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CASA EMLD

Architect: Elina Kritikou - Kenzo Yamashita

Design Team: Aram Ahmed

Client: Private

Type: Residential

Location: Nicosia - Cyprus

Area: 225 sqm

Design: 2021

Stage: Planning Permit

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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

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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

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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

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Functions and Connections


All the main spaces are immediately connected to each other, while they all have direct view to the Garden.

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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.

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