Athens-based architect Ioannis Exarchou renovated the cave-like stone interior of a hundred year-old Greek stable in Tinos Island into a summer retreat for two with a minimum cost.
Description by Ioannis Exarchou:
The work is a response to a requirement of vacation – temporary residence in an abandoned stable.
The programme conforms to the limitations imposed by the elaborate stone building. It consists of three areas: an oblong which accommodates user functions (food preparation, table, hygiene uses) and which is linked with the antechamber (distribution of movements, cupboards, entrance).
These two areas, in a ‘Γ’ arrangement, enclose a third, thus forming an almost square ground plan, on a lower level of which the function of rest is accommodated. The layout is completed with the arrangement of the courtyard, the wood-burning oven, and exterior access.