Plane House, Skiathos Residence, Greece Residential Development, Greek Architecture
Plane House, Greece
Greek Residential Development – design by K-STUDIO Architects
25 Jun 2013
Design: K-STUDIO, Architects
Location: Skiathos, Greece
Residence in Skiathos
Plane House is a new-build, family house of approximately 500sqm on the island of Skiathos, Greece.
Our brief was to create a summer escape for family and friends with the emphasis on laid-back, social living. Our aim for the project was to merge internal and external space, maximising the benefits of both and minimising the impact on the surrounding landscape.
To avoid volumes that split and dominate space, horizontal planes are inserted into the slope, immediately providing levels for sunbathing, sleeping and eating, and a vast, open area of shade. They cool and shade the space naturally, allowing the flow of sunlight and maintaining the stunning 270 degree view over the coastline. Space between the planes is defined by flexible panels and glazed screens. Designated cooking, eating and relaxation zones are offset from eachother providing cosiness without sacrificing openness
The pool is strategically placed to enjoy the view and create a Naturally ventilating cooling breeze over the terrace and into the house as the north wind flows uphill and over its surface. Photovoltaic panels power the pool mechanics and grey-water is recycled and used for irrigation, toilet flushing and fire extinguishing. The landscape is respected and continues over the green roof plane, creeps up along the site boundaries and penetrates vertically through the roof as existing trees stand in the space, undisturbed.
The powerful identity of the concrete planes creates a strong narrative on approaching the house from the coastal road that winds below. From a distance the planes are distinctively separated but as you draw nearer and approach the house from the side, the perspective alters closing the gap between them. On arrival and on entering the space they part once more, opening to reveal the breathtaking view and let the fresh air flow through.
Plane House images / information from K-STUDIO
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