HOUSES A·2 2014 - 2017

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description conversion of rental studios into two holiday residences
category residential, hospitality
location Paros, Greece
built area 500 m²
design team

Stephan Buerger, Demetra Katsota, Maria Chassioti, Georgios Kourakos, Klelia Siska

consultants

P. Panagiotopoulos & Associates (structural engineers), Clima Therma, D.P. Kryfos & Associates (m/e engineers), Greenways Hellas Landscape Architecture (landscape design)

model

Taras Diachun

site management

Stamatis Delavinias

photographs

Yiorgis Yerolymbos

client private
design year 2014
completion year 2017

The renovation and conversion of the former rental studios into two holiday residencies combines aesthetics, proportions and composition of cubic volumes, open spaces, repetition and standardization of openings, and materials, achieving a plasticity of form but also an architectural unity that respects Cycladic architecture, adopts to the landscape and responds to the demands of contemporary holiday living.

Each building complex is rearticulated as an assemblage of cubic volumes upon an articulated ‘base’ that ensures the harmonious adaptation into the landscape. At three meters above the 'base', a timber pergola with cantilevering slender beams creates shaded, comfortable and wind-protected areas, for lounging and sunbathing, showering, dining and food preparation ensuring all-day outdoor living.

The ‘private’ spaces are accommodated on the ground level facing south and taking advantage of the view towards the sea and the level access onto the ‘base’. A central, fully glazed common space is created as an extension of the outside but also as a continuation of the pergola, allowing the landscape to form a dynamic, alternating presence.

The common living, dining and kitchen areas as well as an independent guestroom are accommodated on the upper level taking advantage of the panoramic views from both the interior and the generous terraces. In-between the common spaces and the guestroom, a protected outdoor seating area with a barbecue is created.

For the unbuilt areas of ​​the plot, mild interventions and the intensification of the existing vegetation aim to keep the natural Cycladic landscape intact.


Title Year Type Locaction Country
HOUSES A·2 2014 residential, hospitality Paros Greece
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AS IF 2014 residential, research Mykonos Greece
HOUSE E 2016 residential Artemida Greece
UNIVERSITY LIBRARY GRAZ 2015 public Graz Austria
HOUSE T 2016 residential Antiparos Greece
HOUSE H 2012 residential Corfu Greece
KURA CULTURAL CENTRE 2013 public Mingachevir Azerbaijan
THREE SPACES 2013 exhibition Athens Greece
KUBAN RIVERSIDE HOTEL 2013 commercial, hospitality Krasnodar Russia
STUDENT STUDIOS THESSALONIKI 2017 residential Thessaloniki Greece
HOUSE A+B 2008 residential Paros Greece
COOP BANK HEADQUARTERS 2012 commercial Nicosia Cyprus
PX THREE CORNERS 2012 public Athens Greece
AUSTRIAN AMBASSADOR RESIDENCE 2013 residential Athens Greece
COASTAL DOMAINS 2017 exhibition Athens Greece
ANNENHEIM CUBES 2012 residential, hospitality Treffen Austria
FERLACH TECHNICAL SCHOOL 2016 public Ferlach Austria
CASPIAN SEA RESORT 2012 public, residential, masterplan, hospitality Baku Azerbaijan
6 VOIDS: PXATHENS 2012 exhibition Venice Italy
BELGIAN EMBASSY 2009 public Athens Greece
CAUCASUS CONFERENCE CENTRE 2012 public Qabala Azerbaijan
GERMAN SCHOOL ATHENS 2017 public Athens Greece
LAKE APARTMENTS 2012 residential Bodensdorf Austria
PX ATHENS 2012 public, masterplan Athens Greece
LARNACA AGORA 2011 public Larnaca Cyprus
NOVARA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 2018 public Vienna Austria
OFFICE A 2010 commercial Athens Greece
HBWBC SCHOOL 2010 public Vienna Austria
DASOUPOLI HIGH SCHOOL 2010 public Nicosia Cyprus
RATHAUSPARK 2009 public Vienna Austria
TOWNHOUSE K 2009 residential Nafplion Greece
VILLA W1 2008 residential Corfu Greece
HELLENIC PARLIAMENT 2008 research Athens Greece
KYRIAZI DEVELOPMENT 2008 commercial, residential Athens Greece
GERMAN DEVELOPMENT 2008 masterplan Sofia Bulgaria
SUPERSTORE V 2008 commercial Athens Greece
MELINA PAVILION 2007 exhibition Athens Greece
GLEISDORF DEVELOPMENT 2007 residential Gleisdorf Austria
HELEXPO PAVILION 2007 exhibition Thessaloniki Greece
VILLA S 2006 residential Vienna Austria
VERTICAL ATTICA 2006 masterplan, research Attica Greece
SCHLOSSMUSEUM 2006 public Linz Austria
EXHIBITION 102x 2006 exhibition Athens Greece
HOUSE M 2004 residential Athens Greece
SKYWALK BRIDGE 2004 public Vienna Austria
HELLENIKON PARK 2004 masterplan Athens Greece
DARNITSA DEVELOPMENT 2003 commercial Kiev Ukraine
TRANSITIONAL INTERSTICES 2003 residential Ano Liosia Greece