Villa Mandra in Mykonos by K-Studio

Athens-based architecture practice K-Studio were commissioned to design a holiday home for a young couple in Mykonos, Greece. They embraced the opportunity by building a house where “form follows emotion rather than function”. Inspired by the humble complexity of the Cycladic vernacular, the house unfolds around an outdoors living area that can be used throughout the day in the true spirit of laid-back summer living. At the same time, the use of traditional materials such as lime-wash, stone and wood in combination with an aesthetic of Scandinavian minimalism evokes the island’s heritage through a modern lens.