Described as ‘an invisible oasis hidden from the unsuspected eyes’, Mirage residence is located on a steep and rocky hillside on the Greek Island of Tinos, overlooking the Aegean sea.

Juxtaposed against the region’s stunning landscape and historical architecture this latest creation from Athens-based Kois Associated Architects features a rimless pool covering the entire roof, creating the illusion that it disappears into the surrounding seascape. One cannot figure out that a house is situated in this wonderful location until he/she actually comes near the building. The rooftop pool creates a perfect mirage like a mirror forming a camouflage with its surroundings.

The house is a single level structure on a steep surface of 198 -square meters, which includes spacious rooms and necessary facilities for the residents of this cool private residence. The dwelling is is enclosed by stones constructed of local stone, as well as retained earth at the rear. these walls, along with a layer of water on the roof, provide thermal insulation to keep interior spaces cool.

An open air living area is just beneath the terrace pool, offering a mesmerizing view of the surroundings to homeowners every time they step out of the house.
The idea of ‘invisibility’ is the motive that stood behind this striking architectural creation, as the house was intended to closely integrate with its surroundings, being partially buried into the hillside. From a distance, especially if viewed from the path of approach on a higher ground, the only visible feature of the house is the water of the pool. The water during the day reflects the surrounding rock formations and during the night the star-filled night sky. Most of the visible construction materials were found in the local landscape so as to mimic the elements of the existing scenery.

Mirage Residence By Kois Associated Architects successfully manages to combine the traditional and the modern in a stunning and perfect retreat in a beautiful scenery.

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