Dimokratias is a single family house located in the Palaio Psychiko neighborhood in Athens. The property includes a historic listed house built in the 1920’s. In addition to renovating the existing house we add an extension to accommodate the program of the house.
The design of the extension builds on the idiosyncratic character of the existing house and its massing evokes the sense of gravity of the stone structure. The new structure includes two children bedrooms on the upper level, a tea room and a semi outdoor dining space at the garden level , a parking garage at the garden level and vertical circulation that connects all levels of both structures.
The extension volume is conceived as a red tinted exposed concrete structure. Carved openings into the solid concrete volume create windows, outdoor patios and opportunities for light into the interior. The volume of the extension is placed at the back of the site and together with the existing house, frame a lush garden with a swimming pool.