The Cypriote architects of Vardastudio realised this residence in their home city Paphos. The concrete building is nominated for this month’s WAN Award in the Residential section.
“Purity in materials and forms characterise this house. The idea was to produce a ‘brutal’ raw building that has nothing to hide, revealing itself to the outside world that it stands bold without any fear. The deliberate use of one material gives a greater imposition to the above concept. The specific project – the architect’s own house- was very much influenced by Le Corbusier’s great projects in India. This is a primary use of concrete in it’s purest form. Especially today where everybody tries so hard to achieve a ‘perfect’ concrete, for the architect this stands as a statement to what concrete is all about – real and bold.”