The weekend is coming and we are all dreaming of amazing holidays like never before. I’m going to spoil you with a vacation eye-candy, which will definitely inspire you to rush somewhere for a holiday.
The 150-square-metre Villa Ypsilon was designed by London- and Brussels-based firm LASSA, and it allows its owners to climb up onto the roof to admire Greece’s Peloponnese peninsula. The domed form of the summer house responds to the client’s desires for a vantage point from which to survey the agricultural land, as well as the nearby mountains and coastline. Another requirement was to design a layout that activated all the periphery of the building, instead of only favoring panoramic sea views.
The three-pronged concrete shell that forms the roof also frames three courtyards at ground level, which all catch the sun at different times of day. The facades scoop inwards to give these terraces the benefit of the shade provided by a concrete lip that defines the grassy roof. One hosts an eye-shaped swimming pool and sun deck, while another forms a gravelled patio. The final segment hosts a sunken seating area.
Inside, three bedrooms and a pair of bathrooms are set towards the east, while the open-planning living space occupies the south and has access to all three courtyards. The western courtyard is designed for between breakfast and noon, the east is best to sit in at lunchtime, and the south is for use from late afternoon onwards.
The only color used for decor is white to highlight the holiday character of the house, and the materials used are locally sourced materials such as concrete, terrazzo and marble, they look chic and give a luxurious feel to the home.