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Antiparos Design Properties presents: Ktima House by Camilo Rebelo and Susana Martins

Photo by Mads Mogensen

"The main idea of the project was based in two elements: the existing walls, at different levels, and the platforms created by those walls. The elevations of the two levels of the house are two broken lines that were created as continuation of the existing walls.


Photo by Mads Mogensen

The topography helps to dissimulate the house in the site. The distance between the two facade lines designs a platform where the exterior living spaces can happen.The limits of the property, the slopes and the terraces for soil retaining of the Antiparos Island are Ktima’s conceptual reference.


Photo by Mads Mogensen

Two walls run through the valley connecting both sides and simultaneously retaining and organizing the topography and defining a series of exterior spaces with different characteristics. Balconies, terraces and slopes of vegetation connect in a continuous corridor along the topography, establishing a dialogue with it and seeking the best relation with the landscape.


Photo by Mads Mogensen

This half-buried strategy designs a new topographic nature, emphasizing it. A line is suggested and it highlights the nature. This line is not imposed, it is a broken line, full of hesitations to discover a natural motif that positions it in the right place.


Photo by Mads Mogensen

This house has a particularly favorable condition from the sustainable point of view: the green roof guarantees with efficiency a constant temperature in the interior, without the need of powerful cooling systems."

Camilo Rebelo and Susana Martins, Architects