SELECTED WORKS



Urban Design Development, Boetia 2006

Honorable Mention, Landscape, Infrastructure, Urban Planning & Housing Design Competition

The development of seventy vacation homes located 120km North of Athens on a Boetian hillside seafront facing the island of Euboia, offered the challenge of a natural landscape that had to be excavated, buttressed, paved, re-cast, sowed and planted with buildings and orchards to create a remediated, artificial landscape. The proposal consists of a master plan as well as the design of 3 prototypical residences.  A strategy for a terraced scheme is organized by pedestrian circulation patterns - stairs and walkways - intersecting at communal facilities. The residences, made of pre-fabricated modules, are mounted on site retaining walls.  Residence blocks are conceived as garden pavilions, without clear property demarcation and with the possibility of easy expansion.  The resulting wall and home designs, blocks and settlement masterplans are experiments in balancing architectural assemblies and landscape remediation and growth in a process that may remain always open-ended yet organized alongside meaningful routes and walkscapes.

Design: Petros Babasikas, Farzad More
Intern: Rena Santamouri