A little while ago, we stumbled across the breath-taking NCaved House, embedded almost seamlessly within the secluded and rocky cove of Serifos Island in Greece. Now, the equally inspired Lap Pool House hidden away on the Greek island of Tinos has been brought to our attention, offering a minimalist yet bold design to the otherwise bare and barren landscape in which it’s situated.
Similar to NCaved House, the residence in question is partially buried in the ground. Where it differs is how its exterior form disrupts the topography “like a crack in the terrain” – almost as a means of introducing order – rather than blend in. Drawing inspiration from the very geophysical phenomena that form the island’s character, according to designer Aristides Dallas Architects, Lap Pool House is a reinterpretation of the “impact between stone and air”.
“When these two elements are found in conflict with each other – depending on which one prevails – either guarding stone risers or cavities of stone envelope carved by the wind, as if from the skilled craftsman’s hand, are created,” reads ADA’s official description.
The most notable feature about Lap Pool House aside from how its presence contrasts the natural surrounding is, as you will have guessed based on the name alone, the swimming pool itself. Protruding outward towards the sea, all your worries would likely wash away with every motion of water here.
Check it out for yourself (and find out more in the link below).