SINLGE STOREY VILLA WITH POOL AND GUEST HOUSE IN SELLIA
PROJECT: NEW SINGLE STOREY VILLA WITH BASEMENT, POOL & GUEST HOUSE
LOCATION: SELLIA - Municipality of Foinikas - Rethymno
CLIENT: ikodomi technical s.a.
ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN: Skandalis Stefanos, architect
STRUCTURAL DESIGN: Tzanakakis Ioannis, engineer
Theofanis Kroupis, engineer
ELECTRO-MECHANICAL DESIGN: Pesdemiotis Ioannis electrical engineer
CONSTRUCTION: ikodomi technical s.a.
The natural characteristics of the location gave the main directions for the design:
1. The natural terrain in the central part of the plot.
2. The strong north-western winds prevailing in the area.
3. The view south-east towards the Libyan Sea.
The single-storey villa is designed according to the bioclimatic design criteria that are expressed by a curved wall and a parallel level.
The curved wall "hugs" the habitation areas protecting them from strong winds while it extends beyond them, creating towards south-east a sheltered yard, which is facing the view.
The volume of the parallel level protects the main entrance of the house, creating a sheltered area in front of it. The area is closed towards wind direction and can be used as a temporary parking area. It also creates a bigger volume of air and cooling for the living areas that are located beneath the parallel level.
Finally it creates a covered area for the south-eastern courtyard, offering shade and cooling and it complements its presence together with the pool and the water feature.
The guest house has been designed according to the same criteria.