Vrilisia, Athens, Greece
The residential development consists of a five level residential building and two maisonettes on a land plot of 2,000 sq.m.
There are twelve two, three and four bedroom apartments ranging from 90 sq.m to 160 sq.m and two maisonettes of 300 sq.m each.
Both the layout of the plans and the architectural details take inspiration from the oldest board game inn the world; the chess.
This miniature war battle is based on a variety of geometric movements where the king sits in the middle with limited freedom of movement.
Chess is about the life and loneliness of power.
The unceasing “all around” movement is nothing more than a perpetual relationship of cause and effect, a correlation of forces and balances, an existential problem in terms of prevalence, where the final winner is not necessarily the one with the most pieces on the chessboard but the most capable player.
The Flats are designed around a central hub have unobstructed views South to Hymettus and North to Penteli mountains.
The floor plans of the dwellings are composed of rectangular shapes that sometimes protrude and sometimes recede to create outdoor and semi-outdoor daytime settings.