- Architecture & development
One of the islands in the Aegean Sea, Mykonos, has recently increased in value. Not because of a recent natural find that would further elevate its paradisiacal character, but because of ADD Architecture Studio's latest design. Mykonos Hill, a stunning holiday home overlooking the island's harbour, pleases the Greek gods with its blue and white splendour.
Argyris Chronopoulos and Dionysis Koutsioumaris, no gods but two young promising Greek architects, founded ADD Architecture Studio in 2016. Since the very beginning of their careers, they pulled out all the stops that made them jump on the express train of success; the duo has already been awarded several times worldwide for their designs. With each project, they therefore apply a holistic approach, merging the architectural design, lighting design and interior design of their concepts right from the first phase. Only in this way can they leave their characteristic mark where a coherent end result of visual splendour prevails. Even for their latest design, Mykonos Hill, they left nothing to chance and through their sheer precision lifted the holiday home on the hill of Tourlos to a higher level.
The eye-catcher of the house: the courtyard with the swimming pool
With the total renovation of the complex, the architects managed to combine the tranquillity of blissful summer life with a modern, minimal design. Throughout the house, linearity is central, with elevated materials creating natural textures — a true nod to summer. The driveway is already a real feast for the eyes: the asymmetrical lines immediately draw you to the residence. So without words, the house succeeds in visually welcoming you. Once inside, it is striking that the asymmetrical interplay of lines from outside is also continued in the entrance hall. The indirect lighting elements add cachet to the room. In contrast, the six bedrooms are more peaceful: the use of warm colours and wooden elements give you the ultimate holiday feeling. The surrounding mountains drawn in through the large window frames look like a lovely little painting. A soothing colour palette was also used in the attached bathrooms. Yet the sleek, black window frame that separates the shower from the rest of the room contrasts nicely with the rest of the space. The living room and kitchen are the bright spots of the interior. The marble walls play with the sunlight streaming in through the large windows. The different angles within the room create a fine play between light and shadow. With its minimalist character, this central space also forms the perfect transition to the eye-catcher of the house: the courtyard with the swimming pool. The courtyard, the perfect place for a summer breeze to revive you, plays with the Greek bicolour. The whitewashed plastered volume of the main building contrasts beautifully with the ultramarine colour of the pool. The patio offers the ultimate place of tranquillity. The fresh plants incorporated in the lounge area of the patio blend beautifully with the natural elements of the surroundings. The perfect place to take a breath of fresh air, if you ask us. The large sun loungers also immediately invite you to plop down in them while enjoying the beautiful sunset on a summer evening. The sun reflects on the surface of the pool in the late hours, allowing you to dream away at a mirage. Want to get enchanted by more impressive projects and inspiring architecture? Be sure to follow us on Instagram on the account Imagicasa Architecture. On this page, we will share unique realisations, promising designs and innovative ideas daily.
Photography by ADD Architecture Studio
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