Latitude/Longitude: 36.9857, 25.1691
The plot is located at the island of Paros in the Cyclades. It has orientation in the big side Southwestern with view to the sea. The project concerns a summer house with hostels and a pool. The place of the residence is to benefit of the view to the Aegean Sea. The houses volumes are placed on a shaped layout with a central courtyard as according to traditional prototypes. The central courtyard organises the operations, creating a central core in direct report to the uses around it. Using the elements of the Cycladic Architecture, we designed a building that is adjusted to the landscape, split in different levels. In this way the adaptation of the building to the landscape is harmonious and the volume of the central residence is the least possible. The building from the eastern side is almost entirely adjusted to the ground. The architecture is subjugated in the landscape and at the same time is using the intense Cycladic light to elect a particular morphology using as background the arid landscape and the endless blue.
Contributed by REACT Architects
⇒ Architecture Guide to PARIKIA