Architectural study of a tourist residence "Villa Angelica" in Rethymno, Crete.
The choice of location was based on the natural protection of the house from the weather, its panoramic mountain views, the combination of proximity to the center and quiet, as it is located at the end of the village, but at the same time in a quiet location. The existing house is governed by different construction phases and consists of two distinct volumes. With respect to the existing construction, the new architectural proposal aims at the unification of these two volumes into a whole but also at the purity of the volumes and the movements towards and around them. The exterior shells of the old house are preserved and consolidated to meet the need for more space. At the same time, special importance is given to the architectural ‘dialogue’ of the building with its rocky environment.