The richness of the cypriot landscape is revealed through the alternation of light and shadow. This relationship has been forming ideal conditions for multiple modes of relaxation on the island. Architecture, by identifying the attributes and reading the qualities of these places, can enhance their potentiality for hospitality. Gestures that mark already existing locus of relaxation or establish new ones could synthesize a new pattern introduced in natural micro-environments. Archetypical forms of such environments identified with the sense of relaxation are the tree and the cave. Those two elements combined in various motives and situated in different natural contexts are among the basic components that portrait the uniqueness of the cypriot landscape.
The project was presented in the Cyprus Exhibit at the 11th International Architecture Exhibition La Biennale di Venezia (2008), along with a film introducing the materialization of one of the project’s proposals.