Casa ZB is a modern but traditional house in Lipsi, Greece, designed by Ecoarch Studio in 2022.
The small building stands on the side of a hill overlooking the town below, gathered around the harbor. The language is that of traditional island houses, freely declined: an aggregation of simple volumes, plastered in white lime, with small openings to protect against the heat and large pergolas to filter the sun’s rays.
The house’s spaces expand outside into sheltered patios and terraces, framing the most striking views of the landscape while sheltering from the Meltemi, a wind that can blow with particular intensity for long periods of the year.
This little construction lies on the top of a hill dominating a small village built around the harbor. The architecture freely recall the local, vernacular language: an aggregation of simple volumes, plastered in white lime, with small windows to protect yourself from the heath and large sun-shading pergolas.
The interiors of the house expand themselves outside in patios and protected terraces which frame the beautiful landscape, shielding also the house from the Meltemi, a wind that can blow with particular intensity for long periods during the year.
Photography courtesy of Studio Ecoarch