House In Kea Is A Concrete Residence Developed All Around Oak Trees On A Greek Isle

Architects Marina Stassinopoulos and Konstantios Daskalakis have slotted a home with 3 courtyards about existing oak trees on the Greek island of Kea (+ slideshow).

House in Kea by Stassinopoulos and Daskalakis

Athens-based Stassinopoulos and Daskalakis collaborated on the layout of Property in Kea, which nestles towards the hillside to generate a minimal imprint on the landscape but also gives residents views out to sea.



The building is organised above just one storey, which means it barely rises over the inclining ground level. Rooms are contained inside many rectilinear volumes, surrounded by the numerous courtyards and terraces.

House in Kea by Stassinopoulos and Daskalakis

Stassinopoulos explained: “The characteristic features of the web site and the island’;s standard creating practices – without having a historicist attitude – are the recognisable venture components: the maintenance of the present flora, the restructuring of the site’;s terracing and the organisation of the residence with volumes which are either independent or type an intermediate gap.”

House in Kea by Stassinopoulos and Daskalakis

Stone walls frame the residence, delivering the 2 a backdrop and a steady ground footing.

All around these, the architects produced a long and narrow residence with a residing room and 2 bedrooms orientated towards the see.

House in Kea by Stassinopoulos and Daskalakis

The principal entrance is situated at the rear and sits inside of a sunken terrace, accessed by means of a gently declining staircase.

This implies residents are 1st greeted with a see of the roof, rather than a facade.

House in Kea by Stassinopoulos and Daskalakis

“The configuration of the flat roof corresponds to the program of the house, as it depicts the person volumes and the partnership between them,” said Stassinopoulos.

“It is also the primary facade of the building given that it is exposed in its entirety as one approaches.

House in Kea by Stassinopoulos and Daskalakis

3 courtyards are dotted about the strategy and every characteristic differing amounts of sun exposure.


The living space is sandwiched amongst the initial 2 – one is sheltered beneath the roof, although the other is shaded by the branches of a big oak tree.

House in Kea by Stassinopoulos and Daskalakis

The third and most exposed of the courtyards sits on the opposite side of the property at the finish of a lengthy corridor, making a private sun-bathing region for residents.

House in Kea by Stassinopoulos and Daskalakis

Concrete was utilised for the complete framework, and each internal and external surfaces existing a smooth cement finish that the architects declare was “with out a decorative intent”.

House in Kea by Stassinopoulos and Daskalakis

Bare concrete ceilings display the markings of their wooden formwork, while the kitchen presents a mixture of concrete and timber surfaces.

House in Kea by Stassinopoulos and Daskalakis

The 2 bedrooms both have their very own bathrooms. Framed on all sides by concrete, these volumes are somewhat taller than the rest of the creating and venture forward towards one more of the site’;s current trees.

House in Kea by Stassinopoulos and Daskalakis

Photography is by Yiorgis Yerolymbos.

House in Kea by Stassinopoulos and DaskalakisExploded axonometric diagram – click for larger image
House in Kea by Stassinopoulos and DaskalakisSite prepare – click for larger image
House in Kea by Stassinopoulos and DaskalakisFloor strategy – click for bigger image
House in Kea by Stassinopoulos and DaskalakisSection – click for larger image

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