As I really wanted to experiment with the design of accommodation for vacation, I started searching for the ideal landscape to use as a plot. The reading of “Who remembers Alfons” was the starting point for this diploma. In the first part, I try to present Alfons’ history, his relation to the landscape of Koulouri in Pelion. His history is mainly presented through the eyes of people who knew him and photographic material that shows us his way of leaving and inhabiting the landscape.
After visiting Koulouri it seemed that the memory of Alfons leaves on only through some ruins. This diploma tries to reimagine the life in Koulouri according to the contemporary way of life. This new accommodation doesn’t mimic the ephemeral architecture of Alfons, but it uses modern construction methods and materials to create an architecture integrated in the landscape.
The main concept is to design straight paths that work supplementary to the existing paths. Concrete slabs are bridging the gap between these paths to create the accommodations. The produced units follow the contours of the ground.
In total, I designed 10 paths that are supporting 14 accommodations. These accommodations are of different types to host different groups of people.