Ncaved house, an example of buried architecture

MOLD Architects blurs the boundaries between land and construction in this project

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The strong winds of the island of Serifos in Greece determined the way this summer house was conceived and designed by the Greek architecture studio MOLD Architects.

The boundaries between the surroundings and the building were blurred in this project, as the architects decided to excavate into the mountain instead of raising volumes that would disrupt the landscape.

From the outside you can only appreciate the stone retaining walls, spacious terraces and a swimming pool with spectacular views. The stairs are embedded in the slope and connect the three levels of the house: bedrooms, living rooms and a guest room. The first two are connected to each other inside, while the guest room is independent from the rest of the house.


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