Houses

Amphitheater House in Hydra, Greece by Aristide Antonas

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In a traditional small town of Hydra, architect Aristide Antonas have designed a house that was built above the ruins of an older quasi-orthogonal foundation wall. The house contains no heavy furniture, its light pieces are considered as a movable group of things, the mattresses and the tables included.

Aristide Antonas uses handrawings and photoshop sketches in the design process which makes the work outstanding. His work is not only architectural work, is the complete work of an artist who loves architecture.The amphitheatre house is organized around a high ceiling interior.

The amphitheater space is in parts more than 9 meters high. The house’s kitchen space and the rooms (that have no stable furniture) are included in a narrow zone in the eastern part of the house. The country house is designed in a rigid way, but it allows many possibilities for different inhabitations.

The house is suggested as a scene for insignificant little objects that take their places according to every specific use of the empty but characteristic platform that the interior space offers. Different inhabitations of the house are translated in different dispersions of small mobile objects and electronic equipment. In this way, the scene of the play that is the life “performed” in the house becomes a presentation of a thematic dispersion of different objects. The inhabitation is translated to a writing of different things, operated in a “blank”, characteristic, empty platform.

Architects: Aristide Antonas
Collaborators: Katerina Koutsogianni & Niki Dimopoulou
Photographs: Aristide Antonas