hornung and jacobi architecture: villa F hornung and jacobi architecture: villa F
mar 08, 2013

hornung and jacobi architecture: villa F

‘villa f’ by hornung and jacobi architecture, rhodes, greeceimage © bloomimagesall images courtesy of hornung and jacobi architecture



a curving road wraps the coast of rhodes, greece, flanked by the ocean on one side and a pre-existing retaining stone wall on the other. german practicehornung and jacobi architecture have proposed a single-family residence embedded into the fibers that make up the mediterranean context manifestedas a contemporary vessel. the main entrance is the only object that interrupts the continuous rock barrier, a garage that resides underground endingin a winding staircase at the opposite end. the first level puts the user in the middle of the convergence of light, space, and views. the general formconsists in a bent and faceted rectangular prism, lifted off the ground framing the ocean’s horizon. the elevated exterior ground plane houses a swimming pool and ample yard space under the overhanging bedroom space, where parametric triangular apertures open sight lines from the privateprogram to the water below. the living and dining rooms are next to the pool, in a semi-elevated level from the entry and kitchen area. the programalso prompted for a guest house which was embedded into the landscape as a separate structure from the primary house, connected by a landscapedwalkway that maintains a certain level of privacy for each party but retains a sense of unity as well.



approach on the coastal roadimage © bloomimages



guest house separated from the main residenceimage © bloomimages



elevated mass over the living room with retractable glass wallsimage © bloomimages



partially covered swimming poolimage © bloomimages



main foyerimage © bloomimages



view down into the kitchen spaceimage © bloomimages



bedroomimage © bloomimages



image © bloomimages




floor plan / level 0



floor plan / level 1



floor plan / level -1



roof plan






 project info:



project: villa fcollaborators: peter thomas hornung, elsa katharina jacobi, jan escherlocation: rhodes, greeceyear: 2011-undisclosedtype: residentialsize: 220qm

  • An intelligent project!!

    ARCHIT3CTUM says:
  • Very impressive to say the very least.
    The bedroom suite is lovely. Would have liked to have seen more of the bathing area in that suite.
    Stunning in its sculptural qualities and, to me, eminently livable. Thanks

    Ron Smith says:


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