When the design team first visited this property, located in the traditional village of Karterados, on Santorini island, all that they found was two abandoned underground caves and two derelict buildings. The main design idea focused on highlighting every unique feature of the already existing structures, emphasising them and incorporating them in the design in an ergonomic and aesthetically pleasing manner. The project was separated into four sections: the design of the two underground spaces of different character, based on the few remaining elements and on the shape of the caves; the creation of a third apartment by unifying the two derelict overground structures; and finally the design of the exterior spaces. Initially, the entrance façades of the caves were designed, and then each and every element of their interiors were arranged and designed. After that, the team designed the two overground structures. Finally, they focused on the design of the yard and the external entrance to this complex from the traditional village.
- Construction date: 2019-2020 (On going project)
- Area: 204 m2