Alfa Vagia Seashore Homes / Zapantiotis Fotis Related Architects
Textual content description supplied by the architects. The examine considerations the completion of three distinct trip residences in an current advanced positioned at Vagia Seashore in Serifos. The intervention revolved across the reinstatement of the connection between the buildings and the pure reduction, as they’d initially been constructed at a better degree than permitted, with a view to keep away from the excessive water desk within the space. Consequently, the bottom flooring remained minimize off from the encompassing atmosphere, whereas the buildings appeared starkly indifferent and uncovered in relation to the pure terrain.
The appreciable peak distinction was scaled in direction of the seashore via two successive lowerings, aiming to enhance the view of the advanced from the ocean. The bottom degree of every residence responds to a primary, same-level, shaded terrace, earlier than ending at a lower-level wider terrace, oriented in direction of the West and the view.
The western terraces both operate as retaining partitions, within the type of strong, cube-shaped formations, or lead, as a slab, to the dry stone retaining partitions surrounding the entire composition. The usage of bush-hammered sand-colored concrete for the terraces offers the sense of a strong, pure materials optimizing their integration into the pure panorama.
The intervention then centered on the creation of intermediate areas, internal patios, and parts that have been absent from the preliminary examine, however are thought-about crucial for the right operate and use of summer time residences.
Filtering public motion in direction of the inside, this transitional area gives the residences with a further out of doors place, an introspective patio that’s very important for the customers’ social life, which is a typical facet of Cycladic structure. Every residence thus acquires its personal enclosure, with internal patios, intermediate areas, and open terraces aligned with the view.
The aspect of “linear wall” varieties the patios. The linear partitions are constructed from native dry stone, following the design axes of the three residences, to reinstate the notion of a “onerous boundary” that was absent from the preliminary design. The stone wall boundary, with its fulls and voids, is articulated on the rear a part of the residences, functioning each as safety towards the sturdy winds of the realm, but in addition as a major filter separating the general public from the personal area of the homes, thus guaranteeing the mandatory privateness for the person.
The aspect of water via a fountain is used on the middle of a standard courtyard that turns into a reference level for the advanced. Shifting from the central entrance barely upwards throughout the surrounding space, the walker steadily acquires a view of the area, intensifying the aspect of shock, to finish up at this lower-level courtyard positioned centrally within the composition, the place all motion initiates.
The axes of motion, linear partitions, planting, water parts, and seating areas develop into the first compositional parts, dynamically contrasting the brand new additions with the pre-existing constructing shells. The supplies, native stone, and concrete coloured by purple sand from the excavations and steel constructions combine the advanced into the encompassing atmosphere and function a reference to Serifos’ mining custom.