The luxurious Yachting Club Villas, Crete
Swiss architectural practice Davide Macullo Architects have designed the Yachting Club Villas. Completed back n 2008, these contemporary villas are part of the Elounda Beach Resort and can be found on spectacular sea front site on the Greek island of Crete.
According to the architects: “The scale of the site is at once both vast and intimate offering uninterrupted views across the Aegean Sea to the horizon yet still benefiting from the sheltering nature of the embracing bay. The villas project is a contemporary intervention on the coast and aims to connect these scales, acting as a link and blurring the boundaries between the land and the sea.
“Set back on Crete’s northeast coast, the row of volumes face the water as anchored yachts towards the sea, while addressing and complementing the urban context on the land side. The newly created pathways between the bungalows afford open views to the sea and have a reduced scale that echo the streets of coastal villages of old in a contemporary way.
“The use of a natural dark grey stone for the exterior wall cladding on the set the new volumes is keeping in harmony with the local environment while the use of natural materials such as wood and leather interiors enwraps the people in a discreetly opulent atmosphere, in balance with the natural surroundings.
“The main idea behind the interior design was to create a luxurious open plan space that allows the sea and views enter into the entire villa. At the same time, through the use of architectural devices and independent furniture pieces, the spaces can be closed off individually to create a more intimate environment for guests. The materials, exterior finishes and interior designs are made from natural materials, have all been designed and custom made especially for this project by Davide Macullo Architects and in all, give a sense of discreet opulence without being vulgar.”
Images courtesy of Enrico Cano
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