‘The architecture of the Aegean has been a big inspiration for modernism, most famously for Le Corbusier. You can really see the foundations of the modernist movement here. The materials may change, but the principles are the same.’
The Greek island of Symi has been designated a national monument for its exceptional architecture.
Many of the distinctive neoclassical houses have been restored by Dimitris Zographos, an architect who came to Symi to recuperate after a near-death accident. A decade later, he is still there, reviving traditional craftsmanship with a quietly modern sensibility.