2021

Xerolithi
by George Sinas

Yiorgos Kordakis

Greek studio Sinas Architects has built a house on the island of Serifos that blends almost seamlessly in its natural environment.
The design challenged this morphological preconception, by imagining the main facades of the house as xerolithies, starting low and gradually developing a sufficient height. They move closer and away of the slope and independently from one another, forming spaces in between them.

The traditional bamboo pergola with its wooden raw beams in their natural color can be seen throughout the length of the house, inside and outside. The beams follow the curvy morphology, like vertebrae of a long spinal cord.


This project has been longlisted in the rural house category of Dezeen Awards 2021.

Architect: George Sinas
Project:Xerolithi

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