Situated in Marmari, Kos, in a setting surrounded by palms, Caravia Beach Junior Suites and Restaurant, is an extension to an existing hotel. The Suites and the restaurant are organically connected via a large outdoor pool and deck network, on the water. The complex unfolds around a communal pool which underlines the 5 bungalows and the restaurant and connects with all the structured environment via a network of decks and platforms, creating channels that surround the individual spaces. In terms of a vertical reading of the area, bungalow buildings are organized in two levels, ground floor and first floor, with the first providing direct access to the pool through the rooms’ private courtyards.
The architecture of the volumes is a re-interpretation of the simple Greek island-style cubic shaped architecture with few openings for courtyard access. The rooms are separated by stone walls and their yards are shaded with wooden pergolas. The materials that dominate the room are the cement mortar in the bathroom, the white wood, and the neutral gray colors. The restaurant becomes a reference point and the heart of the summer’s resort around which the 5 bungalows unfold. The a la carte restaurant “Maina” is designed with a modern and simple style, thus providing a setting of relaxation for the dining areas, bar, and open kitchen. The bar with its wide sliding openings covered by aluminium systems of minimal design, is connecting the indoor and outdoor spaces. The modern space is curated with an eclectic mix of furnishings and objects mostly custom made. The architectural firm’s concept was to create a relaxed and sophisticated environment for the hotel’s guests by blending minimalism with an elegant Mediterranean atmosphere.