Crete. A house by the sea blending with the surroundings

Paly Architects renovates a 50 sqm house by the sea in Crete, with minimal impact on the surrounding environment.

Casa a Creta

At 50 meters from the sea, Paly Architects has renovated a ruin from the early twentieth century. The intent (successful) was to integrate the building with the surrounding environment, to create the minimum impact surrounding buildings as a home grown element from the earth, natural. The local masonry stones have wooden headboards in natural wood frames. The interior consists of an open plan kitchen, dining room, living room and bathroom, plus a separate bedroom with separate bathroom. Natural materials and traditional elements in earth tones have been used. Local stone, unpainted metal, untreated wood, soil-colored cement, wickerwork in the shutters, pergolas and fencing, baked clay tiles, wooden planks on the floors. The landscape, the plantation, the outdoor stone oven, the counter of the outdoor kitchen, the integrated benches, the furniture, the enclosures complete the natural continuation of the wider area.

House in Crete
Paly Architects (Nikos Lykoudis, Ismene Papaspiliopoulou, Konstantinos Platyrrachos)

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