A modern contemporary villa design is completed designed by the architect Koutsoftides Architects. This great villa which called the Zephyros Villa is located in Pomos, Cyprus. For this villa project, Renzo Piano said that the shadow of the architect’s project is captured in the landscape, so they must first hearken it. About this, the architect has kept in mind these words from the great architect from the early stages of the elaboration of the sketches. The architect them self tried to extrude those elements which would contribute and reflect these thoughts, so the building and the landscape become one to receive at any time of the day and night, regardless season the glorious sun, this villa project, the magestic blue sea and the mysterious silver moon of August, as when we are kids going camping and enjoying the nature, so, the client can embrace all the elements under one, a permanent camping tent.
The client of this project is decide to leave the great city, London, and they are comes to the residence in Cyprus. From the project itself, it’s initially designed by the architect as a holiday house, and despite in the fact which the originally building is meant to be for a holiday house, then the client decides to have permanent holidays! What a life! By inserting in the center of a generous patio and a pool, the main floor of this house is divided into two spaces by the designer. Due to the weather conditions, by living in Cyprus is basically living in the outside area. For of this, the architect decided to emphasize it by creating a patio with the multiple faces. The sliding roofs is retracts to expose the sky, whilst the wooden screens, when it opened and it is invites the surrounding nature to the part of the house.
This house project location is faces in the north. It faces the small fishing harbor of Pomos. It’s being the main point to the architect in builds the living space project. The shooting feeling of the calmness is created by the location and the orientation of the property itself, whilst the proximity of the cliff and the surrounding fields with lemons, orange and pin tress which are adds a blend of smells and it’s mixed with the thyme and the other aromatic wild plants. By living in this living space, it is being exposed to the elements whilst being protected, like going to camping and enjoying every moment of the day and the night. Great living space architecture design!
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Photography by Costas Koutsoftides, Costas Efstathopoulos and Christos Papantoniou