TITLE Ι SUMMER HOUSE ON THE ISLAND OF SERIFOS
LOCATION Ι SERIFOS
TYPE Ι HOME
CLIENT Ι PRIVATE
ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN Ι lab.arCH
INTERIOR DECORATION Ι lab.arCH
YEAR Ι 2018
The project concerns the design of a 60m2 summer house on the island of Serifos.
The limited space and the rectangular layout were a challenge for the design, a barrier which was successfully overcome.
The created spaces of the house preserve one’s privacy while remain in contact with the outdoor area,at the same time. The bathroom and the kitchen were located in the center of the house, while in the northern and southern parts of the house the bedroom and the living room respectively, thus maintaining the natural lighting and visual lanes in the two main areas of the house and also separating, at the same time, functions clearly.
Although the house has only one bedroom, with the construction of the two lofts, one in the living room and the other one in the bedroom, we have made the most of the existing height, delivering two additional functional spaces that are suitable both for accommodating four additional persons and for storage.
The design of the summer house obeys the simple but unique lines of the Cycladic architecture, with a modern, fresh look. The absolute domination of the white color throughout the houses in Cyclades was faithfully adopted in our case ,too, , with the white color being the leader in every space of the home.
Sculpted, rough surfaces give a sense of stability and durability in space and time. Both Cycladic-type openings and cupboards in the living room and the decoration of the parasol, which is reminiscent of a pigeon, aim to highlight the island style, but also to emphasize the plasticity of the materials.