Vacation house on Syros Island

Vacation house on Syros Island

Architect
Katerina Valsamaki Architects
Location
SYROS, Greece | View Map
Project Year
2002
Category
Private Houses
Konstantinos Thomopoulos

Vacation house on Syros Island

Katerina Valsamaki Architects as Architects

The small 130sqm vacation house is located at the eastern part of Syros in the area of Manna, Sklipi, and was designed for a three-member family. The design focused on integrating the building with the landscape and thus the three volumes of the building were organized around three walls made of local stone, similar to that found in the nearby slopes. The irregular outline of the site as well as the view, dictated the almost linear development of the ground plan, in the centre of which the living spaces are developed, while flanking the latter are the sleeping areas. The rhythmical repetition of the openings that were created instead of large openings - which are prohibited by the building regulations - as well as the uniform use of the same material both inside and outside, reinforce the visual connection with the surroundings. The tall, narrow openings with the wooden shutters and the proportions of the building refer to the neoclassical mansions of the island’s main city.


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