Offering great views of the sea from below the mountain ridge borders of Crete in Greece, this modern home was designed by 3+ architecture in 2015, and it was named simply “Residence in Crete.” It is a single-story home with an L-shaped layout, and it incorporates a series of volumetric voids that fade the boundaries between the interior and exterior spaces in order to allow the distant landscape to become a part of the living area.
The L-shape was achieved by merging two volumes, with the longest one being placed almost parallel to the north-south axis. This volume incorporates the living areas, and it is linked to the courtyard and swimming pool. The joining space of the two volumes houses an open atrium, which offers improved ventilation and lighting. Other highlights of “Residence in Crete” include bioclimatic elements, thermal insulation, geothermal energy use, and a selection of contemporary materials that will undoubtedly pass the test of time.