The Greek Mirage house designed by Kois Associated Architects
Overlooking the Aegean sea
The 'Mirage House', designed for the rocky terrain that makes up the Greek island of Tinos' South West coastline, was imagined by Kois Associated Architects as 'an invisible oasis', where its residents can enjoy the stunning views over the Aegean Sea in complete solitude.
The design team decided to hide part of the building in the landscape and then create a large open-air living room in front, which will all be sheltered beneath the unique rooftop pool.
"Some of our clients' major concerns were visibility and privacy," project architect Nikos Patsiaouras stated. "At first we were concerned with the concept of invisibility. We asked ourselves 'how can you make a building disappear?' Our response was to mimic elements of the landscape."
"The visual effect of the mirroring of the pool in combination with the concept of invisibility brought to mind the visual phenomenon of the mirage, from which the project was named," he added.
Sleek stone walls will surround sections of the interior and also frame the building's main entrance — designed to reference the traditional walls that are used all over the scenic Greek landscape.
The one-of-a-kind house will be located on a natural plateau, allowing for a simple single-storey layout, featuring three bedrooms and a separate kitchen, as well as an outdoor living room.