Mesaria House, in Santorini
Situated in Mesaria village in Santorini, this residence is following the traditional building philosophy with a contemporary approach.
The primary challenge of the project was to integrate the residence in the landscape.
White plaster walls run through the surrounding area and curve organically to define the levels and surfaces, to protect from the north wind, to direct the movements and to organize the common areas. In the ground level stone is used in order to provide an optical earthy base that the synthesis of white volumes is developed above.
The walls themselves create facades, gentle stairs and smaller courtyards, patios and courtyards for the rooms and the spa.
In the interior, the spaces are carved based on the plasticity and the removal of the traditional architecture and the use of natural rough materials. The Cycladic austerity and the natural light are enriched with the colors of the rocks of the island, intense black and bronze to highlight the organicity and the materiality of the forms.