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kois associated architects blends mirage residence with aegean sea
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jun 02, 2014
kois associated architects blends mirage residence with aegean sea


kois associated architects blends ‘mirage’ residence with aegean sea
all images courtesy of kois associated architects

 

 

 

the ‘mirage’ residence is located on a steep and rocky hillside on the greek island of tinos, and overlooks the aegean sea with expansive views. designed by kois associated architects, the house was intended to closely integrate with its surroundings, described as ‘an invisible oasis hidden from the unsuspected eyes.’ the single level living space is covered by a rimless pool, creating a visual effect of water extending to the horizon and merging the dwelling with the seascape. additional materials are taken directly from the local landscape, so as to match the existing context.

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 the rectangular pool covers a single story residence embedded into the hillside

 

 

 

upon approach, the only visible feature of the structure is the pool’s surface, which merges with the sea. below, the 198 sqm dwelling is enclosed by stones constructed of local stone, as well as retained earth at the rear. these walls, along with a layer of water on the roof, provide thermal insulation to keep interior spaces cool. the building was carefully sited to stay protected from prevailing winds as well as reduce excavation impact on the landscape. described as a ‘doric’ approach, the program was stripped down to essential features.

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the pool’s far edges blends with the seascape

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local stones help the structure fit in with its surrounding context

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a wide covered porch provides a shaded space for expansive views of the aegean sea

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described as a ‘doric’ approach, the program was stripped down to only essential features

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drawings

 

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site topography

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mirage concept diagram

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roof plan

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floor plan

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sections

 

 

 

project info:

 

location: tinos island, greece
year: 2013
area: 198 sqm
type: residential
status: commission
principle architect: stelios kois
project leader: nikos patsiaouras
design team: filipos manolas, gaby barbas, giannakis konstantinos

 

 

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