The Athens-based office Omniview completed the renovation of an historic villa built in the 1850s in the town center, and served as the residency for the mayor of Mykonos. The intention of the studio privileged the reinterpretation of the features of the house, “a cross breed between standard Cycladic architecture and neoclassical building typology, that one would find in the center of Athens.”
The fluid forms of the cycladic building traditions can be retraced in the continuity of the white surfaces: the raising of the floor gives shape to pieces of furniture such as the table or the seatings of the living room. The handcrafted white fishbone ceiling reminisces of neoclassical floorings, in the architect’s words: “There is nothing that shouts neoclassical as much as fishbone, and by using it on the roof rather than the floor we believe the overall statement became more fashion forward.”
The kitchen is furnished with both antique and contemporary elements juxtaposed. The bedroom revolves around an almost-monumental wooden bed; its silhouette is further exalted by the backlight effect, giving the room a futuristic twist.
- Villa Kampani
- vacation house
- Mykonos, Greece