Best Implemented Project of Private Residence

About the project
The main goal for this project was to experiment with alternative forms, au lieu of the archetypical Cycladic Architecture model (Greek Islands) yet respecting all the basic elements that comprise its character, always taking into consideration the amazing scenery that would host this new addition.
When one thinks of the Greek Islands and its vernacular architecture, scattered and stacked white boxes come to mind. The first step was to challenge this morphological preconception by imagining the main facades (front and back) of the house being formed as “xerolithies”. They start low and gradually develop a sufficient height for a house. They move gently closer and away of the slope and independently from one another, forming spaces in between them. To achieve this, all the functions of the house were placed sequentially making it long and narrow. The walls have a lightness that seem like they were affected by the strong Cycladic winds, like «ribbons in the air». To complete the "xerolit

Serifos island, Greece

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Applicant and authors of the project
Sinas Architects
Award-winning Architectural Design studio based in Athens, Greece, founded by George Sinas in 1996.Whether it’s with meditation music filling the air or Beethoven’s 5th (disco version), the team of talented and creative young professionals, with a collective experience that covers a wide variety of projects, joins forces to make it all possible. 
Architects George Sinas, Maria Mamoura, Olga Ktena

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Photography by Yiorgos Kordakis