House in olive grove

2002

Design:  Mary Skouloudi 

Location: Ierapetra, East Crete

Design of a small house with a basement.
It is studied for a family of four, in a rural area overgrown with olives in the plain of Ierapetra.

The house is composed of three zones, the living area, the private bedroom area, and the study on the upper low-ceiling level.

The north side is protected from the winds by an impenetrable wall at the height of the ground floor, which also protects the elevated terraces of the house. The terraces are shaded by wooden pergolas while the south elevation is shaded by a covered outdoor corridor, a 'stoa'.
The openings are shaped so that, when they are wide open, the interior is ‘integrated’ with the surrounding outdoor space.