This residence has been inspired by Messinia’s endless olive groves, which resemble a painting of constantly changing waves that chisel the landscape into unique forms. The olive tree serves as the focus of the composition, while the volumes that embrace it, alluding to an old olive press, provide the appropriate earthy setting.
The disposition of volumes and voids “frames” the sacred tree differently each time, intensifying the viewer experience. Rock, mortar and wood are harmoniously combined in much the same way that a craftsman skillfully transforms his basic materials. The composition of the volumetric structure is aimed at creating a diversity of spaces, open or enclosed, view-oriented or inward-looking and sheltered, communal or private, all of which reveal the qualitative spatial relations of the concept.