Summer House Renovation In Mykonos Island

Summer House Renovation In Mykonos Island

ARP - Architecture Research Practice
Mykonos Island, Cyclades, Greece | View Map
Project Year
Private Houses
Yiannis Hadjiaslanis
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
Architectural lighting – LimburgBEGA
Kitchen taps - EosFranke Home Solutions
Plugs and switches – 1930 SERIESBerker
Bathroom fixtures - FLY seriesNEVE RUBINETTERIE
Kitchen appliances Smeg

Product Spec Sheet
Architectural lighting – Limburg
Kitchen taps - Eos
Plugs and switches – 1930 SERIES
by Berker
Bathroom fixtures - FLY series
Kitchen appliances
by Smeg

Summer House Renovation In Mykonos Island

ARP - Architecture Research Practice as Architects

The project deals with the renovation of a 30-year-old vacation house located in Mykonos island.


The existing house sits on a typical mykonian rock with unobstructed views towards the port, the old town and the sunset. It has gradually grown through the years with several additions and extensions of rooms leading to a charming but complex assembly of spaces. Although it has many picturesque qualities, due to its organic growth, it lacks good circulation and a hierarchy of interior and exterior spaces.


Our design objective was to intervene and punctually rearrange some of the interior and exterior spaces to render them more usable while respecting the Cycladic character of the house. The property is planned to be seasonally rented, so aspects of publicness were important parameters we had to take into consideration.


Our strategy was that of acupuncture; we focused on small changes with maximum impact. By extending the public spaces and consolidating terrace levels and smaller rooms into bigger ones, we introduced hierarchy and provided for a wider variety of private and public spaces to accommodate different visitor scenarios.


Certain elements of the house were kept and expanded while classic materials were introduced, creating a well-balanced combination of vernacular and minimalist architecture.  The existing wooden ceilings, rough-textured walls, carved doors and stone floors in the exterior were kept and complimented with terrazzo floors in the interior, a fresh, aqua color for the timber windows and shutters and Naxos and Pendelikon marble detailing in the bathrooms and kitchen.


Material Used :
1. BEGA - Architectural lighting – Limburg
2. BERKER - Plugs and switches – 1930 SERIES
3. NEVE - Bathroom fixtures - FLY series
4. FRANKE - Kitchen taps - Eos
5. SMEG - Kitchen appliances 

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