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Country house in Loutropyrgos, Attica

This is a typical example of an entire era of house design that was gradually fazed out in Greece in favour of sloping roofs as well as of the postmodernist influence. However, it is obvious today that the clean lines of sixties-style modern houses have become popular again; 50 years later they look contemporary and as up-to-date as they did when they first appeared.

The plain flat roof of the Loutropyrgos House extends over the wide terrace overlooking the sea, and provides shade to the corner-to-corner glass facade of the living room. Sliding windows and shutters fully merge the open plan interior and the terrace into one continuous rectangular space. Slim iron columns are used to allow unrestricted views and maximum openness.