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Subterranean Private Villa in Antiparos / Tsolakis Architects

Subterranean Private Villa in Antiparos / Tsolakis Architects

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Paros, Greece
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Text description provided by the architects. The project refers to a vacation house which is developed in multiple levels, on a steep slope on the island of Antiparos. Οriented towards the East, the plot offers a direct view to the island of Paros, as well as visibility to the islands of Cyclades nearby.

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© George Messaritakis
Elevation
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The main idea is to integrate the building into the landscape. The variant volumes in combination with the subterranean parts of the house correspond to the concept of embracing the rocky topography. Thus, the fragments οf the design create a mild architectural intervention, emphasizing to the transformation of the terrainl.  Three subeterranean dwellings emerge through the design process.

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© George Messaritakis
© George Messaritakis
© George Messaritakis

The configuration of the façade has a dual content which refers both to the “primitive" and the "geometric" architectural gestures. The “primitive” responds to the project’s materiality and more specifically to the use of natural stone as an integration tool referring to the landscape. On the other hand, the "geometrical" design of the facade responds to the reinterpretation of the existing rock’s shape which is metaphorically transformed into the white plaster segments of the dwelling. Furthermore, the interchange between plaster and stone, imprinted on the façade, gives the feeling of a small-scale intervention, preserving the sense of traditional Cycladic architecture.

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The design emphasizes in the coexistence of the multiple functions of the complex. The sleeping areas are located both on the upper and middle level, while the living areas intervene between them. The swimming pools have been designed on the middle and lower lever of the complex.

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© George Messaritakis
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Section
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Τhe οutdoor staircases design provokes the connection of the different levels. Elements of transmittance and focal points are highlighted by the contiguous engravings and the footpaths into the architectural complex, while guiding the dweller to the swimming areas.

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© George Messaritakis
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Plan
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The design emphasizes the coherency of indoor and outdoor spaces. The construction of indoor atriums, the use of contemporary sliding frames, as well as the use of materials allies the  inside and outside. The interior of the subterranean  buildings is illuminated by elongated  slits in the ground, which mold a scenographic atmosphere on the inside. Pergolas and structural elements, fully integrate with the environment, while protecting the user from the sun and the strong wind of Cyclades. Τhe spatial design of this Cycladic shelter maximizes the user experience within the natural landscape of Antiparos.

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© George Messaritakis

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Cite: "Subterranean Private Villa in Antiparos / Tsolakis Architects" 07 Sep 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/967877/subterranean-private-villa-in-antiparos-tsolakis-architects> ISSN 0719-8884
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