Homa Vagia Summer season Home / MOLD Architects
Textual content description offered by the architects. HOMA is a small boutique resort of 180 m2. in Vagia Serifos. It consists of three unbiased lodgings, with 2 bedrooms and a small dwelling space every. The outside areas – proportionally a lot bigger than the indoor ones- embody kitchens, dwelling / eating areas and personal swimming swimming pools for every unit. The context wherein the venture was created is the South of Serifos – an space scarred from an intense mining exercise. Traces of the mining amenities are scattered all through the broader space and signify the existence of a “second stage of habitation” – a wealthy subsoil and a vital cultural heritage.
The room-sized voids ensuing from the excavations point out the doorway right into a second – underground – community of galleries beneath the bottom stage. On the floor, the cobbled paths in addition to the community of railway strains of the wagons, create sharp linear cuts that emblematically combine into the pure panorama. These linear configurations produce broad flat surfaces performing as synthetic extensions of the sloping terrain.
The acknowledgment of the remnants of these configurations and the intention to revive a housing situation beneath the bottom floor shaped the core thought of the design. Profiting from the pure curvature of the plot, we designed two angled strains < LINE > which are assimilated into the panorama. These strains outline two flat platforms respectively, < PLANE > on which the lodgings are positioned. (One on the primary and two on the second). Every lodging is positioned with a slight rotation, making certain privateness and variable sea views.
The lodgings are approached from the roof, by way of linear staircases which outline the doorway to a “new floor” of habitation, beneath the floor. Analogous to the adits – from Latin aditus, entrance – (which have been the one supply of sunshine at midnight galleries of the mines) the patios, stairs, and swimming pools, consequence from the substruction of sq. and orthogonal lots from the planes.
These sequences of voids and fulls, create practical and welcoming dwelling areas bathed in pure gentle. Homa – from Greek χώµα, soil: The earthen mineral pigment within the plaster, the constructed furnishings from white polished concrete, the wooden, and the pure rocks which body the development, underline the monolithic nature of a composition which derives from the sculptural processing of the pure soil.