Commissioned to design a beachside holiday house for a young family in the Northern Peloponnese, Athens-based architectural practice R.C.TECH employed an elemental architectural language of simple geometric forms that acts as a white canvas upon which new memories can be imprinted. With no topological features apart from the sea views or neighbouring buildings to speak of, the architects were free to design a retreat that best suited their clients’ requirements whilst boldly embracing its Mediterranean context in harmony with the coastline landscape. Reflecting the flatness of the surrounding terrain, the single-level volume that makes up “Beach House Neratza” stretches out along the seafront, with pitched elements picking above the concrete pergola that hems the building in, and an elongated pool that discreetly delineates the boundaries between the house and the beach.

Photograph: Athina Souli