HOUSE AT SAOURES APOLLONIA, SIPHNOS ISLAND I
Two basic principles were involved in the design of this house. The first was that the house would be divided into two separate activity units, two separate geometric forms that are somehow interlinked. The second compositional principle resulted in a level path parallel to the contours of the ground. This path acts as a backbone, connecting, separating, and at the same time organising various activity areas specified by the brief: closed, open-air or covered areas, always in relation to the plots trees.
This short path – approximately 15 m. long – creates the conditions for allocating the space to the various groups and ages that will live in the house, allowing them to be together or apart, depending on the circumstances.