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Ring House, by Atelier Bow Wow - July 2012 delivery

Photo by Erieta Attali

Ring House, by Japanese architects Atelier Bow Wow, is the newest delivery by OLIAROS in AntiparosDesingProperties project, delivered in July 2012.

Atelier Bow Wow, is a leading Japanese Architecture practice, with a wide experience in small and medium scale structures, a strong academic presense with multiple publications and exhibitions around the world. Atelier Bow Wow has collaborated with Zacharias Architects as the local execution architects and, together with the OLIAROS' collaborating team of engineers and designers, have managed to execute the Ring project with the OLIAROS quality results.

Photo by Erieta Attali

The Ring house is located on an exposed hilltop on the island of Antiparos, offering stunning views. How do you create a house with maximum privacy and at the same time avoid blocking the view? The program of the building is broken down to individual volumes, each containing a very specific living condition.

Photo by Erietta Attali

The smaller building components are then organized slightly separated to form a perfect ring, where the 5 bedrooms are placed opposite the living areas and covered bbq, facing the beautiful eastern views towards Paros.

Photo by Erieta Attali

To avoid blocking the view from the living areas, the Ring is cut and the western part pushed down allowing a panoramic view towards the dramatic western hillside. At the same time, this creates the entrance stepping over the lowest building block. From here the house is spiraling upwards and creates a perfect staircase where each room forms the steppingstones to the ultimate viewpoint on top of the Ring House. In the center of the house an internal courtyard is connecting each building component with plateaus. On windy days, the shape of the courtyard gives constant protection from the weather. Here, in the heart of the building, a 25 meter pool is penetrating the circle towards the sunset.

Photo by Erieta Attali

Ring's construction commenced on April 2011. Read here more on the Ring House and AntiparosDesignProperties. Atelier Bow Wow is also designing for OLIAROS the Peninsula property in Antiparos.