Syros House / Katerina Tsigarida Architects
ArchDaily “COPY” Photographs: Yiorgis Yerolympos Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Manufacturers: Dornbracht, Berker, Alessandro Diaz de Santillana, Domitilla Harding, Katerina Tsigarida Architects, ZEUS + ΔΙΟΝΕStructural Engineer:Dimitris MichalovitsBuilding Contractor:Andreas PolitisDesign Team:Katerina Tsigarida, Elina Theocharopoulou, Maria BikouliCity:SyrosCountry:GreeceMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Yiorgis YerolymposRecommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsSwisspearlSwisspearl Largo Fiber Cement PanelsWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsFiber Cements / CementsRieder GroupFacade Panels – concrete skinWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesText description provided by the architects. The residence is situated in Delphini, a location along a small gulf at the North-West part of the Cycladic island of Syros in the Aegean Sea. The gulf surrounds a small uninhabited island. As the site extends towards the gulf, the small island becomes its focal point, its point of reference. Save this picture!Site PlanThe property belongs to a Greek five member family which is based in London and has links to the textile and shipping industries of the island.Save this picture!© Yiorgis YerolymposThe residence consists of five independent wedge-shaped volumes divided in two complexes of two larger and three smaller buildings and a later addition of one rectangular volume, the owner’s studio.Save this picture!© Yiorgis YerolymposEach complex’s functions and large openings are organized around a courtyard and altogether oriented towards the sea. The axes of the intervening courtyards point to the small island. For the external sides of the complexes small, random openings provide privacy. Save this picture!PlanThe two volume group, the first one to be built, is designed as an autonomous residence, containing spaces for all the main activities of the family. Save this picture!© Yiorgis YerolymposThe construction is based on traditional methods. Local stone is used throughout the volumes in order to enhance the sense of solidity such as the sense that the buildings emerge from the earth. Save this picture!© Yiorgis YerolymposNatural materials are used, such as timber ceiling beams, local soil mixed with cement for the external floors, untreated internal plastering made of lime and local sand, etcSave this picture!© Yiorgis YerolymposThe construction methods, the choice of natural materials, the gradation of closed, open and semi open spaces in combination with the building’s orientation provide natural ventilation and lighting, shadow and protection from the strong wind, enabling the house to operate in balance with the nature throughout the year.Save this picture!SectionSyros House could be seen as a descendant of Mitato,Kalivi and Themonia, the basic monolithic stone shapes that were always been on the island, and as the ideal of Primitive Hut , man’s longing to go back to the essential and the continuity through landscape and memory.Save this picture!© Yiorgis YerolymposProject gallerySee allShow lessMonocle 24 Reports From the 2016 Oslo Architecture Triennale, After BelongingArchitecture NewsTrumpf Poland Technology Center / Barkow LeibingerSelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/795449/syros-house-katerina-tsigarida-architects Clipboard Houses Save this picture!© Yiorgis Yerolympos+ 12 Share “COPY” Area: 200 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyHouses•Syros, Greece Syros House / Katerina Tsigarida Architects Greece ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/795449/syros-house-katerina-tsigarida-architects Clipboard Year: Photographs Syros House / Katerina Tsigarida ArchitectsSave this projectSaveSyros House / Katerina Tsigarida Architects 2016 CopyAbout this officeKaterina Tsigarida ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSyrosGreecePublished on September 21, 2016Cite: “Syros House / Katerina Tsigarida Architects” 21 Sep 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.