PROJECT DETAILS

Study: 2017-2020
Construction: 2020
Plot Area: 502.33 sq.m
Building Area: 89.00 sq.m

AWARDS

 

PUBLICATION 

ΚΤΙRΙΟ, www.ktirio.gr,   11/2020                                                                                                               

PROJECT CREDITS

Architects: Nikos Lykoudis, Ismene 
Papaspiliopoulou, Konstantinos Platyrrachos, Sofia Perpinia

Structural engineer: Ioannis Eythimiou

Site manager: Manolis Piperakis

Decoration: Manos Kypritidis

Photographer: George Anastasakis

PROJECT DESCRIPTION 

VACATION HOUSE IN LIVADIA CHANION
CHANIA CRETE

A clear rectangular shape, a box with solids and voids is the basic volume of this small house. Three tamarisk trees, point of breath and shadow, is the plot’s elevated boundary with the sea. Rocks, the blue of the water on the south and the rocky mountain on the north defines the free space. The pool, with a free form is defined by rocks of the area, like a continuation of the sea, as the waves fill in an alcove. The materials used, come from the local area, stone, metals painted on rust colour, chestnut woods, filler coatings on the outside walls, in a colour of the earth and grey on the inside, stone type slabs on the floor, brushed iroko on the frames. The exterior floor from traditional polished mortar and axed local stone. The stony exterior kitchen-oven «closes» the space of the exterior living space from the central entrance and completes the synthesis. A clear rectangular shape deck defines the exterior living room and ends up on a platform above the sea. The planting as an ending of the mountain above. The high chimney as a reference point of the house. A small vacation house, almost leaning on the sea, integrated into the landscape, in conversation with nature.