the silver house by olivier dwek overlooks the idyllic greek island of kefalonia the silver house by olivier dwek overlooks the idyllic greek island of kefalonia
aug 01, 2015

the silver house by olivier dwek overlooks the idyllic greek island of kefalonia

the silver house by olivier dwek overlooks the idyllic greek island of kefalonia
image © serge anton
all images courtesy of olivier dwek architectures

 

 

 

designed by brussels-based architect olivier dwek, this country villa is embedded within the hillside of western greece. named ‘the silver house’, the dwelling comprises a series of rooms, balconies and terraces all oriented to face kefalonia — an island located 30 miles (48 km) from the country’s mainland. by carefully framing different views, the seascape is made even more theatrical.

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the dwelling is embedded within the hillside of western greece
image © serge anton

 

 

 

to ensure that the home could be used throughout the day, consideration was taken to shelter occupants from winds emanating from the adjacent sea. in taking this precaution, the boundaries between interior and exterior became blurred, with immense sliding doors opening onto the patio forming two covered terraces that encourage outdoor living.

olivier dwek architectures house t cephalonia greece island designboom
immense sliding doors open onto the patio
image © serge anton

olivier dwek architectures house t cephalonia greece island designboom
all living spaces are oriented towards the island
image © serge anton

olivier dwek architectures house t cephalonia greece island designboom
two covered terraces encourage outdoor living
image © serge anton

olivier dwek architectures house t cephalonia greece island designboom
the home’s sleeping quarters
image © serge anton

olivier dwek architectures house t cephalonia greece island designboom
the boundaries between interior and exterior are blurred
image © serge anton

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  • Wow!

    Cliff says:
  • Pity this white masterpiece will be spoiled by humans and weathering.
    But at least these wonderful photos will remind us how architecture was before reality came…

    delaxo says:
  • @delaxo what is architecture without humans anyway?

    Mayank says:
  • Architecture is also temporal, just as humans. Many arhitects don’t count on weather.

    Ivan says:
  • The country villa actually is embedded within the hills of northern island of Zakynthos in Ionian sea ,west Greece

    djordjevic says:

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