The summer residence on the volcano
• The summer residence on the volcano
The summer residence of 100 square meters of studio Kapsimalis Architects is located in the village of Oia on Santorini Island, Greece. The project is a structure in the form of home-cave in volcanic rock and the house from the outside on the upper level.
Winding external staircase connects the main open area upstairs with two tiers, hospitality down to the main yard with bezbortnym pool. Inside the cave dwelling has a living room with a small kitchen, two bedrooms with bathrooms, Turkish bath and sauna. Outer courtyard built-grotto was designed as a platform with spectacular views of the volcano and the sea. An infinity pool, a half-open vaulted space with him, serving the dining room and living room, and cozy nooks with couches make this platform.
The basic idea of the construction was to use natural grotto soft curves to create a textured, expressive of living space. An important task was the design of the outer platform with a swimming pool, resting on the volcanic rocks. Bright contrast of shadow and light, the feeling of immersion in volcanic rock and the feeling of floating in the void are the result of the transition from the closed space of the cave to the open courtyard. Design summer house is fully integrated in the volcanic landscape of Santorini and cubist architecture in most modern interpretations. The basic material used for the construction of houses, mainsail and to support volcanic rocks is Gunita, a mixture of cement, sand and water to be applied via the pressure hose, forming a dense, hard layer of concrete. volcanic stones and white plaster were used for the construction of interior and exterior walls. Light beige marble and gypsum cement perfectly approached for flooring.
Photos: Paterakis Vangelis