April 22 2014

Impressive Villa F in Rhodes, Greece

Any structure at this preferential plot in Rhodes island would undoubtly arouse extreme interest. The area is a few meters away from the coast road and it is bordered by an old natural stone wall, which encloses the whole plot as a “frame” towards the spectacular view to the sea.

Villa F - Stone Wall, Rhodes, Greece

Villa F- View exterior, Rhodes, Greece

The summer house “Villa F” was designed for a couple. The house seems incongruous with its surroundings, prima facie, but when one enters it, this impression vanishes.

In this extremely light construction, the architects created a microclimate for the heating and cooling of the house. It is a summer house, which means that the building stays uninhabited for long periods of time. Fast heating and cooling is necessary. Furthermore, solar photovoltaic panels have been installed on the roof.

Villa F - View Guest Area, Rhodes, Greece

What the architectural office wanted was to create a space that is functional, modern, and at the same time has a futuristic structure without being obtrusive for the passers-by. Taking advantage of the breathtaking view was one of the most important priorities and that is the reason why the functional areas of the house were developed towards the sea. The house, which covers a total area of 220 square meters, creates, thanks to its horizontal structure, a cinematographic effect.

Interior View- Villa F-Rhodes

Does your country have islands with such architectural achievements?

Credits : Data linked to sources. Images by Hornung and Jacobi Architecture

The original article, published in Greek, can be found here.

Dafni Dimitriadi

Dafni Dimitriadi is a student of Architecture at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. Her numerous experiences in participating in architectural competitions have helped her understand the importance of research and design. She is interested in building and urban design restoration and aims to continue her studies in order to gain more knowledge related to these fields. She is an active volunteer and has participated in many interesting projects, including Open House Thessaloniki. She currently lives in Thessaloniki and through her blogs aims to explore developments associated with architecture and urban design.

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