We have encountered several different homes that blend in with their natural surroundings quite well, but it didn’t make the nearly underground construction of the Aloni any less magnificent.
This architectural feat was designed by the Greek firm at Deca Architecture, and is located on the Greek island of Antiparos. The home itself features about 2,551 square feet of living space and was completed in the year 2008. The home’s construction serves as a bridge within a valley that connects two adjacent hills seamlessly, without disrupting the surrounding landscape.
“The site is a natural saddle where two slopes meet. In the North-South axis the slope rises between two hills while in the East-West axis the slope drops, opening to the sea views. Two long stone walls bridge the hills allowing the house to nestle in the space within while maintaining the continuity of the landscape which flows over it. This simple strategy blurs the edges of the house and makes its mass imperceptible within the broader skyline of the island.”