House by LASSA offers an elevated view over a Greek olive grove.
Fingers of earth branch over this mound-shaped holiday home by architecture studio LASSA, allowing its owners to climb up onto the roof to admire an olive grove on Greece's Peloponnese peninsula.
The 150-square-metre Villa Ypsilon was designed by London- and Brussels-based firm LASSA, which is headed up by architects Theo Sarantoglou Lalis and Dora Sweijd.
The domed form of the summer house responds to the client's desires for a vantage point from which to survey the agricultural land, as well as the nearby mountains and coastline.
"The axis of the vaulting roofs are specifically aligned with the island of Schitza towards the south and a bucolic village on the mountain towards the east," Lalis told Dezeen.
"Another requirement was to design a layout that activated all the periphery of the building, instead of only favouring panoramic sea views."
The three-pronged concrete shell that forms the roof also frames three courtyards at ground level, which all catch the sun at different times of day.
The facades scoop inwards to give these terraces the benefit of the shade provided by a concrete lip that defines the grassy roof. One hosts an eye-shaped swimming pool and sun deck, while another forms a gravelled patio. The final segment hosts a sunken seating area.