Pahia Amos, Astypalia - Ollech + Tol
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Pahia Amos, Astypalia

The design of Pahia Ammos, a villa compound in the heart of the Greek islands is developed as an integral part of the topography of the island, almost invisible from above. The architecture incorporates long, horizontal roofs embedded in the landscape, pointing at the endless horizon and creating expansive verandas to shade the villas from the summer sun.

  • Program

    Residential

  • Client

    LMA Esates

  • Sector

    Commercial, Private

  • Status

    In planning

  • Team

    Nati Ollech, Tami Ollech Lerer, Yanir Schneiderman

  • Location

    Astypalia, Greece

  • Size

    15 ha

Bird's eye view of the cliff house

Arriving by sea or air only, the villas are situated in a virgin landscape. They are set on steep topography and the design capitalizes on these features, creating strong connections between indoor and outdoor areas while maintaining privacy and opening the house to ocean and mountain views from every angle.

Arriving by sea or air only, the villas are situated in a virgin landscape

master plan astipalya
The masterplan of the villa compound

Each villa is situated in it’s distinct plot, characterized by different physical conditions: the cliff, the lagoon, the hill and the beach. These characteristics create a different design approach for each villa while maintaining the fundamental values of the architecture – ecological construction, smart layouts, modest materials and an architecture embedded in the landscape.

The fundamental values of the architecture consist of ecological construction, smart layouts, modest materials and an architecture embedded in the landscape.

The pristine area requires comprehensive infrastructure planning, including electricity, water and road access with the intent of creating a leisure destination with minimal environmental impact.

The cliff house, positioned in a steep area of the landscape
The mountain villa, positioned on the top of the hill
The upper floor of the lagoon villa, overlooking the bay area.
The mountain villa's infinity pool, blurring the blue waters of the pool with the endless sea