s with the rest of Chalikidi, Hanioti is an area without any architectural tradition. Over the past few years, it has been characterized by anarchic urban sprawl projects with individual complexes and cottages of all shapes and sizes. In 1974, a modern house was built in that area (which is located on the rural road), following the owner’s wish. The aim was it to be used as a summer house for a four-member family with a wide social circle. Today, 35 years on, this single-story building with the simple and linear form and the perfectly well-built stonework, is still adequate to live in and its form is still acceptable and recognized. Its final form was shaped by the following options of the designer:
- The areas that were arranged on one level of the building plot. Their interconnection as well as their position in the ensemble, combined with their features, shaped the final ground plan. Clarity in lines, some recurring details and the materials selected were enough to give the building its timeless character.
- The dominant use of building stone links the modern building to Greek tradition. The natural and non –conserved building stone is a weather resistant coating, resistant also in seaside environments; therefore, it was a solution opted for, for practical reasons.
- The materials and the exterior morphology of the building, which are also identified in the interior, extend to the outdoor surrounding area forming a complete ensemble.
- The designer intervenes decisively in the layout and the materials to be used in the interior, whilst at the same time he fully respects the options of the users themselves. His role in the layout of the house exteriors and the surrounding area is crucial, while about the interior decoration it is more advisory. His choices concern only fixed furniture and basic equipment, allowing the owners to make their personal interventions and decisions.