Description by Myrto Miliou Architects:

The house is situated in the Cycladic island of Syros, in a property of 0.40 hectares with a view of the Aegean Sea. The architectural approach intended to form a dialogue between contemporary architecture and traditional Greek typology. Regional vernacular elements, such as the relationship of the building to the landscape, the sculptural qualities of light, the handmade stone masonry walls, were re-cast in modern terms. The geometry of the building follows that of the landscape, mimicking the stone retaining walls that characterize the Greek island landscape. The 400 square meter building is divided into several distinct volumes that are diagonally stacked, thus fitting seamlessly in the topography of the site. The use of the excavation stone for the construction makes the building further blend in with the surrounding countryside. Each volume of the house is one level high thus providing access to the outdoors…

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House in Syros Island, Greece | Myrto Miliou Architects


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