Architect: Elina Kritikou - Kenzo Yamashita
Design Team: Aram Ahmed
Location: Nicosia - Cyprus
Area: 225 sqm
Stage: Planning Permit
Our design aims to create a strong relationship between the old and the new on this sensitive site. Key to the character of the house is the palette of traditional materials such as lime-wash, stone, and wood that have been applied and engineered with contemporary techniques to create architecture that bridges heritage and locality with contemporary life
The use of glazing is connecting the inside with the outside. We create a transparent design as the spaces become larger and the interior becomes one with the exterior bringing more light and nature into the interior
Natural elements have the capacity to create authentic textures that are pleasing to both the eye and the touch. The design incorporates mostly natural materials, leading to a formality where less is more
Functions and Connections
All the main spaces are immediately connected to each other, while they all have direct view to the Garden.
The signature materials of this house are wood and rough plaster. They offer a warm and natural touch. The use of full height-glazing, help to bring nature into the interior, connecting the outside with the inside in a seamless way. In this way, we bring light into the house and foster a sense of harmony with the natural surroundings.