The residential complex "The green luxury villas" attempts to offer an experience of living that combines the characteristics of the cultural and natural landscape of Mykonos with a set of luxurious facilities and amenities. The complex consists of 8 independent buildings - 7 residential buildings (villas) of 2 to 5 rooms, and a reception building. The buildings are developed following the natural slope of the plot so that each space enjoys the best view to the sea. Planting and vegetation, water and rocks are key elements of the composition that embrace the buildings and contributes to a more intense summer experience for the visitor.
The complex is accessed from the north side of the plot via a rural road. The reception building is located at the entrance and hosts a communal pool, restaurant, spa and gym. Two cobblestone streets lead to the entrances of the villas. Each building consists of two or four white volumes, a rectangular concrete slab with planted roof which rests on the white volumes, and, in some cases, of a volume in lower level by stone. The white rectangular volumes that are inspired by the traditional architecture of the island, host bedrooms and staircases that lead to lower levels are placed into.
Between the white volumes and under the planted roof, an open space is created and hosts the common functions- kitchen, dining room and living area. The large glazing towards the side of the view allows the direct connection of the interior with the exterior common areas, creating a functional and visual continuity. At the same time, wooden blinds offer shade and protection from the sun during the day. Each villa has extensive outdoor areas (dining area, living rooms, private pools, jacuzzi). In the basement there is a variety of facilities such as indoor pools, gyms, sauna and spa areas, staff rooms, playroom and home cinema.
The whole composition is taking inspiration from the natural and cultural landscape and its elements. The use of the planted roofs minimizes the imprint of the building in the landscape, while at the same time contributes to the natural insulation of the communal areas. The rock outcrops are becoming part of the design and the excavated stones are used for the buildings and the configurations of the uncoated stonework with a recessed joint. The roofs are designed to collect rainwater and be reused for the needs of buildings.
The exterior white and rounded masonry are in dialogue with the traditional architecture of the Cyclades. The frames are wooden in a natural color and the shading of the outdoor areas is achieved with white stretch fabrics. The coatings inside are also in earthy and white shades. The floors are lined both internally and externally with cement mortar in an earthy shade, enhancing the continuity of the interior with the exterior, aiming at the smooth integration of the floor into the natural environment.
Plot area: 9,200 sq.m.
Area: 3,810 sq.m.
Architecture and decoration: CHOROGRAPHOGISTS (chorografoi architects)
3d visualization: 500s studio