Residential house in Greece
The Greek island of Kefalonia, the description of which can be found even in Homer, is situated between the Ionian sea and rises to the sky peak height 1 628 meters.
Highly visible from the mainland, mountain peak usually appears in the sunlight, framed by white clouds. And when the architect Olivier Decom was tasked with creating a house on the slope, he did not doubt: the theme of the project was to be the island itself, and the architecture — to make it worthy of framing, emphasizing the expressiveness and even some of the theatrics of opening types.
Main rooms and terrace houses face the sea. In addition, it was needed to protect from the wind, resulting in the boundaries between indoor and outdoor spaces was slightly blurred. Huge sliding doors connect the lounge and dining room with patio that formed two covered terraces.
The white plaster of the facades is reminiscent of the foam on the sea surface, and the contrast of monochrome is a reference to the ancient Cycladic architecture, as Olivier Dwek absolutely sure that the folk tradition of Greece fit perfectly in its modernity.
Tags: Effect of reflection, Natural shading, Rear wall