Peloponnese Rural Residential House

  • Prize
    Winner in Architectural Design - Residential
  • Company/Firm
    Architectural Studio Ivana Lukovic
  • Lead Designer
    Ivana Lukovic
  • Design Team
    Alexandra Arampatzi and Stanford Rabbit by Kostas Geranios and Orestis Mpormpantonakis
  • Architect
    Architectural Studio Ivana Lukovic
  • Interior Designer
    Ivana Lukovic
  • Const. Company
    ELER AE by Dr Andronikos Theocharis
  • Photo Credit
    Athina Souli
  • Location
    Kalamia, Peloponnese, Greece
  • Client
    Giannis Psarros and Katarina Ushakova
  • Project Date
    July 2019
  • Project Link

A plot overlooking the Gulf of Corinth, in a village of Kalamia, is a setting for a dwelling. The morphology of the place led to the decision of creating the house with humble, traditional stable-like appearance from the street side, while developing in a two-level construction from the garden.
Entrance level relates through the large openings to the outdoor observation platform for experiencing distant view of the sea. Additional windows created on the roof and both sides of the house improve natural light and ventilation, while communication with the garden is by cantilevered staircase. At the lower level, two atmospheric courtyards enable access to the garden.
Environmental, and regional economy benefits were accomplished by specifying craftsmen and natural materials within a 100-mile radius of the construction site. Reclaimed stone was sourced from the nearby storage and supplemented with a new one from a local quarry.
It is important to emphasize that the entire 141m2 of custom-made space is built with the restricted means according to contemporary sustainable standards and has been playing major role in the 2020 pandemic situation, providing its inhabitants safety.

The small-scale studio aspires to transfer the founder’s personal enthusiasm for each new architectural challenge to the clients and collaborators, while inspiring them to contribute to the project in the best possible manner. During the creative process, the Architect, the Client, and the Craftsmen are fully merged from the initial design all the way to its completion. Intimate, tactile connection with a proposal is maintained throughout the procedure, simultaneously adopting a unique, multidisciplinary approach to each design brief.

Other prizes
1)2021_ IDA Design Awards Silver Winner 2021_ LOS ANGELES/USA 2)2021_ 2ACAAwards 2021_ 2A Europe Architecture Award_ First place- Residential_ Peloponnese Rural House 3)2021_ Architecture Masterprize Winner_ Architectural design: Residential- Single_ Peloponnese Rural House_ LOS ANGELES/USA 4)2021_ Golden Trezzini Awards Honorable Mention Winner in the Best Implemented Project of Private Residence Category_ SAINT PETERSBURG/RUSSIA 5)2021_ LOOP Design Awards_ Honorable Mention 2021_ Peloponnese Rural House 6)2020-2021_ Silver A‘ Design Award_ Peloponnese Rural House_ COMO/ITALY 7)2021_ Big SEE Architecture Award 2021_ Peloponnese Olive Tree Stone House,Residential_ LJUBLJANA/SLOVENIA