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Paros Villa, South Aegean, Greece property

25 Apr 2022

Design: Studio Seilern Architects

Location: Paros, South Aegean, Greece

Paros Villa South Aegean Greece

Photos by Louisa Nikolaidou

Paros Villa, Greece

Studio Seilern Architects’ design for a private villa on the Greek island of Paros blends a subtle modernism with both contemporary and traditional detailing and materials. The Paros Villa was assembled as a linked series of standalone rooms around a poolside courtyard, the villa touches the landscape lightly, providing a beautiful and simple luxury living environment in its natural Aegean setting.

Paros Villa Greece

Rising above an olive grove on the west coast of the island, the orientation of the villa has been determined by the setting of the August sun; the path of its solar axis terminates at a negative-edge pool cantilevering towards the Aegean Sea. This orientation is mirrored by the adjacent pergola, roofed with bamboo punctured by a single oculus that brings light onto a hand chiseled marble poolside lounge.

Paros Villa South Aegean Greece

Paros Villa South Aegean Greece

The surrounding built volumes that comprise the villa are placed on overlapping terrazzo slabs, which give the appearance of floating above the soil. Clad in rustic mirrors, the inset base of the pool reflects the Mediterranean sky and transforms it into another floating slab.

Paros Villa Greek Island

The minimal material richness of the building is derived subtly by means of texture. The traditional white stucco render and stone walls are hemmed by Greek marble and terrazzo at the apertures. The windows are framed by a densely hammered Aliveri marble, inspired by the decorative stone surround that marks the entrance of Parian churches, while counters and benches feature sandblasted and chiseled stone.

Paros Villa Greece

Paros Villa Greece

The scale of the aggregate displays a calculated variation between different terrazzo surfaces, creating a subtle but vital gradation; a simple arrangement of raw materials that offers layers of intricacy. These careful adjustments provide complexity without overloading the project, allowing the landscape to imbue the house with a unique formal energy appropriate for its coastal position.

Paros Villa Greece

Paros Villa Greece

The villa was completed in the Autumn of 2021 and has been enjoyed by its private owners for the first time this year. Studio Seilern Architects worked very closely with local contractors, engineers, and suppliers to oversee the project through the various stages of its design development.

Paros Villa Greek Island

Private houses such as these offer great opportunities for forming close relationships with a client and the design team. This level of intimacy creates opportunities for interesting experimentation resulting in projects that create opportunities for poetic and personal built expression, as well as formal solutions.

Paros Villa Greek Island

“The house reacts to the wonderful surrounding views and has been organised for the August sunset by arranging the layout around the East-West axis. We wanted to create an architecture that seems to touch the earth lightly – slabs of terrazzo float and barely touch each other at the corners. The swimming pool cantilevers over the olive grove, giving the impression that it is levitating.”
Christina Seilern, Studio Seilern Architects

Paros Villa South Aegean Greece

Paros Villa Greek Island

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Paros Villa South Aegean Greece

Photography: Louisa Nikolaidou

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Location: Paros, South Aegean, Greece, southeastern Europe

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