Pantheon Estate House / Nikos Adrianopoulos Architecture & Lighting
Producers: Anglotech, Assiouras Bros, CONVEX, Giris Giannis, Glasitalia, Gnisios wood element, Haufen, Carcass, Lydia Roda, Woltherink
Nikos Adrianopoulos, Charis Sgouridou, Irene Katarelou
Text description provided by the architects. Pantheon’s identity lies in its details that are discreetly integrated with the overall design. The interventions on the exterior of the building aim to seamlessly integrate the existing building into its surroundings, making it appear as if it emerges from the rock itself. The synthesis of the outdoor area is focused on minimizing the volume of the villa.
The changes made to the exterior areas of the villa, as well as the entire spatial layout, promote and improve fluidity between functions. The central square naturally becomes the extension of the interior spaces by sharing the same terrazzo floor without any interruptions. As a result, it becomes the core of the residence and the central focal point, literally and figuratively, where all actions take place in a unified and continuous plane that follows the path of the sun until it dips into the Aegean Sea.
Geometry-wise, inspiration was drawn from local traditional architecture. All volumes have been redesigned in a slightly conical shape, more stable at the bottom and lighter at the top. Arches and chimneys have been removed and replaced by clear straight lines, while all edges are rounded, avoiding skirting boards and providing a smooth emphasis. Those changes create an elegant result that interprets traditional elements in a contemporary way.
Our goal in this project, apart from the renovation per se, was to overcome and solve all the engineering-related obstacles in an elegant yet adequate way. A fresh approach to high-end design has been elaborated. The project consists of a number of exclusively produced elements and prototypes that define its identity and form a distinctive style.
For example, the steel columns that support the membrane shades in the basement and ground floor areas are covered with teak wood, forming a new dynamic form that follows the geometry of the villa’s volumes. The columns integrate light fixtures and the inox pull cords are covered with hand-stitched leather details.
Light plays a constitutive role in architectural design. Sunlight is thoughtfully used when needed, providing light in dark areas through solar tubes, while artificial light is carefully designed to create optical comfort and avoid glare. For us, Pantheon Estate is the harmonious combination of function, innovation, quality and charm that stimulates all the senses.