Interior Architecture: Maria Sfyraki & Associates
Project Management: Maria Sfyraki & Associates
Landscape Design: Maria Sfyraki & Associates / Livingscapes Mathioudakis
Photographer: Anastasia Adamaki
Cement Coatings: Alpha Cement Design Materials
Wood work& Furnitures: Decostore
Natural Tonkin Bamboo: Caneplex Design
Our brief was to re-form an existing concrete volume into a small boutique hotel. It was about a holistic architectural, interior and landscape design project inspired by our client’s vision for a homely sanctuary. The hospitality settlement is organized in three distinctive zones: the exterior “terra” where the main pool and lounge areas are organized, the interior ground floor zone of three private suites and the upper zone of another three suites with lofts.
The ground floor zone offers an interior as well an exterior carefully choreographed zones: a private pool with a daybed, a yard with an olive tree and a lounge resting area, an indoor wide open first zone of the room connected with the outdoor scenery and view against the cool back zone of the bathroom experience. The upper zone offers new private balconies with jacuzzi and lofts.
The primary target was to design functional spaces, to convert the restrictions of the existing volumes into architectural elements, to take advantage of the architectural idiosyncrasies incorporating them into the design concept and giving them roles. The synthesis of the indoor is based on dramatic dualities: dark with light, sharp with soft, drama with total relaxation. The hotel is intense and complex, yet laid out with clarity and designed with authenticity.
Our design philosophy was formed by specifications, textures and materials which was followed consistently throughout the assignment. The design is an eclectic amalgamation of new and old materials. Black volcanic stone, off white plaster, light colored wood, raw pieces of rock and black sand from the island’s beaches are the main design elements that are intertwined with the verdant Mediterranean flora such as olive trees, herbs and aloe.
The June Twenty boutique hotel aims to be a friendly home, inviting the visitor to sink into a warm feeling of authentic hospitality.