- YEAR: 2009
- LOCATION: MYKONOS
- PROJECT ARCHITECT AT ZOUMBOULAKIS ARCHITECTS: LIA KANAGINI
- PROJECT MANAGEMENT: RESDE DPM SA
- STRUCTURAL DESIGN: HELINIKI MELETITIKI SA
- MECHANICAL DESIGN: LDK CONSULTANS
- SOFT LANDSCAPE DESIGN: MIRANDA BROOKS
- INTERIOR DESIGN AND DECORATION CONSULTING: TINO ZERVUDACHI
The house consists of six separate buildings arranged on the plot in relation to its natural surroundings. Essentials of the study were the maintenance of existing landscape elements such as existing stone walls, which run across the plot and the rock gardens, the uneven terrain and the strong north winds, and the implementation of the project brief.
Emphasis was given not only to the buildings, but also to the open areas and passageways created between them, to orientation, light, views and to the axis of the West. The layout of the space is flexible and follows the architecture of the buildings, while maintaining a sense of “invisible” luxury, comfort and simplicity. The layout, materials and colors were chosen to facilitate the transition from indoors to outdoors, unifying them.
Zoumboulakis Architects was founded in 1995 by Theodore Zoumboulakis. Zoumboulakis Architects is a full service architecture and design practice, as well as construction and project management in collaboration with RESDE DPM, with a project portfolio ranging from residences, private holiday houses, high-end retail shops and offices. Having worked with international clients around Europe, our team has developed a strong expertise in handling challenging briefs in a variety of locations. Each and every project undertaken is designed and constructed with care and attention safeguarding each project’s unique identity.
Theodore Zoumboulakis founded Zoumboulakis Architects in 1995. He studied architecture at the National Technical University of Athens (1989) and received a Master of Architecture from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). He commenced his professional experience at the Dagmar Richter Studio, Los Angeles whereby he worked on private projects while also participating in architectural exhibitions. Since 1991, Theodore is a principal collaborator of the Rena Dumas Architecture Interieure (RDAI), Paris whereby he undertakes the design and construction supervision of various Hermes boutique shops worldwide. Theodore leads the design process of all the practice’s projects. He oversees each project from initial design to completion of construction.