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This Luxurious Villa By LASSA Architects Seamlessly Blends Into The Landscape

Published 3 months ago

Back in 2017, architects Theo Sarantoglou Lalis and Dora Sweijd of LASSA architects designed a luxurious villa in the small Greek seaside village of Foinikounta, located in the southern region of Peloponnese. It is called Villa Ypsilon and its unique design makes the building blend into the landscape almost seamlessly.

According to the villa’s project page, the unique shape of the roof divides the surrounding area into three courtyards, each one of which forms “distinct hemispheres with specific occupancy depending on the course of the sun”. Villa Ypsilon is located on top of a hill meaning that each of the courtyards offers beautiful views of the Schiza and Sapientza islands, as well as a breathtaking view of the mountains.

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Architects Theo Sarantoglou Lalis and Dora Sweijd designed a luxurious villa in the small seaside village of Foinikounta

Photo source: LASSA Architects

The villa, named Villa Ypsilon, is located on top of a mountain and offers spectacular views of the nearby Schiza and Sapientza islands

Photo source: NAARO

The unique shape of the roof divides the surrounding area into three separate courtyards

Photo source: NAARO

The inside of the villa is just as impressive as the outside

Photo source: NAARO

The inside of the villa is separated into two parts: a private area with three bedrooms and two bathrooms, and a common area containing the kitchen and living room.

Photo source: LASSA Architects

“The circulation through, around and on top of the house forms a continuous promenade comprising indoor and outdoor activities,” writes the studio. “The form of the concrete shell coupled with the planted roof and cross ventilation strategy provides an environmental response which prevents the need for mechanical cooling systems.”

Photo source: NAARO

Photo source: NAARO

The villa’s remote location, limited budget, and non-standard geometry meant that a lot of the materials used in the building process had to be prefabricated and assembled off-site, reducing the construction time to just 7 months.

Photo source: LASSA Architects

Photo source: LASSA Architects

“We decided to buy a CNC machine that allowed for extensive prototyping and the production of non-standard elements,” said architect Theo Sarantoglou Lalis. “This included the concrete shell formwork, the livingroom lost formwork/acoustic ceiling, custom window frames, interior furniture and partition systems as well as landscape and pool formers.”

The unique design of Villa Ypsilon makes it blend into the landscape almost seamlessly

Photo source: NAARO

Photo source: NAARO

Photo source: LASSA Architects

Because a lot of materials were prefabricated and assembled off-site, the villa was built in just 7 months

Photo source: LASSA Architects

Photo source: LASSA Architects

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architecture, Dora Sweijd, Foinikounta, Greece, Lassa Architects, Peloponnese, Theo Sarantoglou Lalis, Villa Ypsilon
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