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"Skopelos is a place that takes the imagination beyond what one thinks is possible if you allow it. It is for the flexible adventurer that wants to create and be engulfed by the Greek culture...", describes the Skopelos Foundation for the Arts it's working vision. The design for their new institute, located on the beautiful island of Skopelos, which is a 5½ hour bus and ferry trip from Athens, had to follow exactly that vision. In addition the local esthetic guidelines are very strict: only slanted roofs with red tiles are allowed and the max. building capacity is restricted. Besides this, the construction had to be dimensioned for earth quake danger.

Therefore, the design of 600m² has a traditional exterior, becoming a natural ingredient of the inspiring landscape. The interior does the opposite: it captures the landscape as a varying scenery.
Through the windows of the side walls one's attention is pulled outward toward an amazing view over the Aegean Sea. Moving on, the space is narrowed for a moment to open up again to the silkscreen space. The path ends outside on a terrace, in the pottery area.
There is a meandering secondary route which connects the separate terraces and gives access to the level below. Here it is where the painters work, in cool spaces with northern light with a view over the Sea.

 

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