This is a timber frame kit-of-parts house, that will be designed in Cyprus, fabricated in
England and then shipped and constructed on site. The site itself is nesteled into a steep hill and looks over a busy road out to the sea. Thus we wanted to allow for maximum views
but also protection from noise. With the help of the severe natural slope of the site, we
designed the lower level of the house to sink into the earth, allowing the upper level to
seemingly float out above the landscape. The raised roof panels exentuate this by being pulled up off their frame, allowing light to penetrate deep into the heart of the house.
The client wanted to be able to sell the house as 2 independent units in the future so we
designed it to be sectioned, divided and manipulated as their needs changed.
Modularization was used to save on cost, but with tweaks to allow for a deeply personal
residence. The roof of the garage is made of a dense grid of photovoltaic panels – allowing
the client to sell back to the grid. The extensive orchard is watered with grey water.
project: Floating Roof House
location: Erimi, Cyprus
role: Principal Architect w/ M. Hadjisoteriou
team: Subsupra Studio_A. Swiny, M. Hadjisoteriou
consultants: A. Achilleous ‘hyperstatics’ (structural) _ Y. Theocharis (mechanical), E.Lambaskis (electrical)
collaborators: Mark Rist
budget: 300,000 EURO
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