- Architecture & development
Dive into the breathtaking world of Block722, an architecture studio in bustling Athens, founded in 2009 by architect Sotiris Tsergas and interior designer Katja Margaritoglou. This dynamic team combines Greek and Scandinavian heritage with a wealth of experience, resulting in confident, natural and timeless designs.
With a wide range of projects, Block722 masters every stage of architectural development, from concept design to construction and completion. Their ever-strong focus on quality materials, artisanal approaches and collaboration with local artisans and artists is reflected in every creation. Architectural design balance is at the core of their approach, with design solutions seamlessly integrating the contextual needs of each project and client requirements. The Viglostasi residence, located on the remote Cycladic island of Syros, is a perfect example of Block722's masterful designs. Inspired by the simple forms of Greek island architecture, this exclusive holiday villa is a harmonious blend of understated, soft architecture, minimalist forms, natural materials and neutral tones. The result is a lush complex of terraces, gardens and patios that surround the main building.
A tribute to traditional Aegean structures
The main house, with a majestic master bedroom, an additional bedroom and an open, flowing living space, is joined by two guest suites. These suites not only offer extra sleeping space, but also breathtaking views, connected to the main house via shared facilities. A central outdoor 'plaza' acts as the beating heart, leading to the long pool with lounge terrace. Furthermore, the house also counts a home gym and yoga terrace. In addition, the clever design effortlessly overcomes the site's steep slope, revealing panoramic views at every step. The modest placement of stone, wood and plaster volumes ensures that the complex blends harmoniously into the vast Greek landscape. The choice of materials such as Olympus marble, travertine stone, bamboo and oak contributes to the villa's timeless elegance. This property is not just a place to live; it is a tribute to traditional Aegean structures, with varied views, atmospheres and spatial qualities that invite exploration and enjoyment. A masterpiece that embraces the vastness of the site, seamlessly connects indoors and outdoors, and creates captivating stories along every thoughtful corner. Block722 has created a symphony where modernist architecture meets natural harmony. Welcome to the enchanting world of timeless beauty and functional elegance.
Photography by Ana Santl
Text by Lente Gevers