Notre Ntam’ by Z-level Architecture


Location: Athènes, Grèce

Year: 2014


Architects: Z-level Architecture

Photography: © Yiorgis Yerolybos


This project is located on the point of Agios Fokas on the south-westernside of the island of Lesvos on an agriculturalgreenfield site amongst the olive groves. The only structures of the area are small agricultural buildings – ntam”. Topographically, the 3.5hectare seaside plot is on an incline and planted with 300 olive trees. The owners, two brothers and their families, are city dwellers, used to living in Athens and Boston, decided to forge new bonds with the land of their ancestors.
The basic issues of the design were incorporating the residences in the topography of the landscape; low-impact accessibility; developing a dialectic between the two buildings; making use of the unconfined view; incorporating bioclimatic elements; and using natural materials.
The design was intended to re-interpret local vernacular references, which are not drawn from traditional residential architecture on Lesvos, but from early industrial buildings located there. The dominant theme was how to handle an exceptional site with favourable conditions in difficult times.

The residences were situated with an eye to incorporating them in the hillside, placing them below the level of the skyline, in the olive grove, leaving the landscape that surrounds them intact. Of the 3.5 hectares that comprise the plot, 600 sq.m. were covered by hard materials, while the remaining land was left covered by earth, and the old olive grove terraces were recorded and repaired.

The residences were placed parallel to the elevation contour lines, between the end of the olive grove and the start of the seaside terrain, functioning as a passage from the land to the sea.

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Z-level Architecture


Z-level Architecture is an established Practice in Athens, founded in 1994 by Elena Zervoudakis.

Elena Zervoudakis studied Architecture in Paris (UP1 Paris-Villemin), specialized in cultural buildings and events. She completed her diploma in advanced studies  in landscape architecture ( DEA Paris School of Architecture La villette – UP8). She worked in Paris at the interior architecture agency of Rena Duma and the architectural office Fabre-Perrotet, specializing  in cultural buildings (Theatre de Chaillot, Theatre de Bobigny, Cinemas UGC). more


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