The sparse, untamed and dramatic local landscape was the starting point for this project. The jagged, textured rocks slope steeply to meet the southeastern Aegean sea forming two flatter areas or plateaus. The site is also uniquely characterised by the sparse vegetation and its amazing views. Just some of the spectacular things you can experience include the sunrise, the island of “Moira” and the windsurfers on the beach of Afiarti. The most interesting view starts from the ridge of the first plateau. This dramatic landscape is difficult to sculpt or form and strong winds make it difficult to cultivate. Every manmade alteration is visible, so rather than trying to make the house mimic the landscape we asked ourselves:
How to introduce a foreign object - a house -
into a dramatic landscape without altering
its character yet enhancing its qualities?
2015 - 2018
200 sq.m. / 2150 sq.ft
Team: Marie Kojzar