Stavrides Residence, the agricultural heartlands that located in Nicosia, Cyprus, was designed by Armeftis & Associates. The basic concept is derived from the need for a contemporary building in a corresponding dialogue with the local vernacular ‘makrinari’ (a building with all functions contained in a longitudinal volume) and the Mesaoria plains. The building is organised in two linear functions per floor with the private on the upper and the public on the lower.
The structure was positioned parallel to the public road taking over the entire span at a distance. The basic aim was to manage the appropriation of shading and air flow so as to maximise the outdoor activity use by its inhabitants. The covered outdoor patio on the southeast side serves as the main characteristic of the house, allowing for the fresh westward wind flow to filter through.