Limestone

Location: Santorini, Greece

Date: 2018

Location Address: Thira

Status: Completed Works

When cosmopolitanism meets the Cycladic architecture, the result is the “Limestone”, a project by Oikos Architecture. A renovation of a house in Fira turned into a luxurious complex of 5 suites, with the 5 continents motif

The “Limestone” project is located in Fira, the central town of Santorini. Fira, the island’s commercial and tourist centre, is a busy and cosmopolitan place.
The Limestone project consists of a renovation of an old traditional house turned into a luxurious five suites complex. Extensive changes were applied. The emphasis to details was the ensemble element keeping together the existing shell, the fidelity to the traditional architecture and the specific design.
Maintaining the tradition of the Cylcades, the building stands out and avoid the cliché of the modern tourist accommodation.
Its five suites represents the five continents with their extreme differences: the intense natural environment of Amazonia for the America, the traditional patterns of Europe, the vivid Indian colours for Asia, the dessert pallet in Africa and finally strict white decoration for Antarctica.
The project required a continuous dialogue with the client in order to achieve a specific result.
Limestone represents the current design stream line of Oikos: an endless quest for new forms and aesthetics inspired by the tradition.