John Kanakas House Symbiosis Double Residency
House Symbiosis Double Residency is Silver Design Award winner in 2023 - 2024 Architecture, Building and Structure Design Award Category.
House Symbiosis Double Residency

House Symbiosis is a double residency, designed to accommodate two sibling families seeking to foster close bonds while preserving individual privacy. The house responds to the evolving demands of contemporary living, emphasizing familial bonds and offering a nuanced balance between communal and individual living. The primary challenge involved navigating the delicate equilibrium between privacy and socialization for the two families. Architectural experimentation with geometry, spatial orientation, facades and volumetric massing address this challenge.

House Symbiosis Double Residency
John Kanakas House Symbiosis
John Kanakas Double Residency
John Kanakas design
John Kanakas design
John Kanakas

John Kanakas is a Greek-British Architect with Cypriot origins, born in Athens and lived more than a decade in London. Prior to founding Direction Architects, operating between Athens and London, he gained a vast experience, working at Zaha Hadid Architects and Foster + Partners. John received his Part 1, 2 & 3 from the Architectural Association and he is a registered and RIBA Chartered Architect in the UK and Greece. John is passionate about the relationship between architecture and society and how the built environment in relation to site specific conditions, cultural factors and local parameters influence our cities, our communities and the spaces we live in. His work operates at the intersection between architecture and philosophy, while in the same time they have a strong social character.

Direction Architects

Direction Architects is an international Architecture & Design practice. Our projects vary in program and scale, while approaching each one with the same sensibility and design ethos. Our strong formalistic approach creates unique experiential spaces.