bobotis+bobotis plants terracotta-tiled coastal villa on mykonos' cliffside

bobotis+bobotis plants terracotta-tiled coastal villa on mykonos' cliffside

Casa Gaia by Bobotis+Bobotis Architects perches above Fokos Bay

 

Bobotis+Bobotis Architects have unveiled Casa Gaia, a villa located on the coastline above Fokos Bay on the Greek island of Mykonos. The design of the villa draws inspiration from the natural landscape, harmonizing with the island’s distinct topography. Perched on the cliff’s edge, the villa features a seamless blend of linear structures and organic forms. The villa’s design revolves around a 270-degree terracotta-tiled terrace that offers expansive views of the Aegean Sea. Natural light, open-plan living, and earthy tones are key elements that define each room, enhancing the connection to the surrounding environment. Casa Gaia is structured across three levels, each serving distinct functions while maintaining an integrated aesthetic.

 

The top floor houses the master bedroom, a swimming pool, an outdoor bar, and a fire pit. The mid-level includes two bedrooms, a kitchen, a living room, an outdoor kitchen, and a yoga space. The lower level features additional bedrooms opening onto a communal rectangular lap pool and outdoor showers. This level also includes a cinema room, a bar, and accommodation for support staff. The facade of the villa employs local stone and smooth lime-based coatings, chosen for their natural qualities and durability against the Mediterranean climate. Corten-clad door frames mark the entrances, their rust-colored tones echoing the surrounding landscape. The emphasis on open and airy design is evident throughout the villa, with an extensive outdoor terrace connecting seamlessly to the internal living spaces.

bobotis+bobotis plants terracotta-tiled coastal villa on mykonos' cliffside
local stone and lime-based coatings on the facade ensure natural durability | all images by Yiorgos Kordakis

 

 

a mix of linear structures and organic forms compose Casa Gaia

 

A large rectangular table, dining chairs, and a low daybed are placed under a wooden pergola with a straw-thatched roof on the terrace. Inside, arch entrances between rooms create a fluid transition, while custom-made wooden wardrobes, beams, and engraved slat details in the bedrooms add a textural warmth that complements the stone walls and floors. Linen fabrics, hand-woven rugs, and ceramics further enhance the Mediterranean aesthetic. The living room continues the theme with a bespoke wooden table at its center, set against terracotta-tiled flooring. Celosia panels at the villa’s entrance bring warmth to the night, allowing light to filter through the open terracotta brick design.

 

The master bedroom, at the heart of Casa Gaia, features a free-standing shower made from green marble sourced from the neighboring island of Tinos. The room’s vaulted ceiling and large windows offering sea views enhance the feeling of openness. The bed, positioned to face these windows, completes the serene atmosphere of the master suite. Casa Gaia by Bobotis+Bobotis Architects exemplifies a harmonious blend of luxury and nature, offering a tranquil sanctuary with panoramic views and thoughtful design elements that resonate with the Mykonos landscape.

bobotis+bobotis plants terracotta-tiled coastal villa on mykonos' cliffside
Casa Gaia by Bobotis+Bobotis Architects is perched above Fokos Bay in Mykonos

bobotis+bobotis plants terracotta-tiled coastal villa on mykonos' cliffside
natural light, open-plan living, and earthy tones define each room

bobotis+bobotis plants terracotta-tiled coastal villa on mykonos' cliffside
the design seamlessly blends linear structures and organic forms on the cliff’s edge

bobotis+bobotis plants terracotta-tiled coastal villa on mykonos' cliffside
a wooden pergola with a straw-thatched roof houses a dining area and daybed

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extensive outdoor terrace connects seamlessly to internal living spaces

bobotis+bobotis plants terracotta-tiled coastal villa on mykonos' cliffside
the terrace’s lap pool offers a sweeping 180-degree view of the sea and the beach

bobotis+bobotis plants terracotta-tiled coastal villa on mykonos' cliffside
the villa design is inspired by the natural landscape and topography of Mykonos

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three levels of integrated aesthetic serve distinct functions within the villa

bobotis+bobotis plants terracotta-tiled coastal villa on mykonos' cliffside
the living room extends to the outdoor living area, creating a perfect indoor-outdoor flow

bobotis+bobotis plants terracotta-tiled coastal villa on mykonos' cliffside
the master suite features a unique ‘floating marble gondola’ wet area

 

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project info:

 

name: Casa Gaia
architect: Bobotis+Bobotis Architects | @bobotisarchitects

location: Mykonos, Greece

photography: Yiorgos Kordakis

 

 

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edited by: christina vergopoulou | designboom

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