The two independent houses, which are intended for two close friends, one of whom is an engineer, share an undivided site in a winter resort settlement located 3 kilometres from Alexandria. One of the houses is occupied year round; the other is a seasonal residence.
Interior layouts are determined by the agglomeration of cubical or rectangular spaces surmounted by a brick dome or vault laid with cement mortar. The use of formwork (farma) is indicated as and innovation enabling the inexpensive construction of vaults and domes to any dimension. The clients an architect have chosen vaulted and domed spaces for the sense of airy spaciousness they provide. The architect describes the construction technique as suitable because it relies on the use of readily available local materials and because it is well-adapted to the climate.
Rounded or arched openings penetrate the exterior wall surfaces which are rendered in plaster. The immediate ground plane of each house is paved an intended for frequent outdoor use.
The construction is brick bearing walls on limestone block foundations; brick vaults and domes, cement mortar. Surface rendering interior and exterior in plaster; terracotta tile flooring and paving.