Gallery: Green-Roofed House in Sikamino Rises From the Greek Landscape

Photos © Tense Architecture Network
 
Blinds, metallic shutters, and the home's underground design protect the interior from the sun, and a rolling green roof mimics the nearby Euboea mountains.

Located on an elongated field surrounded by olive trees, the House in Sikamino is 195 feet long. The elongated home is set beneath a rhomboid roof, and half of its interiors are located underground. A living space is set in the home’s center, while bedrooms occupy the building’s pointy edges.

The home is made from cool reinforced concrete that is left exposed on the roofs and walls. Blinds, metallic shutters, and the home’s underground design protect the interior from the sun, and a rolling green roof mimics the nearby Euboea mountains.

This residence was nominated for the 2013 Mies Van Der Rohe Award.

+ Tense Architecture Network

Via Ignant

Photos by Tense Architecture Network

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