HOUSE H 2012 - 2015

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description island retreat
category Residential
location Corfu, Greece
built area 220 m²
Design Team

Stephan Buerger, Demetra Katsota, Stephanos Conidaris, Flavian Lekkas, Daphne Mintza


P. Panagiotopoulos & Associates (structural engineers)

Tetras M&E AEM (m/e engineers)

Skopos Design (landscape design)

Site Management

New Age Development EE


Taras Diachun


Julia Klimi

client private
design year 2012
completion year 2015

The holiday house is located on a sea front plot with private access to a protected beach on the western coast of the island of Corfu. The site is shaped by rock formations, a mature wild olive trees’ grove and spectacular views towards the Ionian Sea. The starting point for the design of the house was to create a single-storey building engulfing the existing tall olive trees with the minimum impact on the terrain and nature. The trees’ foliage and the cantilevering parabolic in plan timber canopy function as a climatic moderator offering comfortable, protected spaces for all-day outdoor living.

The private spaces of the house -accommodating bedrooms and wet units- are organised within 4 free standing volumes while the interstitial spaces created in the in-between define serene living spaces which through extensive glazing constitute ‘extensions’ of the outdoors. Perpendicular to the linear house an 18m-long pool cantilevers over a length of 9 meters, hovering over the landscape aligned with the sea horizon. Α terrazzo floor provides simplicity, material quality and visual continuity from the indoors to the outdoors.

The house sits upon a concrete base which houses mechanical installations, a storage space and a cistern. The walls, roof and canopy of the single storey house are constructed from prefabricated cross laminated timber allowing for swift construction process and on-site assembly. The outstanding design in line with the innovative construction philosophy, allowed for the creation of a prototypical house fully integrated in its context, with maximum energy performance and mostly, with the minimum possible volume adapted to the grid of the olive grove and the scale of the landscape.

Title Year Type Locaction Country
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LANDHOTEL SILVESTAR 2016 Hospitality Motovun Croatia
K314 OFFICE BUILDING 2021 Offices Athens Greece
ROLLING GREENS - VILLAS B 2019 Hospitality, Residential Messinia Greece
HOUSE E 2016 Residential Artemida Greece
RADISSON RESORT SKIATHOS 2020 Hospitality Skiathos Greece
HOUSES A·2 2015 Residential, Hospitality Paros Greece
ROLLING GREENS - VILLAS A 2019 Hospitality, Residential Messinia Greece
ONE ATHENS APARTMENT 2021 Residential Athens Greece
ANNENHEIM CUBES 2012 Residential, Hospitality Annenheim Austria
RESTAURANT THALERSEE 2020 Public, Hospitality Graz Austria
STUDENT STUDIOS THESSALONIKI 2016 Residential Thessaloniki Greece
HOUSE H 2012 Residential Corfu Greece
BELGIAN EMBASSY ATHENS 2008 Public Athens Greece
VILLA S 2006 Residential Vienna Austria
OKZT OFFICES & APARTMENTS 2019 Offices Klagenfurt Austria
HOUSE A+B 2008 Residential Paros Greece
MAYRHOFEN STATION 2018 Public Mayrhofen Austria
UNIVERSITY LIBRARY GRAZ 2015 Public Graz Austria
PENINSULA 2019 Residential, Hospitality Paros Greece
VILLA W1 2008 Residential Corfu Greece
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SCHLOSSMUSEUM LINZ 2006 Public Linz Austria
THREE SPACES 2013 Exhibition Athens Greece
KUBAN RIVERSIDE HOTEL 2013 Hospitality Krasnodar Russia
AS IF 2014 Research, Exhibition Venice Italy
COOP BANK HEADQUARTERS 2012 Commercial, Offices Nicosia Cyprus
6 VOIDS: PXATHENS 2012 Exhibition Venice Italy
LARNACA AGORA 2011 Public Larnaca Cyprus
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RATHAUSPARK PAVILION 2009 Public Vienna Austria
PX ATHENS 2012 Public, Masterplan Athens Greece
PX THREE CORNERS 2012 Public Athens Greece
HOUSE L 2016 Residential, Research Antiparos Greece
PX SIX THRESHOLDS 2012 Public Athens Greece
DASOUPOLI HIGH SCHOOL 2010 Public Nicosia Cyprus
CASPIAN SEA RESORT 2012 Masterplan Baku Azerbaijan
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FERLACH TECHNICAL SCHOOL 2016 Public Ferlach Austria
OFFICE A 2009 Offices Athens Greece
CAUCASUS CONFERENCE CENTRE 2012 Public Qabala Azerbaijan
SUPERSTORE V 2008 Commercial Athens Greece
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