the byzantine ruin house

the byzantine ruin house

Situated in the monastic village built to cater for the Aghia Sophia monastery this house incorporates part of a Byzantine ruin which has been integrated into the design of the house. The three bedroom house retains its original Byzantine footprint with a small addition to the south side for an extra bedroom and terrace above. In this project we managed to create a unique house which respects and maintains a link to its past forms and materials. The design was based on the proportions of the original house and the detailing of other houses in the village, incorporating carved stone elements that were unearthed during the preparation of the site. Ceramic fragments are built into the stonework reflecting its Byzantine relation.

The living area, central entrance and kitchen are upstairs and are an open plan design to take advantage of the extra height afforded under the open pitched roof. They connect to the terrace above the extension that has stunning views both to the sea and to the Taygetos mountains which overlook the village from the east. The bedrooms are on the lower level and have a direct connection to the outdoors that makes them feel summery and cool.

The project was completed in May 2006.

the byzantine ruin house

the byzantine ruin house

Situated in the monastic village built to cater for the Aghia Sophia monastery this house incorporates part of a Byzantine ruin which has been integrated into the design of the house. The three bedroom house retains its original Byzantine footprint with a small addition to the south side for an extra bedroom and terrace above. In this project we managed to create a unique house which respects and maintains a link to its past forms and materials. The design was based on the proportions of the original house and the detailing of other houses in the village, incorporating carved stone elements that were unearthed during the preparation of the site. Ceramic fragments are built into the stonework reflecting its Byzantine relation.

The living area, central entrance and kitchen are upstairs and are an open plan design to take advantage of the extra height afforded under the open pitched roof. They connect to the terrace above the extension that has stunning views both to the sea and to the Taygetos mountains which overlook the village from the east. The bedrooms are on the lower level and have a direct connection to the outdoors that makes them feel summery and cool.

The project was completed in May 2006.

the byzantine ruin house

the byzantine ruin house

Situated in the monastic village built to cater for the Aghia Sophia monastery this house incorporates part of a Byzantine ruin which has been integrated into the design of the house. The three bedroom house retains its original Byzantine footprint with a small addition to the south side for an extra bedroom and terrace above. In this project we managed to create a unique house which respects and maintains a link to its past forms and materials. The design was based on the proportions of the original house and the detailing of other houses in the village, incorporating carved stone elements that were unearthed during the preparation of the site. Ceramic fragments are built into the stonework reflecting its Byzantine relation.

The living area, central entrance and kitchen are upstairs and are an open plan design to take advantage of the extra height afforded under the open pitched roof. They connect to the terrace above the extension that has stunning views both to the sea and to the Taygetos mountains which overlook the village from the east. The bedrooms are on the lower level and have a direct connection to the outdoors that makes them feel summery and cool.

The project was completed in May 2006.

the byzantine ruin house

the byzantine ruin house

Situated in the monastic village built to cater for the Aghia Sophia monastery this house incorporates part of a Byzantine ruin which has been integrated into the design of the house. The three bedroom house retains its original Byzantine footprint with a small addition to the south side for an extra bedroom and terrace above. In this project we managed to create a unique house which respects and maintains a link to its past forms and materials. The design was based on the proportions of the original house and the detailing of other houses in the village, incorporating carved stone elements that were unearthed during the preparation of the site. Ceramic fragments are built into the stonework reflecting its Byzantine relation.

The living area, central entrance and kitchen are upstairs and are an open plan design to take advantage of the extra height afforded under the open pitched roof. They connect to the terrace above the extension that has stunning views both to the sea and to the Taygetos mountains which overlook the village from the east. The bedrooms are on the lower level and have a direct connection to the outdoors that makes them feel summery and cool.

The project was completed in May 2006.

the byzantine ruin house

the byzantine ruin house

Situated in the monastic village built to cater for the Aghia Sophia monastery this house incorporates part of a Byzantine ruin which has been integrated into the design of the house. The three bedroom house retains its original Byzantine footprint with a small addition to the south side for an extra bedroom and terrace above. In this project we managed to create a unique house which respects and maintains a link to its past forms and materials. The design was based on the proportions of the original house and the detailing of other houses in the village, incorporating carved stone elements that were unearthed during the preparation of the site. Ceramic fragments are built into the stonework reflecting its Byzantine relation.

The living area, central entrance and kitchen are upstairs and are an open plan design to take advantage of the extra height afforded under the open pitched roof. They connect to the terrace above the extension that has stunning views both to the sea and to the Taygetos mountains which overlook the village from the east. The bedrooms are on the lower level and have a direct connection to the outdoors that makes them feel summery and cool.

The project was completed in May 2006.

the byzantine ruin house

the byzantine ruin house

Situated in the monastic village built to cater for the Aghia Sophia monastery this house incorporates part of a Byzantine ruin which has been integrated into the design of the house. The three bedroom house retains its original Byzantine footprint with a small addition to the south side for an extra bedroom and terrace above. In this project we managed to create a unique house which respects and maintains a link to its past forms and materials. The design was based on the proportions of the original house and the detailing of other houses in the village, incorporating carved stone elements that were unearthed during the preparation of the site. Ceramic fragments are built into the stonework reflecting its Byzantine relation.

The living area, central entrance and kitchen are upstairs and are an open plan design to take advantage of the extra height afforded under the open pitched roof. They connect to the terrace above the extension that has stunning views both to the sea and to the Taygetos mountains which overlook the village from the east. The bedrooms are on the lower level and have a direct connection to the outdoors that makes them feel summery and cool.

The project was completed in May 2006.

the byzantine ruin house

the byzantine ruin house

Situated in the monastic village built to cater for the Aghia Sophia monastery this house incorporates part of a Byzantine ruin which has been integrated into the design of the house. The three bedroom house retains its original Byzantine footprint with a small addition to the south side for an extra bedroom and terrace above. In this project we managed to create a unique house which respects and maintains a link to its past forms and materials. The design was based on the proportions of the original house and the detailing of other houses in the village, incorporating carved stone elements that were unearthed during the preparation of the site. Ceramic fragments are built into the stonework reflecting its Byzantine relation.

The living area, central entrance and kitchen are upstairs and are an open plan design to take advantage of the extra height afforded under the open pitched roof. They connect to the terrace above the extension that has stunning views both to the sea and to the Taygetos mountains which overlook the village from the east. The bedrooms are on the lower level and have a direct connection to the outdoors that makes them feel summery and cool.

The project was completed in May 2006.