Project Name
Syros I and Syros II
Posted in
Residential
Location
Syros
Greece
Architecture Practice
Block722 Architects
Area (sqm)
200 (each residence)
Completed
2014
More Info

Location: Syros, Greece
Architects in charge: Sotiris Tsergas & Katja Margaritoglou
Design team: Dora Felekou, Anna Perela
Interior design: Katja Margaritoglou
Structural Engineer: Isidoros Rossolatos
 

Detailed Information
Project NameSyros I and Syros IIPosted inResidentialLocation
Syros
Greece
Architecture PracticeBlock722 ArchitectsArea (sqm) 200 (each residence)Completed2014
More Info

Location: Syros, Greece
Architects in charge: Sotiris Tsergas & Katja Margaritoglou
Design team: Dora Felekou, Anna Perela
Interior design: Katja Margaritoglou
Structural Engineer: Isidoros Rossolatos
 

Athens-based architecture studio Block 722 designed this attractive pair of holiday houses on the Greek island of Syros, a popular summer destination for Greeks and foreigners alike. Dubbed Syros I and Syros II, each of the two houses is spacious enough to accommodate a family and their guests, since they both have guest rooms that are discreetly detached from the main house, as well as ample outdoor space for socialising and relaxing. Ideally aligned with the breathtaking view over Plagia bay, the two residences merge gracefully with their surroundings by adapting to the topography and the use of local stonework and other Cycladic architectural characteristics.

Syros I. Photo © Ioanna Roufopoulou.

Syros I. Photo © Ioanna Roufopoulou.

Syros IΙ. Photo © Ioanna Roufopoulou.

Syros IΙ. Photo © Ioanna Roufopoulou.

Syros IΙ. Photo © Ioanna Roufopoulou.

Syros IΙ. Photo © Ioanna Roufopoulou.

Syros I. Photo © Ioanna Roufopoulou.

Syros I. Photo © Ioanna Roufopoulou.

Syros IΙ. Photo © Ioanna Roufopoulou.

Syros IΙ. Photo © Ioanna Roufopoulou.

Syros IΙ. Photo © Erietta Attali.

Syros IΙ. Photo © Erietta Attali.

More specifically, Syros I can be accessed from the back of the house through a series of small courtyards that have been planted with local herbs. A central volume houses the living area and kitchen, attached to which is the master bedroom and two guest rooms, ideal for friends or family members. Two additional guest rooms are situated next to the main building, enjoying privacy but also easy access to the common areas and pool. In a similar way, Syros II consists of the main house that can accommodate a family of four, and a guesthouse at the back with two bedrooms and a shared kitchen. Ultimately, what steals the show in both houses is of course the two spectacular swimming pools that appear to suspend dramatically over the Aegean.

Syros I. Photo © Ioanna Roufopoulou.

Syros I. Photo © Ioanna Roufopoulou.

Syros IΙ. Photo © Ioanna Roufopoulou.

Syros IΙ. Photo © Ioanna Roufopoulou.

Syros I. Photo © Ioanna Roufopoulou.

Syros I. Photo © Ioanna Roufopoulou.

Syros I. Photo © Ioanna Roufopoulou.

Syros I. Photo © Ioanna Roufopoulou.

Syros I. Photo © Ioanna Roufopoulou.

Syros I. Photo © Ioanna Roufopoulou.

A Pair of Summer Houses on Syros, Greece by Block722 Architects

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