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Ochyrón House in Agia Galini, South Crete, Greece by Tzagkarakis + Associates

Project name:
Architecture firm:
Tzagkarakis + Associates
Agia Galini, South Crete, Greece
Tools used:
AutoCAD, SketchUp
Principal architect:
Tzagarakis Michalis, Eleutheria Sora
Design team:
Eleutheria Sora, Gina Danochristou
Built area:
300 m²
Site area:
2800 m²
Design year:
Completion year:
Eleutheria Sora
Concept - Design
Residential › House

Tzagkarakis + Associates: Precipice. Steep cliffs. Canyon. The basic elements for the design of this project. The slope of the plot is steep and the view to Agia Galini and the bay of Messara is unlimited. A project that stands like an "observatory" on top of the mountain, from which one can observe the surroundings.

Stone and closed volumes made of fair face concrete are the main features, each serving a specific purpose. The rubble wall touches the ground and symbolizes nature. The fair face concrete, violently protruding through the slope and nature, symbolizes the "point of view" of the observer, ready to absorb everything that happens in the surrounding area.

The well-protected concrete volumes transform the "observatory" into a protected, comfortable and at the same time modest "fortress".

By Liliana Alvarez

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