ΕΣΩ 2022 _ Meet the Speakers | "Landscapes of cohabidation" in Antiparos island, Cyclades, Greece | Landscape architecture by doxiadis+

Doxiadis+ office took over the landscape architecture of a development of 30 villas in Antiparos, Greece, titled Landscapes of Cohabitation. The site strategy resulted from a careful examination of the natural and historic elements structuring the site.

Thomas Doxiadis, founder of “Doxiadis+” office, will be among the “Environmental & Cultural Narratives” panel speakers at this year’s ΕΣΩ conference that will take place on the 15th of June. 

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-text by the architects

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How to construct on starkly beautiful Cycladic landscapes without destroying them? This project necessitated placing a rich program (roads, large villas, swimming pools, terraces, infrastructure) on a very sensitive site.

The site strategy resulted from a careful examination of the natural and historic elements structuring the site: the hills which define an amphitheatrical area, the seasonal streams, the large juniper trees, the seasonal frigana vegetation, the pezoules (agricultural terraces) and the xerolithies (dry stone walls).

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The site strategy consisted of re-establishing and extending the pezoula system, and using it as a skeleton on which other elements attach.

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The vegetation strategy consisted of planting dense mediterranean vegetation close to the houses, and progressively dispersing it out towards the landscape in order to allow the indigenous plants to re-establish and create a seamless transition between maintained and natural areas.

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The scope includes site masterplaning and location of main infrastructure, through to construction documents and construction supervision. Elements designed included retaining walls, parking areas, landscape paving, landscape lighting, earthworks and vegetation.

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Credits & Details

Architects: doxiadis+ Architects and Landscape Architects

Project Title: Landscapes of Cohabitation

Project Location: Antiparos, Greece

Area: 300000 m2

Date: 2000-present

Scope: Site Planning, Master Planning, Landscape Architecture

Photography: Clive Nichols, Cathy Cunlife


Thomas Doxiadis, founder of “Doxiadis+” office, will be among the “Environmental & Cultural Narratives” panel speakers at this year’s ΕΣΩ conference that will take place on the 15th of June. 

Book your tickets here!


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