SEMERA BEACH RESIDENCES

Architect: Elina Kritikou - Kenzo Yamashita

Design Team: Aimilios Kourafas

Client: Karma Developers

Type: Residential

Location: Ayia Napa - Cyprus

Area:  970 sqm

Design: 2019

Stage: Planning Permit

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The plot of the three Villas is located in a beautiful touristic area in Ayia Napa, between the sea and a sculptural park. The aesthetic of the Villas is influenced by the wild natural environment, the pale colours and rough textures of stones, and the wild vegetation of the area. 

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The primary concept is to slice the plot with three prominent linear dividers, to make South (sea) the direction of focus. By giving full transparency to the central section of the divided plot, we connect the back with the front and create a strong visual connection between the two sides of the plot. The immediate relationship between the inside and the outside translates into a transparent design, allowing views and light to flow into the interior. 

The landscape is conceptually an extension of the interior spaces. In this way, the building’s axis extend towards the boundaries of the plot, creating exterior spaces which directly correspond to the interior spaces. 

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Linear Slicing and Transparent Core
The primary concept is to slice the plot with three prominent linear dividers, to make South (sea) the direction of focus. By giving full transparency to the central section of the divided plot, we connect the back with the front and create a strong visual connection between the two sides of the plot.

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The house comprises of an open plan living room and dining room, semi open plan kitchen area, outdoor relaxation areas and dining areas, as well as an infinity swimming pool. Double heights and spacious rooms give the house a feeling of supreme luxury.

A bridge connects two volumes that form the first floor. The master bedroom is located on one volume, while the second volume consists of three bedrooms and bathroom. The basement includes a capacious parking area for 3 cars, spacious playroom, office, storage areas and maid’s quarter.

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The combination of straight clean lines, transparencies connecting the back and the front, double heights, luxurious materials and nature, compose a contemporary yet luxurious image, that blends beautifully with the particular site.

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