Villa Ypsylon

GREECE, 2015

Villa Ypsylon is a private villa situated on a hill overlooking the sea in Finikounda Greece. A three legged concrete shell covers the open living room kitchen space and generates three spaces for three times a day on all sides of the concrete shell. The front opens up to a large plaza and swimming pool and the cantilevering shell shades the facade.

STRUCTURAL DEVELOPMENT, GEOMETRY, FABRICATION. The formwork has been developed through structural analysis and a series of prototypes, exploring a simple, efficient and partially permanent formwork. The double curved shell used straight sheets of ply that are laid out on a waffle grid of timber formwork made from OSB.

  • KEY FEATURES
  • - Concrete shell
  • - Lost formwork with acoustic performance
  • - Lost formwork houses reinforcement to tie into the concrete shell
  • Client | Private House
  • Location | Finikounda, Greece
  • Architect | LASSA Architects
  • Staff Lead | Manja van de Worp
  • Role | Development of formwork systems for concrete shell, and interlocking reinforcement strategy for lost formwork
  • Size | 160 M2

A unique form-work system for the concrete shell and as lost form-work permanently exposed on the interior.

  • Client | Private House
  • Location | Finikounda, Greece
  • Architect | LASSA Architects
  • Role | Development of formwork systems for concrete shell, and interlocking reinforcement strategy for lost formwork
  • Size | 160 M2