Project: Laiki Lefkothea Residence
Architects: Tsikkinis Architecture Studio
Location: Limassol, Cyprus
Photographs by: Courtesy of Tsikkinis Architecture Studio
Laiki Lefkothea Residence by Tsikkinis Architecture Studio
Tsikkinis Architecture Studio have designed a contemporary residence called the Laiki Lefkothea Residence in Limassol, Cyprus. This new house stands out in a countryside neighborhood with its bold facade created with natural materials such as wood and stone. The same materials are showcase both outside and inside which creates a calm and pleasant living environment.
The design of this home is a clear case of form follows function as many elements used in the construction draw attention mostly due to their aesthetic surprise.
From the architects: “Area newly built, quiet countryside, peaceful conditions for family living.
Dynamic presence of free horizon to the gulf of Limassol city.
The conversion of space to place and maintain privacy.
The privacy as a mean of increasing the sense of land ownership.
Turning inward, the composition of the L-shaped form with internal covered veranda. The dialogue between the inside and outside through the form of construction. The isolation of the view ahead and its conversion to a background for the interior. The need for minimal loss of heat load determines the structure. The structure is visible through the form. The form embraces and protects the functions. The shell viewed from the outside is still visible inside, preserving the harmony between outside and inside.
Natural materials like stone and wood are displayed both outside and inside, giving a calm and pleasant living environment.”