aristides dallas architects adds concrete cube to the existing stonework of this greek house

Located in Triantaros, on the Greek island of Tinos, this home by Aristides Dallas Architects features a cube of light-colored concrete that hovers over the existing brickwork. The project combines traditional and contemporary architectural features while at the same time making the distinction between old and new clear. A horizontal opening is formed between the existing and the new structure, which was developed as a transparent zone that brings in natural light and frames the view of the horizon.Image by Evelyn Foskolou

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In search of the least possible interference with the overall landscape, Aristides Dallas Architects developed a contemporary, but critically traditional house that integrates a concrete cube harmoniously into the existing stone mass. The residence is based on the traditional architecture of the Tinos dovecotes – the fortress-like stone structures that can be found around the island. “The residence offers contemporary architectural vocabulary in a harmonious blend of traditional and modernist features of the Greek landscape.” explains the studio.Aristides Dallas Architects is adding a concrete cube to the existing masonry of this Greek houseImage by Evelyn Foskolou

The horizontal opening is between the existing old and new structure and forms a point where the outer shell ends. It also develops a transparent zone, offers a lot of natural light for the interiors and frames the view of the horizon. At the same time, a large square opening breaks out of the stone structure in front of the living room. This opening acts as a screen that clears the view and at the same time forms a small berm (outdoor living room) in the courtyard. “This is the point where the” inside “connects with the” outside “.” says Aristides Dallas.Aristides Dallas Architects is adding a concrete cube to the existing masonry of this Greek houseImage by George MessaritakisAristides Dallas Architects is adding a concrete cube to the existing masonry of this Greek houseImage by Evelyn Foskolou

Aristides Dallas Architects is adding a concrete cube to the existing masonry of this Greek house

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