Ypsilantou 35 & Ploutarchou, Athens 10676
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Hansen / Mix Use Building (Under Construction)
This project redefines the ubiquitous, Athenian, mixed-use housing typology in one of the most dense urban neighborhoods of the city center, Patissia. A simple, L-shaped plan is dictated by site orientation and adjacent building mass, creating a small garden in the back part of the lot. The vertical arrangement of different programs, which in the typical housing block is integrated behind a uniform façade of duplicate floor levels, is articulated here as a “sectional” façade, whose individual floor levels appear to extend different lengths along the street, varying the relationship of closed to open space at each floor. The end result is a more horizontal than vertical reading of the city, where dense urban infill coincides with connectivity and permeable movement.