5 villas on Ios island, close but not in an immediate relationship to the sea, are each designed as a mini holiday resort on its own. Within the protective stone walls of each unit, a private landscape is created where internal and external spaces intertwine.
The two bedrooms volumes define the typical Cycladic island scale, but the living, dining, cooking and bathroom areas are all mixed with the external areas of the villa including the large swimming pool, all under a large protective pergola.
The island landscape is brought into each unit through the local stone walls, the pool tiling reminiscent of the rocks on the sea shore, the olive tree and the view towards the hills on the one side of the introvert unit that is open to its surroundings. Sense of local nature is further enhanced through the intensive use of wood, pebble stones and actual rocks.
“within the protective stone walls of each unit, a private landscape is created where internal and external spaces intertwine”
“the pool tiling reminiscent of the rocks on the sea shore”
Ios island, Greece
Farout Hotel & Spa
2020, completed 2021
structural & mechanical design
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