Case Study House II

Platanias, Greece

The holiday home is located in the seaside resort of Platanias on the southern coast of the Pilion peninsula. In this part of Greece the landscape is characterised by the proximity of forested mountains and the sea. As a case study, the experimental nature of the house is a testament to the innovative spirit of sustainable design. It uses only recyclable and reusable materials, emphasising sustainability from the ground up.

The house is designed as a timber construction. The lightweight construction also responds to the need for seismic safety in the region. The facades are made primarily of glass and translucent polycarbonate panels, which not only enhance the visual appeal, but also provide natural light while maintaining privacy. These panels create a soft, diffused light inside the house, blurring the boundaries between indoor and outdoor spaces.

The house consists of three main units. First, the living room, dining area, kitchen and covered terrace. Second, a compact group of bedrooms and bathrooms. Thirdly, a roof terrace with a view of the sea. It is accessed via a staircase located at the covered terrace. The elongated space is framed by translucent polycarbonate walls that provide privacy and protection from the Mediterranean breeze.

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