H_orizon

H_orizon

Architect
VOIS architects
Location
Antiparos, Greece | View Map
Project Year
2016
Category
Private Houses
Athina Souli

H_orizon

VOIS architects as Architects

The summer house was designed by VOIS architects in 2012. The name, “H_orizon”, derives from the two basic elements of the design. “H” constitutes the configuration of the building that resembles the shape of the letter, where the main volumes expand symmetrically along the axis SW - SE. “Orizon”, from the aim of the design and the need of the house to remain in continuous connection to the open “orizon”. Through the void, created between the two main volumes, a frame is created that captures the perpetual energy and alternating images of the sea horizon. This element remains as a focal point of the house that concentrates on daily family activity and movements of the natural scenery. At the same time it is the point from which the viewpoints begin and extend.

photo_credit Athina Souli
Athina Souli

The house emerges from the landscape and the landscape evolves linearly as an extension of the house. The entrance to the house happens through an extended pathway that is surrounded by an inclined plane. The gradual walk leads the visitor towards the main living area. The seating area is created on a recessed level in order to allow for unobscured views.

photo_credit Athina Souli
Athina Souli

The bedrooms and supporting areas are situated in a balanced manner on each side of the main axis. The pool situated in front of the living area follows the linear direction towards the horizon emerging the blue surfaces of the water.

photo_credit Athina Souli
Athina Souli
photo_credit Athina Souli
Athina Souli
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