Stretched along the contours of a hill in Korakia Naxos, overlooking Paros island across the sea and the nearby villages, this vacation house is nestled in the rocky landscape. Some rocks are retained and are included in the design. The building consists of two longular elements, one placed higher than the other, covered with green roofs, planted with local flora. Both of them follow the contour lines of the ground, creating the feeling of a single flow, but the top volume pivots towards the view and the optimal sun orientation.
The bend reveals the external areas with the swimming pool and both the pivot point and small planted alcoves within the longular shape of the upper building provide shading in the interior.
From the main entrance a path is created along the backside of the house, between the building and the hill. Here one reaches the main house with living and sleeping areas. Below, under the green roof, a guesthouse is hidden and further up is the roof terrace overlooking the Naxos bay, reached by steps carved in the landscape’s rocks.
“the volumes follow the contour lines of the ground, creating the feeling of a single flow, but the top volume pivots towards the view and the optimal sun orientation”
“the pivot point and small planted alcoves within the longular shape of the upper building provide shading in the interior”
Naxos island, Greece
2020, under design development
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