ROCKSPLIT house

Kéa, Egeo, Grecia
Architect
  • Faidra Matziaraki
  • Victor Gonzalez Marti
  • Betty Tsaousi ( Architect stage A)
Interior Design
Landscape Design
Builder
  • Nikos Zoulamopoulos
Photographer
  • Dimitris Kleanthis
Location
  • Kéa, Egeo, Grecia
  • Structure
  • House (Single Residence)
  • Type
  • Modern
  • Square Feet
  • 492.126
  • Bedrooms
  • 3
  • 3
  • The steep ground and the plot’s narrow dimensions determine the pronounced and gradient form of the building which rises from the mountain and over the valley of Poisses, to finally balance itself with the surrounding traditional dwellings and the natural context.

    The secondary home of a family of four, spreads through 3 volumes which clearly can defined as the seating & kitchen volume, the circulation tower and the sleeping & storaging volume. The principal material chosen is the locally quarried stone, carefully crafted against the horizontal micro-cement surfaces.

    The experience of the Cycladic landscape is the design’s main concern expressed through the spatial evolution and relationship of the building with the dramatic land. This is achieved through the traditional method of construction called “kotounto”, a dry, humid-free space between the rock and the building. In such a way, the external spaces, a continuous perimetrical ‘kotoundo’ makes the building sometimes trying to break away from the rock and sometimes to reconcile with it.

    Apart from this traditional tecnique of which is principlally used to drain the waters coming from the mountains, leaving walls and foundations dry, the house includes in its design an under-floor heating installation which is generated by the solar heaters installed in the roof. The cooling is achieved from cross ventilation and also an additional under-floor cooling is provided. Finally, the rainwater is collected in the 3 rooftops and stored in an underground reservoir.

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    Double terrace views Photo  of ROCKSPLIT house modern home

    Double terrace views

    Modern home with Outdoor, Back Yard, Desert, Small Patio, Porch, Deck, and Wood Patio, Porch, Deck. Exterior eating area with views towards the valley Photo 2 of ROCKSPLIT house

    Exterior eating area with views towards the valley

    East facade : entrance, stair case and bedrooms volumes Photo 3 of ROCKSPLIT house modern home

    East facade : entrance, stair case and bedrooms volumes

    South East elevation Photo 4 of ROCKSPLIT house modern home

    South East elevation

    West elevation & gorund floor plan Photo 5 of ROCKSPLIT house modern home

    West elevation & gorund floor plan

    Rain water collection rooftop & terraces Photo 6 of ROCKSPLIT house modern home

    Rain water collection rooftop & terraces

    Modern home with Outdoor, Hardscapes, Grass, Boulders, and Concrete Patio, Porch, Deck. 3D Render Photo 7 of ROCKSPLIT house

    3D Render

    Modern home with Staircase and Concrete Tread. Interior Staircase Photo 8 of ROCKSPLIT house

    Interior Staircase

    saving energy diagram Photo 9 of ROCKSPLIT house modern home

    saving energy diagram

    Modern home with Dining Room, Chair, Table, Pendant Lighting, and Concrete Floor. Kitchen area Photo 10 of ROCKSPLIT house

    Kitchen area

    Location plan Photo 11 of ROCKSPLIT house modern home

    Location plan

    Modern home with Living Room, Bench, Coffee Tables, Concrete Floor, Standard Layout Fireplace, and Wood Burning Fireplace. Living area Photo 12 of ROCKSPLIT house

    Living area

    Summer night in a mediterranean island Photo 13 of ROCKSPLIT house modern home

    Summer night in a mediterranean island

    Modern home with Bath Room, Concrete Floor, Open Shower, Corner Shower, and Concrete Wall. Showeroom Photo 14 of ROCKSPLIT house

    Showeroom

    Upperfloor & staircase banister Photo 15 of ROCKSPLIT house modern home

    Upperfloor & staircase banister

    Cutting through the rock, upper bedroom terrace Photo 16 of ROCKSPLIT house modern home

    Cutting through the rock, upper bedroom terrace

    Ground floor patio Photo 17 of ROCKSPLIT house modern home

    Ground floor patio

    Modern home with Outdoor, Desert, and Boulders. Blended in the rock, south elevation Photo 18 of ROCKSPLIT house

    Blended in the rock, south elevation

    Eating area terraces Photo 19 of ROCKSPLIT house modern home

    Eating area terraces

    West elevation Photo 20 of ROCKSPLIT house modern home

    West elevation

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