Rocksplit House is Clad in Rough Hewn Stones

 - Aug 8, 2017
References: archdaily
Rocksplit House, a family home in Kea Kithnos, Greece, looks like it rises directly out of the ground. The home is built on the side of a rocky outcropping amidst a rural valley, and its facade is a tribute to that locale. Cometa Architects, the studio behind the home, clad it in rough hewn stone rather than regular bricks, helping it to blend into the bare mountainsides that populate the area in which it sits.

Another creative inspiration for Rocksplit House comes from the history of the country as a whole. Greece is one of the seminal nations in founding modern societal structure as we know it, with plenty of ruins that are well preserved standing as a reminder. The stone cladding around Rocksplit House is visually aligned with these ruins, giving the home a deeper entrenchment in the ancient societies of yesteryear.