Residential Architecture: Emasies House on Andros Island by Klab Architecture: “..on a south-facing slope amongst a wealth of cypress, lemon, olive and oak trees, the residence both enjoys the surrounding natural landscape and adheres to the style mandated by the neoclassical village that defines its perimeter. conceptually echoing the greek monastery, the dwelling contains views towards the sea from an open courtyard sheltered by a fabric canopy, collectively placed atop a protective retaining wall made of stacked stone. two volumes connected by an inclined circulation ramp make up the main edifice, while two more satellite structures provide a storage room and guest home hidden further within the trees. opposing the small windows of the traditional masonry construction, large panes of glazing open the relationship between the interior and exterior provide an entirely differing experience. the swimming pool acts as a gathering space for the family in the summertime, while the fireplace becomes the hearth during the colder winter nights..” Truly lovely site, ample glazing, interesting fenestration, geometry, volumes; stone, sun..
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image: courtesy of klab architects; article: Designboom