- Architects: Tsolakis Architects
- Location: Phthiotis, Greece
- Lead Architects: George Tsolakis, Foteini Liakou, Eleni Lagkari
- House: 80.zero m2
- Challenge 12 months: 2018
- Images: Panagiotis Voumvakis
Textual content description supplied through the architects. On the foot of Mt. Parnassus, a paternal place of abode revives many years of historical past. Stone-built, darkish and mysterious, it restores stories and reminiscences. This development featured some more or less state monopoly, within the shape that the latter used to have in Greece 4 many years in the past. Dozens of investors would arrive there every day to buy alcohol, fits, oil, cardboard, and salt.
Lately, 40 years later, the living is taking the type of a place of abode – museum, aiming to each be offering lodging and host an exhibition of collectibles. As a result, the “monopoly” function is revived as a spot of memory. Wealthy in attributes, enthralled through associations, subconsciously provide. Registered in human reminiscences, it turns into once more a threshold of stories.
House features scale, meanings, and heterogeneity via sentimentality and emotional consciousness of the brand new consumer. They confer with an empirical act in a continuing sport of semiotics. The entirety displays a human symbol. The entirety speaks to them, for them. The panorama is alive. The architectural implementation is conveyed via a central composite part, that of the picket show off. The latter options the heirloom of the “monopoly” in addition to dozens of alternative distinctive artworks. The picket self-supporting construction is fixed on a contemporary mounted base.
The type of the compact pedestal varies around the 3 dimensions all through the place of abode. The 2 parts act as a gadget of heterochronic references, addressing each the historical past of the development and the way in which wherein the brand new consumer appropriates the distance. The glance is directed through the items and the paranormal gentle. Contact conquers topic. The surface comprehends weight, density, temperature. The visible and haptic sensations resolve the depth of the enjoy and facilitate the belief of the composition and robustness of the distance parts.
The herbal fabrics divulge age whilst narrating the beginning and the way in which wherein they had been sculpted. The years handed are mirrored within the patinas of ageing. The colours and textures compose a different heterotopia, giving upward thrust to a definite type of habitation, in relation to reminiscence and memory. In an effort to bodily, visible and highbrow movement within the person portions of the development, the design targets at a holistic empirical enjoy, intertwined with time and reminiscence.