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Bobotis+Bobotis Architects' stone villas frame views towards the sea on the Kea island in Greece
Greece Architecture News - Jun 23, 2021 - 09:34 5108 views
Named 3 Villas In Kea, the complex, consists of two private guest villas and wellness villa, takes inspiration from the island's rugged landscape.
Situated overlooking the sea, these buildings were designed to blend into the surrounding area with minimal impact. Offering different uses in its program, each building is designed based on the same design principles.
As the studio explains, natural light becomes the key element in design and is optimised through open interiors yet a focus remains throughout on ensuring a sense of privacy and retreat for guests.
Rendered on inclined land, the houses are connected both by a circular road that allows for easy travel around the three buildings, and also through a series of semi-underground stone tunnels that enable guests to move seamlessly between the buildings.
For each building, these tunnel doors open onto striking views of the Aegean. The complex also includes a small amphitheatre for cinema screenings during the summer months.
Throughout the exterior and interior, the architects aimed to put an emphasis on nature. Each building is made of local stone, and the building facades blend into the wider environment.
In addition, cycladic plants have been planted across each of the roofs to further emphasise this holistic approach, while olive trees and wildflowers surround the perimeter.
Inside, the studio created a natural color-palette that balances inside and outside language. Each bedroom offers a view of the sea, while gardens are set at the back of the buildings where they can be protected from the wind.
Bobotis+Bobotis Architects was founded by Theofanis Bobotis and Lukas Bobotis in Athens. The firm produces projects in various types and scales in Greece and abroad ranging from residential to commercial to cultural projects.
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