Casa Katana: Greek architects design underground house on Cretan coast


KRAK Architects has conceptualised an angular underground house on the south coast of Crete with semi-open living spaces and an infinity pool that looks out to the Libyan sea.

The conceptual house, named Casa Katana, has been described as a “unique leisure residence” and was designed to mimic surrounding rock formations.

Speaking to Dezeen, KRAK Architects’ founder, Konstantinos Stathopoulos, said one of his main concerns when designing the residence was ensuring its visual impact on the site was minimal.

Casa Katana. Photo: Dezeen.

“The underground residences seem to fulfil the need for integration to the natural surroundings in a much better way,” Mr Stathopoulos explained.

KRAK Architects envisages that Casa Katana would be constructed from concrete, and will comprise of an open plan living-dining area and four large bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, alongside a large office, parking and storage spaces.

There are no current plans in place to build the conceptual home, but KRAK Architects said it is open for sale.

Source: Dezeen.




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