RK Architecture have sent us images of five houses they have designed on Mount Parnassus, the slopes of which are the location of the largest ski center of Greece. the aim was to create a contemporary building following a symbolic relationship between architecture and landscape, with the use of natural materials and the connection between living space and nature. The design of each house is very simple. The structure rises three levels and is capped off with a simple lean roof of asphaltic tiles, colored green to harmonize with the landscape. The lower-ground level is the sleeping area, bathroom and sauna. Above is the living room and kitchen, topped off with another open-plan bedroom. The positioning of the houses to the site offers unobstructed views from the inside through the large openings and allows large private gardens to offer outdoor activities to their inhabitants. The first and second floors are clad, on three elevations, in chestnut wooden boards, chosen for its durability and low shrinkage. The north façade has no windows, to offer privacy and protect from the winds, and is completely clad in local stone.
DesignRulz29 April 2013