Tasked with creating a vacation house in Tinos and Triantaros village, Stones and Walls architecture firm has redesigned three separate houses that are connected by verandas, celebrating traditional Cycladic architecture and functional minimalism. Set in the traditional settlement of Triantaros, overlooking the Aegean sea, the houses are situated amphitheatrically sharing magnificent views.
Perfectly blended into the surroundings and based on the exceptional elements of the past, the architects designed the house in a contemporary style that features traditional materials with a minimal approach. Embracing the earthy colors of the area, the whitewashed walls were highlighted with natural materials, such as locally sourced stone, marble, and reclaimed wood.
The main goal to create a sense of authenticity spread out into the spaces was achieved by retaining the most important architectural details, like the high wooden beam ceilings, the stone arches, many wall recesses, and the historical lintels. The interiors were revived with a combination of vintage pieces, art, lighting, furniture, and some modern structures. The exterior design follows the rules and balance of the typical residential island forms along with the pigeon windows and exposed stone formations to capture the landscape’s beauty. The outdoor spaces are designed to feature picturesque verandas with handmade pergolas, dining tables, and sofas for ultimate relaxation. Simplicity along with a sense of easy living is the key points represented through the design, reflecting an authentic, traditional island way of life.
“Our mission was to highlight the Tinian vernacular heritage through a lens of crisp elegance and modern comfort”, says the Stones and Walls team.