VACATION VILLAS COMPLEX
Location: Chalkidiki, GreeceStatus: Work in progress
Lead architect: Aspasia Taka
Design team: Maria Avramidou, Maria Solidaki, Anna Karatzovali
The project is located on the borders of a bustling tourist area in Chalkidiki. The area in which the complex is located is relatively flat, size 4 acres. and particularly disadvantaged. The aim of the project was to create a new tourist product that stands out and surprises with its building stock. The study revealed a complex of four independent houses with extensive outdoor space with a variety of functions, such as outdoor dining and kitchen, swimming pool and living areas. Although the settlement is coastal, the plot is characterized by the lack of visual escapes to the sea. So, this fact as well as the orientation determined the turn of the complex towards the unobstructed view of the adjacent mountain and its dense vegetation. The idea of carving the stone volumes with oblique engravings and at the level of view and plan, gave the character to this settlement. Sections are removed from the stone blocks to create entrances, openings, semi-outdoor spaces and interior balconies.