Aiming at the natural landscape’s least possible intervention while having as a priority the ground’s slope restoration, a buried development of the house seemed as a natural choice in the initial synthetic process for reasons of integration, but also to serve the owners’ needs. The design was oriented towards a linear development which penetrates the ground, providing an unobstructed view and access to the exterior space from any area of the house.
In terms of form, the house is divided based on its respective uses into two wings, on both sides of the entrance’s the axis, which unfolds from the house’s underground level into its ground level. The living, dining room and kitchen are located in the East section, while in the west section, one can find the bedrooms with their private bathrooms.
The use of large sliding doors in the house’s facade, contribute experientially to the panoramic views of the Moni island and the Saronic Gulf, while unifying visually and spatially the interior with the exterior. In the planted roof with the ground’s natural slope, vertical voids are created for lighting and ventilation purposes.
The choice of Aeginian stone, which is a characteristic material of traditional Aeginian architecture, in the form of dry stone wall, fits harmoniously into the natural landscape. This dry-stone zigzag of the facade, forms the house’s spaces, in a dialogue of textures and colors with the solid cantilever of exposed concrete that holds the upper level’s natural ground.