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The Edge Summer Houses / React Architects

  • 01:00 - 21 May, 2012
The Edge Summer Houses / React Architects
The Edge Summer Houses / React Architects, © Elias Chandelis
© Elias Chandelis

© Elias Chandelis © Elias Chandelis © Elias Chandelis © Elias Chandelis +33

  • Architects

  • Location

    Cyclades, Greece
  • Architects

     React Architects - Yiorgos Spiridonos, Natasha Deliyianni
  • Project Manager

    Yiorgos Spiridonos, Architect
  • Civil Engineer

    MFP consulting engineers
  • Mechanical Study

    Gregoriades Dimitris, Mechanical Engineer
  • Plot Area

    9000 m2
  • Area

    450.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

 Purpose of the study is to design two summer homes with guest houses, overlooking the sea and neighboring island of Antiparos. The residences located on the highest point of the lot. The courtyards constitute the conjunctive element of residences. Wide stairs lead to landings in the large viewing "plateaus", traversing indoors and outdoors spaces. Planting is enhanced on roofs and intermediate yards.

© Elias Chandelis
© Elias Chandelis

In the north and south sides of houses openings only appear in courtyards. The east side is dominated by planting with local vegetation and the sight of the transverse walls.

© Elias Chandelis
© Elias Chandelis

The basic principles of the whole design procedure are: The use of the archetypal form of the wall element familiar in Cycladic landscape, sometimes used as a limit and sometimes as an element of habitation. Adaptation to the environment and dissolution of boundaries between lived and natural spaces. Integration of the interior of the building with the courtyards, the accesses and the stairs.

© Elias Chandelis
© Elias Chandelis

The split of bigger volumes with small movements to create courtyards sheltered from the strong northerly winds. In the courtyards mulberries are planted to provide shade. Back yards exist through the whole project and through the large openings viewing to the sea is possible. To avoid the design of a single plane facade. Elongated openings piercing the transverse walls to set the sights and to create spaces with visual continuity.

© Elias Chandelis
© Elias Chandelis

The creation of a residential complex which leaves intact the natural landscape and adapts to the slope of the plot, so that the east side is almost buried. The use of intense Cycladic light. Shades of blue and intense shadows dominate the views created while moving trough walls, spaces and landscape. The building is transformed into a viewing machine.

© Elias Chandelis
© Elias Chandelis
Cite: "The Edge Summer Houses / React Architects" 21 May 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/235872/the-edge-summer-houses-react-architects/>
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31 Comments

sahar · May 17, 2013

it has solace.

Carlos Diaz C. · August 31, 2012

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Victoria Koumaridou · August 28, 2012

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john bacic · May 24, 2012

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Carlos Diaz C. · May 24, 2012

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Renaud Charest · May 22, 2012

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Christian · May 22, 2012

Luis Barragan keeps living.

Spacer Nix · May 22, 2012

Bravo!

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