The primitive hut is located on the eastern side of Mount Pelion, on top of a vast rock rising from the sea. Olive trees cover the greater site. The pre-existing small hut used to provide a seasonal shelter for the local workers during the harvest.
The complex designed consists of small structures, covered terraces, thresholds, verandas, a swimming pool, paths and low walls, all scattered on the dramatic landscape overlooking the Aegean Sea, unobtrusively organizing space.
The intervention aimed to be as mild and as discreet as possible. The main building is a small studio house resting on the rock and built out of local stone. This is linked with a small kitchen via a covered path. The veranda reaches to the rock’s edge, where it eventually fades out. The old hut is converted to a small guesthouse.
The structural simplicity and the cross-scaled unity of materials, from large-scale architectural gestures to small-scale domestic furnishing, complement it to the natural surroundings. Furthermore, the geometric coherence from inside to outside and vice versa is achieved with the use of successive openings along the main axis, while large stone paving and pathways attain the mild transition from natural rock to the built result.
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