ANTIPAROS, CYCLADES, GREECE
2020, ON GOING
56 Degrees is a residential project located between two rocky slopes on the island of Antiparos, above a beautiful secluded bay open to the Aegean Sea. The strong inclination of the plot, its northeast orientation as well as the need to turn to facilitate the view are the defining parameters for the architectural gesture.
The resident enters the plot from the upper part of the plot and encounters a white cube turned 56 degrees to face the sea. This cube functions either as an independent guest house or is integrated with the main cave residence that unfolds between stone walls on the second level. At the lowest point of the plot, a second stone-based residence is created with a planted roof which aims to function as a hospitality unit.
The development of the project on 3 levels aims at maximum flexibility, creating a dialogue between privacy and co-existence. The "sinking" of the houses into the ground, as well as the use of stone and natural materials, strengthens the protection from the winds and harmonizes the project with the pristine landscape.