Trip Backyard With a Room / Alexandros Fotakis + Nicoletta Caputo
The Backyard – The backyard is positioned in one of many central valleys of the island, on the sting of a sparse oak forest. With minimal interventions, the spatial qualities and actions within the backyard are organized as a big open-air home.
Small relaxation areas, clearings, steps, passages, and a few new endemic fruit timber discover their place in the course of the building. Some stone terraces are merely repaired and others are utterly redefined utilizing the supplies already scattered about, persevering with a centuries-old observe of organizing the panorama.
A brand new path traverses the backyard following present traces giving principally instructions, with using punctual parts, as a substitute of laying a steady floor.
The room – The room retains the imprint of a pre-existing steady and its relationship with the panorama. It’s organized by proposing options for the essential wants of a easy dwelling within the countryside for a household throughout its holidays with using particular architectural gadgets: A raised bed-storage, a marble sink-window, a hearth-kitchen counter, and an extendible toilet.
The brand new quantity acts as a pause within the continuity of the terraces, defining two new outside areas with completely different spatial qualities, relationships with the panorama, orientations, and shading from the encompassing oaks. Its expression follows the native architectural language as a foundation, enriching it with modern parts.
The works – The ultimate result’s a product of the on-site collaborative conception of the architects with the native craftsmen. Native materials, building practices, and the utilization of “spolia” is used. The remnants of 1 building part are included and develop into design options for the subsequent. Widespread options that characterize the native building tradition develop into carriers of assimilation of supplies, concepts, and options that come from additional afield.
To make sure consistency, a constitution was developed throughout the entire means of building, defining the essential moral framework for the varied decisions in the course of the works. It consisted of a sequence of easy design guidelines permitting for particulars to develop on-site, on account of the joint intelligence of the architect and craftsman, establishing the character of the venture and the position of the architect-builder in the course of the on-site improvement of the venture.