Located in Nicosia, Cyprus, the Residence in Deftera was designed by J+A Philippou Architects Engineers is an architectural home design that woven into the fabric of it’s environment. In a site where the meaningful integration with urban matter is not possible, this intervention proposes an alternative way to investigate the role of landscape elements and tactics in the architecture of urban-rural fringe conditions. The disposition of the home design is based on the integration of the functional spaces with the topography and vegetation of the plot.
Low density architecture in relation to the logic of micro-urban assembly is acheived. A hierarchical part-to-whole organization of the functional spaces is bound with a well perceived articulation of a heterogeneous envelope that in addition defines interior / exterior interfaces, beyond a mere dialectic of the elevations. Thus, in the overall design synergy, possibilities of urban transformation from peripheral sprawl to a more intensively coherent fabric are created.