klab architecture: emasies house on andros island
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jul 05, 2012
klab architecture: emasies house on andros island

‘emasies house’ by klab architects, andros island, greece
all images courtesy of klab architects

situated on a technically and socially complicated site, athens-based klab architects‘ ‘emasies house’ on andros island attentively complies with
local building ordinances while simultaneously creating a quiet country getaway from the nearby athens lifestyle. sitting on a south-facing
terracing slope amongst a wealth of cypress, lemon, olive and oak trees, the residence both enjoys the surrounding natural landscape and
complies to the style mandated by the neoclassical village that defines its perimeter.

conceptually echoing the greek monastery, the dwelling contains canopied courtyard sheltered from the strong winds by the home,
collectively placed atop a protective retaining wall made of stacked stone. two volumes connected by an inclined circulation ramp make up
the main edifice, while two more satellite structures provide a storage room and guest home hidden further within the trees. the small windows of
the traditional masonry construction of the region contrast large panes of glazing which open the relationship between the interior and exterior. the
swimming pool acts as a gathering space for the family in the summertime, while the fireplace becomes the hearth during the colder winter nights. 

view from the guesthouse

guest house and main house

swimming pool


courtyard space

courtyard canopy connection

swimming pool


masonry wall foundation

floor plan / level 0

floor plan / level 1

project info:

design principal: konstantinos labrinopoulos
design team: miltos farmakis, brane berlic
plot size: 2700 m2
built area: 250 m2

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