The thesis focuses on the restoration of the houses that belonged to the famous poet’s family and the construction of housing for accommodation in the area of Agios Stefanos, Monemvasia.
The mansion of the family that was donated to charity will now have a cultural function. In the main building there will be a small collection of books where the visitors will be able to read while relaxing in front of the great view of Monemvasia and the blue Aegean Sea. In the basement of the same house, lessons of photography will be given to the visitors. In the adjacent building, which will also be renovated, an exhibition space will be presented.
One of the most important goals of the thesis is to exploit the ground of the area to achieve a great view in every part of the project. In order to accomplish that, most of the buildings are going to be immersed in the ground. Privacy is on high importance to the guests while a long walk is designed and sometimes passes between the residency rooms.
The element of water fountains is of high importance and therefore is going to be maintained as existed on the ground. The central square is located around the largest cistern and many paths start or pass through it. This maintains the concept of the movement around the square.
The olive trees existing in the area will be protected and brought forward and wine trees will be allowed to grow so that a small production of wine can be produced and enjoyed by the guests.