cantilever parabolic timber canopy tops holiday house h enclosed by corfu's rock formations

cantilever parabolic timber canopy tops holiday house h enclosed by corfu's rock formations

House H interacts with surrounding rock formations in Corfu

 

House H by buerger katsota architects is situated on a seafront plot with private access to a protected beach on Corfu’s western coast, in Greece. The design prioritizes a single-story structure that minimally impacts the rocky terrain and nature, enveloping existing tall olive trees. The timber canopy, with a parabolic plan, serves as a climatic moderator, providing comfortable outdoor spaces throughout the day. Private areas, including bedrooms and wet units, are housed in four free-standing volumes.

cantilever parabolic timber canopy tops holiday house h enclosed by corfu's rock formations
all images by Julia Klimi

 

 

the project utilizes timber structure resting on a concrete base

 

Interstitial spaces in between act as serene living areas, seamlessly extending the interiors to the outdoor area with extensive glazing. An 18m-long pool, perpendicular to the linear house, cantilevers over nine meters, aligning with the sea horizon. The terrazzo floor ensures visual continuity, connecting indoor and outdoor spaces. House H by buerger katsota architects, resting on a concrete base, utilizes prefabricated cross-laminated timber for walls, roof, and canopy, facilitating a swift construction process. The design integrates seamlessly with its surroundings, demonstrating maximum energy performance within the olive grove’s grid and the landscape’s scale.

cantilever parabolic timber canopy tops holiday house h enclosed by corfu's rock formations
House H, resting on a concrete base, employs prefabricated cross-laminated timber for walls, roof, and canopy

cantilever parabolic timber canopy tops holiday house h enclosed by corfu's rock formations
a parabolic-plan timber canopy acts as a climatic moderator, creating comfortable outdoor spaces

cantilever parabolic timber canopy tops holiday house h enclosed by corfu's rock formations
the design integrates with its surroundings, showcasing maximum energy performance within the olive grove

cantilever parabolic timber canopy tops holiday house h enclosed by corfu's rock formations
a long pool, perpendicular to the linear house, cantilevers over nine meters, aligning with the sea horizon

cantilever parabolic timber canopy tops holiday house h enclosed by corfu's rock formations
living areas seamlessly connect with the outdoors through extensive glazing

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the design forms a single-story structure, minimizing impact on the rocky terrain, embracing tall olive trees

cantilever parabolic timber canopy tops holiday house h enclosed by corfu's rock formations
House H by buerger katsota architects is located on a seafront plot on Corfu’s western coast

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private areas, like bedrooms and wet units, are housed in four free-standing volumes within the plan

 

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indoor-outdoor living room
indoor-outdoor living room
artworks displayed at reception
artworks displayed at reception
bedroom
bedroom
CLT canopy
CLT canopy
House H on the island peninsula
House H on the island peninsula
model overview
model overview
model side view
model side view
perspective view drawing
perspective view drawing
plan
plan
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project info:

 

name: House H
architect: buerger katsota architects | @buerger_katsota_architects

design team: Stephan Buerger, Demetra Katsota, Stephanos Conidaris, Flavian Lekkas, Daphne Mintza

structural engineer: P. Panagiotopoulos & Associates

m/e engineer: Tetras M&E AEM

landscape design: Skopos Design

site management: New Age Development EE

model: Taras Diachun

location: Corfu, Greece

photography: Julia Klimi | @juliaklimi

 

 

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edited by: christina vergopoulou | designboom

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