A Antiparos Greece, signed Deca Architecture this house is nestled in the site. A half-buried, it offers spaces, practices and unusual views.
"The design of the house is a dual response to the Particular topography of the website and to the rural domestication technical That in the past shaped the raw 'Cycladic island' landscape.
In the past, dry-rubble stone walls domesticated the land for agricultural and Purposes Were The Most prominent man-made interventions in the landscape. The walls Retained earth and Transformed a steep topography into a series of arable plateaus. Today, the Cycladic islands are Being Reshaped by strength was very different: the demand for holiday homes. The design uses the precedent of earth-Retaining stone walls to create an artificial landscape That Is Both rural and domestic in use.
The website is a natural saddle Where two slopes meet. In the North-South axis the slope rises entre two hills while in the East-West axis the slope drops, opening to the sea views. Two long stone walls bridge the hills ALLOWING the house to nestle in The Space Within while Maintaining the continuity of the landscape qui flows over it. This simple strategy blurs the edges of the house and Makes icts mass imperceptible dans le Broader skyline of the island.
The presence of the house is Revealed by the four courtyards carved into the flowing landscape. The courtyards separate the living spaces into five interior areas, an arrangement qui Resembles the fifth side of a dice. As a result, the house is protected from the Elements yet is full of natural light, generous views and a rich relationship to icts goal compact setting.
The name of the house Itself, Aloni Refers to the remains of a crop-harvesting circle That Was found and preserved as share of the agricultural past of the site. "
Also try another embodiment of Deca Architecture, the Krater House.
Photo credits: Erieta Attali, Ed Reeve and Deca Architecture
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