Architect Spotlight : Silver House by Olivier Dwek
Brussels-based architect Olivier Dwek is responsible for the stark white walls that frame wide open views of the Ionian Sea in Zakynthos (Zante), Greece.
Called “Silver House”, Dwek drew inspiration from the surrounding countryside, creating a dwelling with bright white walls that beautifully contrast against the vivid blue waters and views of the sea.
In His Own Words:
“Seen from the mainland, it Zante surges out of the blue depths in an intense light, often coiffed with a veil of clouds. So when the opportunity arose to build a house facing this spectacle, the choice was obvious.”
“In Greece, people live in the sunshine. Here we also have to accommodate the wind off the sea, from which the house had to be sheltered, as it clings to the hillside.” – Olivier Dwek
Photography by Serge Anton