Sterna Residence

Sterna Residence

Architect
Sterna
Location
Emporios, Greece | View Map
Project Year
2014
Category
Private Houses
Panos Kokkinias

Sterna Residence

Sterna as Architects

In a unique location within the medieval castle of Emporeios in the island of Nisyros comes Sterna Nisyros Residences. A new proposal fit for all lovers of eclectic residence, aesthetics and art. For everyone who wishes to spend his holiday in a quiet island of long history, which encourages introspection and strongly resists the intense commercialization and mass tourism. At the same time, Sterna Nisyros Residences aspires to become a meeting and socializing place for artists from Greece and all around the world. Through its art residency and exhibition programme, Sterna Art Project,


it attempts to provide an environment where contemporary creation will interact with the various aspects of Nisyros' unique environment. Emporeios epitomizes all the strong points of Nisyros. On the ridge of the island looking to Asia Minor and the other Dodecanese islands, it offers an impressive view of the volcano and invites visitors to discover its picturesque, chock - full of native vegetation, trails. The restoration Sterna Nisyros Residence I is a traditional two-storey house dating back to the mid 17th Century.


It collapsed, along with the rest castle of the knights after the devastating earthquake of 1933. It is the first house to be restored in the medieval castle of Pantoniki in Emporeios. The restoration owes its high level and preciseness to the research of photographic archives and to the few but significant structural and morphological findings of the excavation designed and restored by architect Giorgos Tsironis in cooperation with the owner. Restoring the authentic architecture of the building was achieved thanks to following the traditional building manner and using the genuine building materials. The house now has modern infrastructure, of high quality and minimalist aesthetics, and disposes of the biggest cistern in Emporeios, plus two more. House Parts The house is a two-storey building that covers an area of 128sq m.


The ground floor is an open room where the kitchen, the living room and working space are found. In the first floor, there are two spacious bedrooms and the bathroom. The house also features a 110sq m outdoor living space consisted of a 40sq m terrace with a big dining table and a 70sq m rooftop lounge area. In the following year, the gallery and the studio of Sterna Nisyros Residences will be fully restored and well equipped in order for more visitors to be able to enjoy the experience of living in Nisyros.

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