​the​ motorised Hi-Finity​ ​with​ ​double​ ​glazing​ ​for​ ​the​ ​large​ ​sliding​ ​patio​ ​doors and​ ​CS​ ​77-HV​ ​for​ ​the​ ​opening​ ​windows.​ ​The​ Hi-Finity​ ​sliding​ ​door​ ​is​ ​a​ ​state​ -of​ -the​-​art structurally​ ​glazed​ ​door​ ​offering​ ​the​ ​possibility​ ​of​ ​floor-to-ceiling​ ​and​ ​wall-to-wall​ ​glass,​ ​along with​ ​an​ ​ergonomically​ ​designed​ ​handle​ ​and​ ​concealed​ ​locking​ ​system.​ ​The​ ​CS​ ​77-HV​ ​is​ ​the hidden​ ​vent​ ​variant​ ​of​ ​the​ ​CS 77.​ ​Here,​ ​the​ ​hidden​ ​vent​ ​ties​ ​in​ ​well​ ​with​ ​the​ ​minimalist architectural​ ​style.​ ​The​ ​vent​ ​profile​ ​is​ ​invisible​ ​from​ ​the​ ​outside,​ ​concealed​ ​behind​ ​the​ ​outer frame,​ ​which​ ​keeps​ ​the​ ​lining​ ​to​ ​a​ ​minimum.​ ​Profiles​ ​from​ ​the​ ​functional​ ​range​ ​can​ ​further​ ​be easily​ ​combined​ ​with​ ​this​ ​design.

On​ ​Site​ ​Challenges

There​ ​were​ ​a​ ​number​ ​of​ ​practical​ ​issues​ ​with​ ​respect​ ​to​ ​the​ ​​ ​installation​ ​of​ ​a​ ​modern​ ​system into​ ​the​ ​existing​ ​building​ ​frame.​ ​In​ ​order​ ​to​ ​keep​ ​the​ ​view​ ​open,​ ​a​ ​wide​ ​opening​ ​was required.​ ​This​ ​necessitated​ ​a​ ​wide​ ​beam​ ​without​ ​a​ ​column​ ​or​ ​any​ ​excessive​ ​depth obstructing​ ​the​ ​view.​ ​The​ ​beam​ ​specified​ ​for​ ​the​ ​wide​ ​span​ ​opening​ ​has​ ​added​ ​carbon​ ​fibres in​ ​order​ ​to​ ​reduce​ ​the​ ​beam​ ​depth​ ​and​ ​allow​ ​for​ ​full​ ​views​ ​outward.​ ​Further,​ ​rain​ ​gutters​ ​were routed​ ​through​ ​the​ ​columns​ ​and​ ​into​ ​the​ ​flooring.

The​ ​result​ ​is​ ​impressive.​ ​Traditional​ ​in​ ​form​ ​and​ ​scale,​ ​the​ ​introduction​ ​of​ ​a​ ​modern aluminium​ ​sliding​ ​system​​ ​is​ a powerful​ ​element​ ​in line with ​the​ ​local​ ​architectural vernacular. 

Joanna Dinis Bernando Sanchez Zoi Karakinari
Bella Vraka - Syvota, Greece
CineMatic Hellenic Media - Dimitrios Liopiaris
Altri partner: 
Vrakas Spiros (Investors) Donatos Ntinis - Real Estate & Development (General Contractors) Donatos Dinis (Project developers)
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