Greece-based studio Aristides Dallas Architects play with the concepts of exposure and introversion in this Tinio Island house, containing segments that are subsumed within the terrain as well as parts that extend out — specifically the long narrow pool from which it gets its name.
The main entry point leads down and through a large concrete slab that seemingly blends in with the ground, and serves as the roof of the residence itself. The minimalist interior features sparse furnishings among bare concrete walls, highlighting the large semi-covered viewing section of the house as it opens up to the spectacular view. The deep blue of the lap pool juts out of the house at a perpendicular angle, drawing the eyes out and into the horizon.
The interplay between the natural and artificial elements create an active dynamic, conveying shyness in its structure, while being boastful of its beautiful form.
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