Situated on the top of a hill on Antiparos, the Villa Kratir is a luxury private vacation home with a 360° view of the Cycladic islands and the straits between Paros.
Location: Pigadakia, Antiparos Island, Greece
Photographs: Nikos Kangelis
The main exterior areas of the house were dug into the landscape forming the ‘Caldera’ of the crater , all the elements of crater were sunken into the landscape, only the second storey of the stone volume is visible from the village.
A two-story stone volume was placed in front of the prevailing North-Eastern summer winds, and a long rectangular white volume is placed inside the Krater where the kitchen and dining areas are located.
A shallow 25m lap pool flanks the western edge of crater in line with a formation of small islands to the north. The western lip of the pool overflows creating a visual connection with the sea.
Inspiration from architect:
The design was conceived as an inhabitable Krater(Crater), a dwelling, which is inextricably linked to the landscape that forms it. During the design process a scene from ‘Zabriskie Point’, a film by Michelangelo Antonioni, inspired us. We used the scene as a reference for spontaneous, sensual inhabitation of the landscape.