dunes particular person seashore lodge by georges batzios architects



the dunes particular person seashore lodge in lefkada, greece


located on the greek island of lefkada, the dunes particular person seashore lodge is an revolutionary hospitality proposal that mixes coastal panorama options with new architectural design. led by georges batzios architects, the venture responds to native city growth by making an attempt to rectify it. ‘because the 1976 earthquake, lefkada’s cities adopted an unruly city and architectural growth with no respect to nature nor to the up to date human wants. our proposal goals to revive the connection between the native pure setting and the brand new lodge structure,’ explains the agency. in different phrases, a hybrid panorama is envisioned by bringing collectively the bogus and ecological — permitting luxurious, ecosystems, and biodiversity to coexist equally. 

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a coastal ecosystem that softly invades the lodge borders 


essentially the most placing characteristic of georges batzios architects’ proposal is the ‘fluid’ dune panorama composed of sand, vegetation, and water. all three parts softly intertwine to create an ecosystem that references the protected ionian dunes. furthermore, this pure composition appears to softly invade the borders of the lodge — illustrating a coherent unity of nature and structure, and giving every tenant entry to a ‘non-public’ part of the seashore. in the meantime, pathways fabricated from marble or concrete run via the fluid outside area and result in resting areas with picket decks. set between the paths are pockets of swimming swimming pools, with quartz outlines, that originate from a stream of water. these pockets embrace seating parts and degraded slopes to create the best circumstances for recreation and socialization.

proposed beach hotel in greece features a dune ecosystem that gently invades its borders
lodge tenants have direct entry to their piece of a personal ‘pure’ seashore



to simulate the coast’s invasion of the constructed territory, the architects first minimize off the brand new lodge from the remainder of the city with a tough concrete wall set on the border, holding one aspect open in direction of the ocean; this led to a pi-shaped constructing that intimately hugs the seashore. they then drove the coastal ecosystem into the lodge patio utilizing transitional parts. thirdly, they lined the constructing’s inside pores and skin with a comfortable picket shell — providing a pure high quality that appears to originate from the coast proper exterior. 

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pure gentle floods the lodge advanced on its southeast, southwest, and northeast façades



an eco-friendly design responding to pure sources


architecturally, the target was to examine an eco-friendly advanced that responds to the encompassing environmental circumstances by benefiting from pure sources (solar, wind, vegetation). as such, the proposal would have a minimal carbon footprint and supply a snug expertise to its occupants. for insulation/photo voltaic radiation, massive glazed openings on the southeast, southwest, and northeast façades let in loads of pure daylight and heat. that stated, the balconies act like shading gadgets to forestall the interiors from overheating. at night time, applicable air flow elements will divulge heart’s contents to maximize airflow and funky down the thermal mass when temperatures drop.

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double glazed home windows of top quality, with low-E coatings to control inside local weather



ecologically, the architects accomplished the design with a urged inexperienced roof construction that might provide extra insulation, improve warmth circulate resistance, scale back roof temperatures, enhance stormwater administration, and contribute to evaporation. the inexperienced roof would defend the constructing from direct photo voltaic warmth in summer time whereas minimizing warmth loss throughout wintertime. all in all, the combination of water parts and greenery can optimize the native local weather, subsequently providing improved circumstances for outside actions.

proposed beach hotel in greece features a dune ecosystem that gently invades its borders
the interiors characteristic a skinny picket shell that brings out a pure high quality

proposed beach hotel in greece features a dune ecosystem that gently invades its borders
every balcony acts as a shading block to forestall the rooms from overheating

proposed beach hotel in greece features a dune ecosystem that gently invades its borders
rooms on the bottom ground can instantly entry the dune ecosystem via the picket patio





venture information:


titledunes particular person seashore lodge

whole space: 3, 000 sqm
location: lefkada, greece

structure: georges batzios architects
design crew: georges batzios, spyros kleissas, olga keleki, stavros franzios, emmanuela mathioudaki, rea skarmalioraki, vasia theodoraki, manto monogiou
structural engineering: A. karanikolas & associates, vassilis kapotis
E/M engineering: papagrigorakis & associates, tasos nikolaidis
panorama structure guide: topio 7
sustainability guide: eleni chatziioanou



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edited by: lea zeitoun | designboom


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