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papalampropoulos syriopoulou


Status: Commission, Realized 
Program: Hotel, Leisure 
Year: 2011
Area: 15.142m² 
Built Area: 2.985m² 
Location: Cephallenia Island, Greece 
Architect: Leonidas Papalampropoulos- ldlp 
Team: Leonidas Papalampropoulos, Vili Tsopela, Nikos Lamproulis 
Structural Engineer: Marinos Kattis 
Photos: Vaggelis Paterakis

1. Distinction, Greek Architects Association (ΣΑΔΑΣ) Architecture awards 2014

2. Award for landscape design, Hotel Design Awards 2015
3. DOMES 2011 Awards, Best Built Work of the Years 2009-2011, First Prize
4. World Architecture Festival 2010, Future Projects – Residential, Shortlisted
5. 7th Biennale of Young Greek Architects- Distinction 


The plot is characterized by the landscape’s mild relief, the scattered stands of olive trees and its visual connection with the sea and the opposite hill. A system of constraints is introduced in the form of stone retaining walls that interrupt the continuity of the landscape in order to set private boundaries. The system is characterized by two types of walls. a. The crossing wall, follows the contours of the land, avoids existing trees, delineates movement and determines the access to the apartments. Stone is reorganized into linear formations manoeuvring between existing clusters of greenery that create subtle but necessary breaks with the natural environment. b. the perpendicular wall, divides the landscape and creates sheltered rear patios (s1, s2, s3) that ensure privacy levels.


The enclosure is achieved with a folded concrete roof that derives its form from the landscape’s geometry (geodetic triangles) and the folds of the scape. The roof follows the linear development of retaining walls (apartment complexes s1, s2, s3) and creates limited but privileged spatial habitable peaks. In the case of public facilities building, where communal space prevails private isolation, the wall system allows smoother space transitions between indoor and outdoor areas.

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