House, Corfu

Situated on the Mediterranean with views of both the mountains to the north and the narrow channel that divides Corfu and Albania to the South and East, the new buildings at Strongilo have been carefully disposed and designed to take maximum advantage of their spectacular location.

Constructed in phases over a number of years on the site of an ancient abandoned quarry, the buildings share an architectural language derived from a study of local traditional construction.

The materials were locally sourced; stone was quarried on site; roof tiles were reclaimed and timber floors and ceilings were made from planks sawn from cypress trees grown on the island.