Project: Aloni House
Space: Antiparos Island, Greece
Space: 2,551 sq feet
Photos by: Erieta Attali
Aloni Dwelling by decaARCHITECTURE
decaARCHITECTURE, a Greek architecture studio, hold designed the Aloni Dwelling on the Greek island of Antiparos. This strange jam takes ultimate thing about rustic, energy-atmosphere right affords that allow the home to blend in with the rugged terrain of the serene Mediterranean panorama that it’s surrounded by.
The valley on which the Aloni Dwelling is positioned affords pleasing views of the wing even supposing it’s constructed with a low profile, consisting of two stone partitions connected by an impressive green roof.
The make of the home is a dual response to the categorical topography of the web page and to the agricultural domestication systems that beforehand fashioned the raw ‘Cycladic island’ panorama.
Within the past, dry-rubble stone partitions domesticated the land for agricultural capabilities and hold been basically the most prominent man-made interventions in the panorama. The partitions retained earth and transformed a steep topography true into a chain of arable plateaus. At the present time, the Cycladic islands are being reshaped by a if reality be told diversified power: the ask for holiday properties. The make makes employ of the precedent of earth-conserving stone partitions to provide an man made panorama that is both rural and home in employ.
The obtain web page is a pure saddle where two slopes meet. Within the North-South axis the slope rises between two hills while in the East-West axis the slope drops, opening to the ocean views. Two lengthy stone partitions bridge the hills allowing the home to nestle in the gap internal while asserting the continuity of the panorama which flows over it. This straightforward technique blurs the edges of the home and makes its mass imperceptible internal the broader skyline of the island.
The presence of the home is printed by the four courtyards carved into the flowing panorama. The courtyards separate the living spaces into 5 interior areas, an blueprint which resembles the fifth facet of a dice. As a result, the home is obliging from the facets but is stuffed with pure light, beneficiant views and a compact however rich relationship to its atmosphere.
The name of the home itself, Aloni, refers back to the remains of a reduce-harvesting circle that was as soon as figured out and preserved as piece of the agricultural past of the web page.