Built into a hillside on a small island in Greece, the Antiparos Subterranean Villa becomes a part of the coastal landscape. The vacation home consists of a series of volumes partially buried into the sloping terrain. Clad in a combination of plaster and stone, the facade mimics the rocky topography of the site, while paying homage to traditional Cycladic architecture. The interior progresses down the hillside with the sleeping areas at the top and the living areas below. To prevent a cave-like atmosphere, atriums and skylights fill rooms with natural light, and east-facing windows frame in views of the Aegean Sea. Furthermore, Sliding glass doors merge the interior with the outdoor terraces and two swimming pools with sweeping views of the island of Paros and the Cyclades in the distance.
Photos: George Messaritakis / Tsolakis Architects