Linear Cabanon

Linear Cabanon
Three linear vacation houses in Rhodes, Greece
“You can’t stop time. You can’t capture light. You can only turn your face up and let it rain down.” Kim Edwards

This proposal concerns the design of three autonomous vacation residences and seeks to accommodate all aspects of Mediterranean living with minimal gestures. For this reason, the composition focused on the initial stages of handling the perimeter boundaries of the plot and the search for optimal typological layouts for each dwelling. Subsequently, each typological vacation unit was analyzed and developed in relation to the site, orientation, and panoramic views.

Three distinct synthetic gestures constitute each typical residential unit.

01 | A stone wall made of local stone in a “P” shape, with one section longer than the other, is proposed to enclose the inhabitant from the heterogeneous environment and orient them towards the characteristic view of the place.

02 | A platform made of white cast concrete is elevated in relation to the slightly sloping ground, forming the living area of each house.

03 | A radiating linear slab made of white cast concrete, with appropriate perforations towards the sky, lightly rests on the stone wall, forming enclosed, semi-outdoor, and atrium spaces.

The residence follows a logic of standardization (modularity) regarding the sizes and connections of the spaces. A consistent and rhythmic framework of fixed measurements traverses the entire building and each individual room, as well as the assemblies between them. This way, the “cabanon lineaire” is shaped, a linear sequence of interior, exterior, and intermediate rooms that unfold on a natural landscape of wild Mediterranean vegetation.

Location: Rhodes, Greece

Architects: P4architecture

Design Team: Alkiviadis Pyliotis, Evangelos Fokialis, Konstantinos Pyliotis, Panayiota Kyriakou

Project Architect: Evangelos Fokialis

Structural Engineer: Perpiroglou Michalis

Area: 320 m2 

Project Type: Residential – Commission

Construction: Anastasios Fragkos

Project Status: Under Construction