Square House

Square house is a 200m2 summer house situated in the southwest part of the island of Paros, Greece. It is designed more as an autonomous object than one that references the site around it. In a way it denies relation to the surroundings and it turns upon itself rather than upon the outside. A basic square volume is divided in four smaller ones that are then detached from each other, creating that way interior open spaces that are becoming the focus of the design. Those spaces have walls at three of their sides while they are also partially submerged, intensifying that way the introvert character of the house. One of them in becoming a pool, the other a garden, while the main spaces of the house have most of their openings looking at submerged yards.

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acknowledgements: images contain elements from ‘La Piscine’ by  Jacques Deray.

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design:object-e | Dimitris Gourdoukis & Katerina Tryfonidou with Xenia Papastergiou
structural engineer:Giorgos Oikonomopoulos
date:2010 | 2016

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