House in Korakiana [2015]

House in Korakiana [2015]

[restoration and extension, Angeliki Thymi architects]

 

Located in  the  traditional  village " Korakiana " the main  house is an  example of  architecture of the 19th century Corfu , keeping  its typical characteristics . The house was in  a bad condition  threatened to collapse. The  concept of the restoration was to highlight  the elements  of  traditional architecture  in order  to retain their value intact. In  parallel, the  use  of modern  materials makes  clear and visible the new gestures. Particular importance was given in static design and future  maintenance.The  extension attends  a  minimal form in order to emphasize the old house . The extension-cube is conversing with the old building and its design is done by separating the  structural  of  the non-structural  parts. In  this  way  the new  building  defines  its  hypostasis within the traditional  environment.