Ok, so there are great interiors, wonderfully styled, adorned with the perfect furniture pieces, injections of colour, and mouthwatering wall textures, but this is oh-so-much-more-than-that!!!! This amazing space, belonging to a house design by the architects Peter Thomas Hornung & Elsa Katharina Jacobi lives on the island of Rhodes in Greece. Welcome to Villa F.
It is, in its pure essence, perfectly chiselled out to fit with its environment & compliment its surrounding climate. What stopped me in my web-browsing tracks when I came across the image of the swooping, magically feather-light stairs, was the sheer enormity of a space that is actually quite empty yet carries detailing and curves that are absolutely divine to the eye. When we think of interior design we are often presented with four walls and we adorn them, fill in the space between them in the most creative fashion that we can imagine, but essentially, we have four walls. So it is so damn refreshing to see interior design being defined by the architecture itself, so it is no longer interior design but true interior architecture.
It's quite funny, one of the first thoughts that galloped through my mind when I saw this project was how much it resembled the work of Zaha Hadid, and in further reading about the two talented architects behind this project I found out that they had actually worked for Zaha Hadid during their careers. Further to the incredible spaces where walls become ledges and roll into book-shelfs or curve into sinks and curve out into the luxury deck, the house is built to work harmoniously with its environment and surroundings. I invite you to read more on some of the architectural challenges at arthitectural.com.
Images via - arthitectural.com