Located in the settlement of Kampos, at the Cycladic island of Paros, this house is enhanced by the sublime rural landscape that surrounds it, which consists of cereal fields, small vineyards and olive groves. Kampos House was completed in 2016 by Lantavos Projects, a young multidisciplinary architecture and design practice founded by the Greek architect Vangelis Lantavos.
During the design process, particular emphasis was given to the analysis of local characteristics and conditions, such as direct contact with nature and outdoor living, the strong light of Cyclades and wind. These here greatly contributed to the design of the house, the aesthetic approach of which was done through a modern prism, without the use of decorative elements that might lead to the direction of a neo-traditional character.
The building form derives from the decomposition of a single rectangular volume and the formation of an enclosed veranda protected from the strong northern winds. The removed volume is placed on the terrace of the building to become an independent studio or relaxation space, where one can enjoy unobstructed views towards Pounta area and Antiparos island.
The two parallel rectangular of the ground floor, slightly recede, one in respect to the other, to reveal part of the veranda and create a path to the house entrance. These form the backbone of the residence, with the first containing the common areas while the second is place for the private ones, connected together with auxiliary spaces.
The orientation and shape of the building volumes, the strategically positioned single window on the north façade, the careful installation of a façade insulation system to avoid thermal bridging, as well as, additional elements like wooden pergolas, are all enhancing the energy performance of the dwelling with consideration of local conditions.