Paros. A summer house overlooking the Naoussa bay

React architects designed a house in white plaster and local stone on a gentle slope in a protected natural area on a Greek island.

React Architects, Hug House, Paros, Greece, 2017

The sense of intimacy brought by React architects to this summer house derives from the adaptation of the composition of the plan to the gentle slope where the building is located. This plot of the island of Paros is part of a protected natural landscape characterised by earth tones and punctuated with olive trees.

The name given by the architects to this project is Hug House, and indicates the delicate gesture that identifies the project, namely the relationship between the two white volumes and the local stone walls that literally embrace them. The choice of the materials is a reference to Cycladic architecture, white plaster and stone. The relation to local architecture appears also in the morphological features of the project in the shape of outdoor common central space, framing of the landscape and emphasis on the so called ‘fifth elevation’, the roofs.

Hug house
Paros, Greece
React Architects
Christos Smyrnis
Design team:
Natasha Deliyianni, Yiorgos Spiridonos with Ioannis Kouzoumis
Mechanical and electrical engineering:
Nikos Chrystofyllakis
Site Supervision collaborator:
Ioannis Vagias
summer house
150 sqm

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