Location: Antiparos Island
State: 2007_Competition Proposal
Concept: Restricted Density in an Exposed Scarcity
The configuration of this house was based on the complexity of the site’s topography and the very restrictive planning regulations. The aim was to create a very defined “recessed-protected” area for new possibilities, a “crack of inhabitation. The “crack” is a distorted strip of land that creates a protected zone within the exposed environment of the peninsula, where variable functions can take place. The “crack” from far, seems as a cut in the ground of the peninsula, where life and green emerge .The built elements consist of volumes of stones extruded from the ground. In between water and green elements are revealed.
It has a beginning and an end; within its boundaries the user experiences a series of elements. Private and public activities are of equal importance to the users .There is a compact area of activities where the main house is located, an independent guest house surrounded by a garden and an exposed point where an isolated observatory room is positioned. Throughout its length the orientation and views change in order to experience the most of this open horizon. The crack is the only intervention in the peninsula, the rest remains untouched.