The study concerns a complex of three villas intended for tourist exploitation in Chania. Specifically, it is located in the settlement of Chrissi Akti, in the wider area of Agioi Apostoloi, the closest area of green and organized beaches, at a distance of only three kilometers from the city center.
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In the field of design, the climate of Crete, the sloping terrain of the plot and the stunning view, played a catalytic role. The goals of the study are the full exploitation of the view, the privacy of each house, the free floor plan and of course the best possible exploitation of the area that we are allowed to build. Our main tools are the design followed by the team, bioclimatic - ecological design and boundaries - relationship with the surrounding buildings and the settlement.
The building provides a 180° view to guests from all areas. The north side has an orientation overlooking the sea, which is distinguished by all its levels. Each house consists of a living room, a kitchen, a dining room, a bathroom and a storage room during the day and at night, three bedrooms with their own bathroom each. There is also a gym, as well as storage - control room. The house on the lower level has an additional playroom. With the extensive use of glass openings, there is a vague separation of inside and outside as entire sections open, unifying and expanding the interior spaces to the exterior. We chose the building not to differ in scale from the surrounding buildings and to be included as much as possible in the architecture of the area.
The orientation of the building is in the North-South direction with the openings being located on these sides and the West and East sides being "closed". The morphology of the building provides natural shading outdoors during the summer months and its permeability contributes to natural ventilation. In addition, bioclimatic design elements are the integration of "green" around the building.