“In company with the aphid and the grasshopper, but also the spider mite, the tiger moth, the leaf, miner, the mole, and the hover-fly, the praying mantis that devours them all. We shall be sharing leaves, petals, sky, in this incredible garden, both they and I transitory”. NICOSSIENSES, Niki Marangou.
“For this project the enclosed garden becomes part of the domestic life and in close relevance to the daily domestic routine”.
“A 16 by 16 by 5 meters box includes the necessary living spaces for the daily routine”.
“The 4 enclosed gardens also help as incubators for growing up species and testing them in local climate before relocating them in the exterior field that surrounds the house”.
“The wood and metal work is made by local craftsmen”.
The project “House with Four Gardens” won the first prize in the “built project” category and the first prize in the “colleagues” category of DOMa. Additionally the project is nominated for the Mies van der Rohe Award 21 and nominated last year for the Piranesi Award 19.
Facts & Credits:
Project title: A House with Four Gardens, Project type: Residence, Location: Nicosia – Cyprus, Architects: draftworks architects, Lead architects: Christiana Ioannou – Christos Papastergiou, EPS Civil Engineering: Nikos Kalathas – Nikos Kypris, EPS Electrical Engineering: Christos Topouzis – Savvas Christodoulou, Polypro Mechanical Engineering: Prokopis Polydorou, QS consultant: Stelios Makrides, Area: 170 m², Period of architectural design: 2015 – 2017, Period of construction: 2018 – 2019, Completed: March 2019, Text description: Christiana Ioannou | draftworks architects, Photography: Maria Efthymiou | Creative Photo Room