Lap Pool House: an artificial cave carved into the natural landscape of a Greek island
Lap Pool House: an artificial cave carved into the natural landscape of a Greek island

On the island of Tinos, Greece, Aristides Dallas Architecture sculpts a villa, Lap Pool House, into the natural landscape as if it were an artificial cave, recreating spaces of exposure and introversion that resemble the cavities and protrusions of rocks

The villa located in Tino, Lap Pool House, by the architectural studio Aristides Dallas Architecture sculpts and emerges from the artificial landscape as if it were an artificial cave. The entrance is located in the back of the building through a slot and several cuts located in the roof that allow air and light to enter the building

Lap Pool House: an artificial cave carved into the natural landscape of a Greek island

The color of the water in the pool creates a contrast with the rocky texture of the exposed concrete. A concrete slab appears to be an extension of the landscape as it covers the three volumes of the building and shapes the architectural qualities of the open and closed space of the residence

Lap Pool House: an artificial cave carved into the natural landscape of a Greek island

Private spaces are contained in the two perpendicular volumes that protrude from each other. The roof on one side blends with the ground while on the other side it creates a large overhang, acting as a highly innovative structural element, under which the common areas are formed

Lap Pool House: an artificial cave carved into the natural landscape of a Greek island

The linear volume of the swimming pool that emerges from the slope creates a tension starting from the building and projects towards the horizon. The palette of colors used blends with the landscape, camouflaging with it. However, the building always maintains a dynamic force. The occupant is invited to experience a strong bond with nature and is immersed in the scenery of Tinos and its landscape

Lap Pool House: an artificial cave carved into the natural landscape of a Greek island

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