Holiday home in Kolymvari, Chania, Crete
This holiday home has become the highlight of Kolimvari mountain peaks, in Chania area. The original building was made exclusively out of stone, with a high-pitched roof and wooden trusses. Our goal was the conversion of the existing building to a vacation home that can accommodate four to six people, all year long.
The survey is focused on the area’s natural beauty along with its very special quality features; the building integration process and the modern comfort and quality issues are also analyzed. Our project team was inspired by the Cretan countryside and the wide variety of experiences it offers, during all four seasons.
The building harmoniously blends in with the nature around it; the exterior consists of two levels that allow the land slope to be maintained. The first level includes the interior dining area and the lounge, while the second floor includes the pool area, as a belvedere of the overall interior. This structure is perfect harmonized with its surroundings; it faces the horizon in a way to protect the building from the north winds, while at the same time if offers a breathtaking view of the ocean and the village. Here, there is no doubt, the visitors will find their path to peace and tranquility. After all, this is what the holidays are all about.
Internally, the building is designed with a more traditional style. The lounge areas are located on the ground floor, closer to the exterior, ideal for socializing, while the bedrooms provide more privacy.
We used raw material such as wood, stone and lava plaster that highlight the landscape interaction, the shapes’ simplicity and the “contemporary traditional” accommodation feeling.
Project: Holiday home
Project type: Renovation
Location: Kolymvari, Chania, Crete
Interior area: 90m2
Exterior area: 160m2 (25m2 swimming pool)
Year of study: 2017
Architectural Synthesis (interior and exterior): Parti Architecture
Interior and exterior design, lighting: Parti Architecture
Editing and architectural rendering: Parti Architecture