Παρασκευή, 10 Ιουλίου 2015

Architectural sculptures through space and time

Architecture is considered to be the "mother" of plastic arts. The main goal of architecture is to meet the basic human and spiritual needs, distinguishing the person from his environment, while creating a sense of human scale.


Traditional architecture worldwide, is structured from local materials, defined by the topography and the climatic conditions of each area. Although Santorini belongs to the Cycladic architecture, characterized by simplicity, plasticity and scale, simultaneously takes advantage of the peculiarities of the island and has created a built environment with an unusual freedom of expression through time, creating Santorini’s traditional architecture.



Oikos Architecture’s works combine traditional island architecture with modern design, comfort, functionality, ergonomics and luxury. The source of inspiration is nature, movement and human. Particular interest is given not only to the mass of the building singularly, but also to the aesthetic effect of a project in the specific environment in which will be situated, for this reason pure forms and materials are preferred to be easily understood and familiar to the public.



The mass of total construction breaks in a variety of forms and shapes, creating an interesting synthesis which is the characteristic morphological feature of all projects of Oikos Architecture. The wide use of natural materials and concrete preformed into unique forms, creates a special effect perfectly assimilated by the natural environment.



All edges are rounded inside and outside of the building, thus creating the illusion that the actual dimension is lost and the building is characterized by plasticity and movement, like an organic form that flows through space and time, like a sculpture emerges through the mystical energy and eternal beauty of Santorini.



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