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Situated in a picturesque plot in Tala hills, a rocky suburb of Pafos, Cyprus, Casa Nera is a residential project, by Christiana Karagiorgi Architects, that stands in discreet simplicity and highly functional performance.

Black is a color that absorbs light and transforms it into a spectrum of essences in space. Casa Nera stands for its openness to light, view perspectives of its location and openness towards the landscape. It suggests a retreat – a place to return – into the Pafos country suburbs.
Architecture: Christiana Karagiorgi Architects, 3d render © travelwithvr | 3d2real

Architecture: Christiana Karagiorgi Architects, 3d render © travelwithvr | 3d2real

On a very inclined plot amongst nature and see view perspectives, the house is developed in two main levels and a work space underneath. The inclinations of the ground allow different relations of the main spaces to the exterior.
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Architecture: Christiana Karagiorgi Architects, 3d render © travelwithvr | 3d2real

“Ground floor spaces suggest an open almost exposed space. Its long glazed surfaces leave the light go through and unite interior with exterior spaces”.

Architecture: Christiana Karagiorgi Architects, 3d render © travelwithvr | 3d2real

Architecture: Christiana Karagiorgi Architects, 3d render © travelwithvr | 3d2real

Living spaces are multiplied by visual and movement proximities whereas the pool yard becomes part of them.
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Architecture: Christiana Karagiorgi Architects, 3d render © travelwithvr | 3d2real

Two different levels of water surfaces allow a multiplication of aesthetic elements in different spaces.
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Architecture: Christiana Karagiorgi Architects, 3d render © travelwithvr | 3d2real

“The upper floor is facing the coastal views of west and east whereas the bedrooms are transformed into lofts that open towards the landscape”.

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The facades are cladded with black metal panels which are transformed into vertical louvres – as semitransparent surfaces – thus giving a feeling of elegant materiality to the volumes of the house.
Masterplan, © Christiana Karagiorgi Architects

Ground floor plan, © Christiana Karagiorgi Architects

1st floor plan, © Christiana Karagiorgi Architects

The use of natural materials such as metal, concrete and wood suggests a unique and contemporary architecture.
Section 5-5, © Christiana Karagiorgi Architects

Section 3-3 / Elevation 6, © Christiana Karagiorgi Architects

Section 1-1, © Christiana Karagiorgi Architects

Section 4-4 / Section 2-2, © Christiana Karagiorgi Architects

The darkness of the metal cladding transforms the volume into an elegant feature that becomes one with the surrounding rocky fields.
Construction detail (façade), © Christiana Karagiorgi Architects

Construction detail (staircase), © Christiana Karagiorgi Architects

Construction detail, © Christiana Karagiorgi Architects

Facts & Credits:

Project title: Casa Nera, Project type: Residential, Location: Pafos – Cyprus, Client: Kuutio Homes, Architecture: Christiana Karagiorgi Architects, Structural Engineering: Antoniou Engineers, Mechanical Engineering: Consulto engineers, Electrical Engineering: KS Sokratous, Design year: 2020, Status: Under construction, Text description: Christiana Karagiorgi Architects, Visualization: travelwithvr | 3d2real