hornung and jacobi architecture: villa F
hornung and jacobi architecture: villa F hornung and jacobi architecture: villa F
mar 08, 2013
hornung and jacobi architecture: villa F

‘villa f’ by hornung and jacobi architecture, rhodes, greece
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a curving road wraps the coast of rhodes, greece, flanked by the ocean on one side and a pre-existing retaining stone wall on the other. german practice
hornung and jacobi architecture have proposed a single-family residence embedded into the fibers that make up the mediterranean context manifested
as a contemporary vessel. the main entrance is the only object that interrupts the continuous rock barrier, a garage that resides underground ending
in a winding staircase at the opposite end. the first level puts the user in the middle of the convergence of light, space, and views. the general form
consists in a bent and faceted rectangular prism, lifted off the ground framing the ocean’s horizon. the elevated exterior ground plane houses a
swimming pool and ample yard space under the overhanging bedroom space, where parametric triangular apertures open sight lines from the private
program to the water below. the living and dining rooms are next to the pool, in a semi-elevated level from the entry and kitchen area. the program
also prompted for a guest house which was embedded into the landscape as a separate structure from the primary house, connected by a landscaped
walkway that maintains a certain level of privacy for each party but retains a sense of unity as well.



approach on the coastal road
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guest house separated from the main residence
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elevated mass over the living room with retractable glass walls
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partially covered swimming pool
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main foyer
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view down into the kitchen space
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floor plan / level 0



floor plan / level 1



floor plan / level -1



roof plan






 project info:



project: villa f
collaborators: peter thomas hornung, elsa katharina jacobi, jan escher
location: rhodes, greece
year: 2011-undisclosed
type: residential
size: 220qm

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