KAMARIAN Spa & Wellness Hotel , in Santorini
Situated on Kamari Bay, KAMARIAN Spa & Wellness Hotel is going to be a new five star hotel. Due to its position in the Santorinian Coast of Kararian bay it was crucial to take the benefits of a sea front plot. The main idea is to place all the public ammenities on an elavated garden with the view to the sea.
The primary challenge of the project was to integrate in the landscape and the harmonization with the architectural tradition of the island.
Colored plaster walls that mimic the earthy geological surrounding landcape run through the surrounding area and curve organically to define the levels and water surfaces, to protect from the north wind, to direct the movements and to organize the common areas.
The walls themselves create facades, gentle stairs and smaller courtyards, patios and courtyards for the rooms and the spa. The standing and recreation areas are shaded by olives, mulberries and pergolas made of wood or sails, while for the planting that surrounds them, Mediterranean-resistant phrygana, shrubs and aromatics have been selected.
In the interior, the spaces are carved based on the plasticity and the removal of the traditional architecture and the use of natural rough materials. The Cycladic austerity and the natural light are enriched with the colors of the rocks of the island, intense black and bronze to highlight the organicity and the materiality of the forms.