Chania, Crete, Greece / 2021
With a brief for a comfortable and flexible property to accommodate a family, visitors and guests, this residence in Galatas aims for a balance between street presence and harmony with surroundings.
Externally, local stone and timber cladding are applied to conceal a peaceful interior retreat bathed in natural light. Varied north facing living volumes arranged around a central courtyard range from spacious to intimate.
Natural light, winter sun and passive cross ventilation are bought into and through these areas by an innovative biophilic equipment which run along the central spine of the house.
The house continually balances and reveals itself along the journey through its spaces, using the play of natural light, variation in volume and use of sustainable, refined and raw materials. (please note that the photos of this page do not depict all the areas of this project)