hideout suites

  • The extension of a well-known hotel on the famous Mylopotas beach on Ios island consists of eight new suites, all spread out on the steep side of the hill overlooking the sea.

    To incorporate this additional building volume into the island landscape, the need was born to "hide" most of the suites, using typical elements of Cycladic architecture and landscape such as the recognizable white boxes and the stone retaining walls of the terraces.

    Such two types of were created, following their external appearance: the white boxes with a square layout containing an open suite with joint living and sleeping areas, and the suites hidden behind the stone facades whos elongated layout allows for separated living and sleeping rooms. At the same time external pergolas present apart from the required sunshade and ventilation, an optical barrier from one suite to the other.

    This concept of clear design with Cycladic influences is continued into the interior of the suites by extensive use of custom built-in furniture.

  • Οκτώ σουίτες αποτελούν την επέκταση γνωστού ξενοδοχείου στο Μυλοπότα της Ίου σε μια απότομη πλαγιά του βουνού με εξαιρετική θέα στην παραλία.

    Για την ήπια ένταξη του παραπάνω κτηριολογικού προγράμματος στο τοπίο, γεννήθηκε η ανάγκη να “κρύψουμε” τις περισσότερες σουίτες, χρησιμοποιώντας χαρακτηριστικά στοιχεία της Κυκλαδίτικης αρχιτεκτονικής και υπαίθρου, όπως ο τυπικός άσπρος κύβος των κτηρίων και οι πέτρινες τοιχοποιίες διαμόρφωσης των νησιώτικων πλαγιών.

    Ετσι ανάλογα με την εξωτερική τους μορφή δημιουργήθηκαν δυο τυπολογίες σουιτών: σε άσπρους κύβους με μια τετράγωνη κάτοψη που φιλοξενεί μια ελεύθερη ανοιχτή δομή δωματίου, και σουίτες πίσω από τις πέτρινες όψεις που είναι διαταγμένες γραμμικά με μια και μοναδική όψη και είναι αποτελούμενες από δυο χώρους. Παράλληλα οι πέργκολες προσφέρουν εκτός από την απαιτούμενη σκίαση και τον καλό αερισμό, την οπτική προστασία από τις διπλανές σουίτες.

    Εσωτερικά η διακόσμηση είναι λιτή με Κυκλαδίτικες αναφορές και χτιστά έπιπλα.

hideout suites
hideout suites
hideout suites

The need was born to "hide" the suites, using typical elements of Cycladic architecture and landscape such as the recognizable white boxes and the stone retaining walls of the terraces.

hideout suites
hide out suites
hideout suites
hideout suites

This concept of clear design with Cycladic influences is continued into the interior of the suites by extensive use of custom built-in furniture.

hideout suites
hideout suites
hideout suites
hideout suites

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upper level

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credits

location
Ios island, Greece

client
Hideout Suites

design
2017, completed 2018

design team
Tasos Gousis
Joost Frijda
Eddie Roberts
Fotini Anagnostou
Markos Mazarakis-Ainian

structural & mechanical design
Margarita Zakhaiou

lighting design
Okapi

photographs
Panagiotis Voumvakis

publications

EK magazine #229

July-August 2018

Ili & ktirio #110

September-October 2018

KTIRIO #9

October 2018, ISSN 1106-6598

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