Architects: Bertaki Loukopoulou Paniyiris Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Apartments Greece ArchDaily CopyCollaborating Architects:Angeliki Sioli, Vilma AgrafiotiStructural Engineers:Athanasiadis & PartnersMechanical Engineers:Elxis SAPlanting Design:Greenways / Skordilis-Chanikian LtdClient:J&P Development SAArchitect In Charge:Iro Bertaki, Christina Loukopoulou, Costis PaniyirisCity:AthensCountry:GreeceMore SpecsLess Specs Uptown Residences / Iro Bertaki + Christina Loukopoulou + Costis PaniyirisSave this projectSaveUptown Residences / Iro Bertaki + Christina Loukopoulou + Costis PaniyirisSave this picture!© Charalambos LouizidisApartments•Athens, Greece Uptown Residences / Iro Bertaki + Christina Loukopoulou + Costis Paniyiris Year: Save this picture!© Charalambos LouizidisThe complex occupies a whole city block (8.350m2) and consists of seven functionally autonomous but formally continuous buildings. It is situated in Maroussi, an Athenian suburb rapidly transforming into a business and residential metropolitan hub. The three storey volume unfolds over a slightly sloping site totalling an area of 6.500m2, and comprises of 70 apartments, communal spaces and underground parking lots.Save this picture!Exterior ElevationsType The building is laid out as a rectilinear S that occupies the entire block forming a typological hybrid of the circumferential development of a typical urban block and the modernist suburban development of parallel slabs. Two pedestrian streets cross the block through the open atria that host residential gardens and public spaces in contact with the extensive pilotis.Save this picture!© Charalambos LouizidisPorosity The building extends over a large footprint, while at the same time remains relatively low and porous. Several small atria, openings and transparencies combined with mirror pools in the pilotis create a continuous permeable entity that disperses light throughout the volume. Save this picture!© Charalambos LouizidisAthens The elevations are marked by the white horizontal stripes of the concrete balcony parapet walls that often extend beyond the balconies as elevated beams. These bands are an abstraction of the generic Athenian balcony and offset the urban limit of the building outside its thermal skin in an attempt to reverse the disintegration of the facade of the Athenian poly-katoikia and redefine the relationship between private and public through this floating discontinuous filter. Project gallerySee allShow lessMonde & Medias / TVK – Trévelo & Viger-Kohler + NP2FSelected ProjectsBricks Grown From BacteriaArchitecture NewsProject locationAddress:Athens, GreeceLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share photographs: Charalambos LouizidisPhotographs: Charalambos Louizidis+ 25 Share 2012 Photographs Year: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/471172/uptown-residences-iro-bertaki-christina-loukopoulou-costis-paniyiris Clipboard Projects 2012 “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/471172/uptown-residences-iro-bertaki-christina-loukopoulou-costis-paniyiris Clipboard Area: 6500 m² Area: 6500 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeBertaki Loukopoulou PaniyirisOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsAthensHousingResidentialGreecePublished on February 02, 2014Cite: “Uptown Residences / Iro Bertaki + Christina Loukopoulou + Costis Paniyiris” 02 Feb 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.