Location: Andros Island
Team:Louis Barault, Katerina Karagianni
This holiday home is to be constructed in the area of Fellos in the northern part of Andros, a plot off the plan town, of total area 4.2 acres. Andros is an island with a strong bipolar character, with the southern part of relatively lush vegetation and dominated building typology of the main settlement, involving neoclassic elements, while the anhydrous northern part prevails the traditional Cycladic architecture. The plot is located on a slope and has uninterrupted views across the Bay of Selki facing west and away from the boundary of the sea about 500 meters. Also, a key local feature are the famous winds, ie the strong north - northeast wind which blows mainly during the summer months. The terrain is arranged in five terraces with housing to grow higher, in order to ensure the greatest possible distance from the local road and also to increase the range of views. The composition of the residence, consists of two primary components, the tower and the "makrinari", which both refer to traditional architecture incorporated into the basic spatial organization. The building consists of three volumes, which generate between them, leeward outdoor spaces. A 40cm thick perimetric wall of uncoated concrete with special treatment is the limit of the residence with the natural soil, which it also supports. The tower is a vertical element, that includes 2 independent functions from the rest of the house, the hostel and a workspace.
The main house consists of two volumes: the first hosts the living areas and the second hosts the bedrooms. The proportions and linear array of these volumes refer to the traditional "makrinari". Under one volume an underground level is developed which houses auxiliary spaces. Approaching the sheltered main entrance, there is the potential of sight of the strategically placed, outdoor pool area. The main level of the house is elevated on the same level as the basic exterior, which is dominated by the composite structure of shading, the connecting element of the three volumes.