curved line residence by gnb architects emerges from the natural landscape of mykonos

curved line residence by gnb architects emerges from the natural landscape of mykonos

curved line residence in Mykonos, greece

 

Greek studio gnb architects weaves an eye-catching subterranean private residence on the island of Mykonos. Nestled amidst the Cycladic landscape and alongside the charming traditional houses, the project presents a curved single-line wall that emerges from the earth, providing a glimpse of the house in a seamless blend with its surroundings. The integration of this distinctive architecture into the Mykonian setting is a testament to the architects’ sensitivity toward preserving the island’s natural heritage and respecting its traditional architecture.

curved line residence by gnb architects emerges from the natural landscape of mykonos
the project presents a curved single-line wall that gracefully emerges from the earth | all images courtesy of DUEE

 

 

gnb architects’ house hides behind a meandering wall

 

The Curved Line Residence by gnb architects (find more here) is nestled on an inclined terrain amid pre-existing structures, hidden underground behind a meandering wall. This positioning offers generous views of the nearby Ornos settlement and the Aegean Sea. The design of the curved wall ensures secluded coves for privacy and recesses that align with the view axis, all bordered by a water element.

 

To illuminate the interior of the excavated space, gentle light passes through curved light conduits, which emerge at ground level, creating an inviting ‘garden’ adorned with sculptural elements. The primary material employed in the construction is concrete, finished with a rough white plaster surface, reminiscent of the timeless elements seen in traditional Mykonian architecture. The reference extends to the weathered rock textures and the poured pebble flooring in the outdoor areas, harmoniously connecting the residence to its surroundings.

curved line residence by gnb architects emerges from the natural landscape of mykonos
view of the meandering wall from above

curved line residence by gnb architects emerges from the natural landscape of mykonos
the design of the curved wall ensures secluded coves for privacy

curved line residence by gnb architects emerges from the natural landscape of mykonos
a series of recesses align with the view axis, all bordered by a water element

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the wall provides a glimpse of the residence in a seamless blend with its surroundings

curved line residence by gnb architects emerges from the natural landscape of mykonos
the positioning of the project offers generous views of the Aegean Sea

curved line residence by gnb architects emerges from the natural landscape of mykonos
the Curved Line Residence is nestled on an inclined terrain amid pre-existing structures

curved line residence by gnb architects emerges from the natural landscape of mykonos
the design seeks to preserve the island’s natural heritage and traditional architecture

curved line residence by gnb architects emerges from the natural landscape of mykonos
the water feature in front of the meandering wall

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view of the Curved Line Residence at night

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