nereus gardens

The plot on Nireos str is located just of the seaside of Voula and provides impressive views while still being protected from the noise of the busy road. Though a large complex with a dense building brief, the proposal composes the apartments in such a way to give the impression of each being a detached house. The apartments are shifted as not to obstruct towards the view and using maritime references they are enclosed by large freeform garden balconies that create a sense of privacy and an extention of the living areas.

Three types of apartments are created: ground floor houses that are triple height with a basement plus a mezzanine level and include large private gardens; regular apartments with large balconies and swimming pools that have been extended even further by creating a garden surrounding them; and double height penthouses that within the same garden balconies provide a large roof terrace with swimming pool. A glazed gap between the apartments provides a open and light space for staircases and elevators.

nereus gardens
nereus gardens
nereus gardens
nereus gardens

“In Greek mythology, Nereus was the eldest son of Pontus (the Sea) and Gaia (the Earth), who with Doris fathered the  Nereids and Nerites, with whom Nereus lived in the Aegean Sea.”

nereus gardens
nereus gardens
nereus gardens
nereus gardens
nereus gardens
nereus gardens


plan of nereus gardens
nereus gardens
nereus gardens
nereus gardens

Voula, Greece

Estia Developments

invited competition 2019

design team
Tasos Gousis
Joost Frijda
Eddie Roberts
Fotini Anagnostou
Markos Mazarakis-Ainian
Orestis kalonaris
Fotini Iliopoulou

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