Transforming the front-yard of an apartment building into an ideal garden


fountain, water garden

Opsis architects have redesigned the lot of an apartment building in Athens. 

The project suggests an alternative way to upgrade visually and functionally a common front yard of a multi – storey building.

garden street

front-yard of an apartment building

The current proposal aims to combine outdoor activities and uses, such as parking space, barbeque, outdoor dining and living-room, pedestrian entrance to the building, and at the same time to insert and highlight the natural elements (water, plants, ground). 

lot of an apartment biolding

landscape architecture

The building was rotated 45 degrees in relation to the shape of the lot and this particular feature determined the design of the garden, creating diagonal perspectives and an interesting circulation between the "outdoor rooms". 

fountrain, garden design, water in garden

entrance garden

The architectural proposal, apart from the aesthetic enhancement sough mainly to be functional and to combine as many outdoor activities as possible, such as parking places, a barbeque and an outdoor dining room. 

entrance garden, shelter

The dominant elements of the garden are the water, the earth and the planting. 

entrance outer, tubs plants

Antigoni Mantsiou & Panagiota Chaliazi (Opsis architects) have graduated from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and own a master degree in landscape architecture. They have more than 10 years of experience in building construction and design and in landscape architecture. 

city garden design


barbeque garden

landscape architecture drawings


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