The summer house was designed by VOIS architects in 2012. The name, “H_orizon”, derives from the two basic elements of the design.
“H” constitutes the configuration of the building that resembles the shape of the letter, where the main volumes expand symmetrically along the axis SW – SE. “Orizon”, from the aim of the design and the need of the house to remain in continuous connection to the open “orizon”.
Through the void, created between the two main volumes, a frame is created that captures the perpetual energy and alternating images of the sea horizon.
The house emerges from the landscape and the landscape evolves linearly as an extension of the house. The entrance to the house happens through an extended pathway that is surrounded by an inclined plane. The gradual walk leads the visitor towards the main living area.
The seating area is created on a recessed level in order to allow for unobscured views. The bedrooms and supporting areas are situated in a balanced manner on each side of the main axis.
The pool situated in front of the living area follows the linear direction towards the horizon emerging the blue surfaces of the water.
Facts & Credits:
Architects: VOIS Architects
Design Team: Sinanioti Fania, Vordoni Katerina, Georgiou-Richter Martha
Project Year: 2012
Location: Antiparos island, Greece – Google Maps Location
Photographer: Erieta Attali & Athina Souli (Cover photo: Erieta Attali)
Landscape Architect: ECOSCAPES
Construction: Doriki Techniki
List of suppliers:
Light Design: HALO
Bathroom fittings: Dornbracht
Hardware: Pien boon for formani
Ceiling fan: Boffi