Restoration of dry-stone walls and landscape study of a 2,500m2 rural property
Site Area: 2500m2 Location: Sifnos, Cyclades, Greece Design / Completion date: January 2017 – March 2017
Client: Private Architects: Katerina Petsiou, Zoe Gozadinou
The client asked for making his property accessible, by restoring the old dry - stone walls and building points of access to the different levels. The aim of the intervention was also to create a garden by planting edible trees and aromatic plants resilient to the hard weather conditions of the island. Stone pathways cross the property, similar to the traditional pathways in the island, shaping a promenade from level to level and leading from points of view to points of rest.Every point of access to the different levels is signaled by planting judas trees (Cercis siliquastrum) whereas every level is planted either with olive trees (Olea europea), almond trees (Prunus dulci) or carob (Ceratonia silinqua) and pomegranate trees (Punica granatum). Wild trees that grow in the property, like the wild fig trees are preserved and the pathways are planted with endemic plants such as Salvia officinalis, Origanum vulgare, Thymus vulgaris etc.
Katerina Petsiou - Architect / tel: +30 6973245853 / email: [email protected]