There are several interesting typologies to find on the island of Serifos. This compact cubic farmhouse is organzized on two floors with a dramatic difference in room height. The houses are built of stone, the walls resembling the islands geological diversity.

The surfaces are plastered, dozens of layers on top of each other, starting with a yellowish earth tone and slowly getting brighter to finally end up in the pure chalc white that is now typical.

Contempoary buildings are based on a reinforced steel sceleton that is filled in with non-loadbearing small perforated bricks. Buildings are most often combined of several volumes to make them look smaller and as if organically grown.

The surfaces of this buildings later get either clad with natural stone or are chalked bright white.

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