Residence in Limassol, Cyprus

    • COMPANY:
      FILIMONOV & KASHIRINA architects
      Fylymonov Serhii
      Kashyrina Nataliia
      Zhylina Oleksandra
      Zavatskyi Oleksandr
      Tretiak Anna
      Koljasa Egor
      Lukyanenko Evgeniya
    • TOTAL AREA: 5 450 sq.m.
    • PROJECT: 2023

The site is located on the southern coast of Cyprus, in the economic capital – the city of Limassol.The territory is located two blocks from the Mediterranean coastline. In the residential area of Potamos Germasogeias. This is an area with a large number of luxury residence and hotels. This part of the city has been actively developed in recent years.

Urban aspect.  

A characteristic feature of the new building is the high density, non-scale high-rise buildings appear in the low-rise estate buildings. The designed object has an average number of storeysand plays the role of an “intermediary”, an object with an intermediate scale between high-rise and low-rise estate buildings.

The site is located at the intersection of two streets. On the south side, a city-wide green area is planned as part of the urban planning policy. It is consistently created at the expense of the adjacent territories of new facilities. Rectangular, maximally compact form leaves view opening, insolation to neighboring buildings. It also makes it possible to equip a vast green area on the territory of the facility.

Functional aspect.

The building is a multifunctional building with housing – on floors 1-5, on the ground floor there is a lobby and office space, in the basement – parking and a gym. The building is designed as a family estate for several generations of the same family. Therefore, all the necessary functional areas for all ages are organized on the site: a playground, a swimming pool, a barbecue area. They are located mainly on the south side of the site. The main entrance is from AmbelakionStreet. It is organized in the form of a wide passage along the pond. The utility zone is organizedon the north side of the site, as well as the entrances to the parking lot.

Figurative and artistic aspect.

For Cyprus, as well as for most cities in a similar climate, the presence of many terraces is characteristic. The main figurative and artistic idea is the “dressing” of the spatial frame on a simple laconic form. Terraces are based on it. This design allows to make terraces anywhere, and also creates additional protection from the sun. The chaotic arrangement of the terraces and their uneven covering makes it possible to form double-height spaces for planting large-sized trees. Facade materials – the spatial frame is lined with light-colored clinker bricks, the false ceilings of the terraces – with metal copper panels.