HOUSE IN OXYLITHOS I, EUBOEA
The house is built on the steep slope of a hill facing the village of Oxylithos, near Kymi. It overlooks the coast and sea (Stomio) to the east, the village of Oxylithos to the north, the hinterland of Euboea to the west. The climate is generally rainy and in the summer the wind blows from the east.
Spaces include a sitting room with a fireplace, a sleeping corner, a kitchen and dining corner, a master bedroom incorporating a workstation, a bathroom and storage closet. During construction the plan developed to include in the houses semi-basement a guest house with en-suite bathroom and a storage space.
Spaces were designed in zones along an east-west direction, running parallel to the grounds slope and to that of winds blowing in the area.
Zones incorporate alternating open-air/semi-open-air and closed spaces. The latter have been grouped into two zones. The main one includes the sitting room with all its various corners (dining area, workroom), while the second one includes the master bedroom with the workstation, the bathroom and the storage closet.
Three zones of open-air or semi-open-air spaces alternate with zones of closed space; each having a different character and different orientation, and opening up to a different view. The main zone of open-air space includes the courtyard, which has the form of a balcony overlooking the view to the east, and an arboured space to the west with a table and benches all around.
Atelier 66: S. Antonakakis and D. Antonakakis