Sloping House

Location: Santorini, Greece

Date: prior 2011

Location Address: Vourvoulos

Status: Completed Works

A two level mansion, placed on the sea coast of Santorini’s island. Facing the north, is exposed to the Aegean Basin’s strong north winds, called Meltemi, Etesians in the antiquity.

While it follows the modern needs of a mansion, Sloping House is aligned with the traditional Cycladic architecture. Its angled walls with their small openings are shaped to withstand, with comfort, the strong winds.
The blend of curves with the pyramid arch are inspired by the harsh conditions of a volcanic landscape in the middle of an archipelago. These conditions are the symbols of Santorini’s beauty, a scenery which forces the façade to be clean and simple, avoiding extra information to the viewer.
Inside this pure white building with its soft – organic curves and shapes, the private space is distinguished by bright and vibrant colors.


Photography by Costas Picadas