KTIMA KALLIENA HOUSES


The sense of surprise that one feels when first discovers Ktima Kallienna became the inspiration for exploring the central idea of the subject. We wanted to imagine the houses as a primordial element of the place that would enhance the sense of the unexpected.

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The residences should be like “always there”, made in an unknown moment of time, a part of history guarded and hidden in the vegetation labyrinth. To make this possible, the geometric typology of the neo-Cycladic houses with the pure form and the white neat finish was not followed. Instead the elements of the composition were designed as independent. The figures emerged coarse and massive, as a result of the composition of vertical stone pillars and horizontal slabs, creating a fluid sculptural ensemble in the landscape which greatly breaks down the repeatability of the complex.

Location:Naxos, Greece
Size:240sqm
Year:2022
Architecture:DESYPRI & MISIARIS ARCHITECTURE
Architecture team:Ira Desypri, Aristeidis Misiaris
3D Visualization:Cadmonkeys