House on the Island of Andros Greece

House on the Island of Andros, Greece

by LWW on January 13, 2011

This white modern home is billed as a summer house, but Klab Architects made sure that the elegant space adequately reflects the beauty of Greece’s changing seasons. The property’s unique positioning on a terrace of cypress trees forced the designers to approach this project from a different angle because the difficulty of the job increased by the property’s proximity to a Neo Classical village.

The courtyard-like appearance of the House in Andros happened to be inspired by traditional Greek monasteries: open and spacious for the most part but with a protected inner core. The land was so dominating that designers had to dream up a floor plan that weaved between the trees so that the landscape could remain as preserved as possible. Unique terraced landscaping frames the pool-surrounded house on land dotted by lemon and olive trees: another manifestation of the harmony between inhabitant and nature.

The fact that geography and local restrictions converged could have never been luckier for an architect- this home brings out the best of traditional Medieval Greek architecture while combining it with the modern design tastes of the owners.

The unexpected compositions and contrasts found within the architecture of the House in Andros create a visually exciting piece of perfectly honest design nestled within the serene island countryside.

via: dezeen

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