zigzag pool carves out ampia vista retreat in greek island



a twisted prismatic strategy of the boutique lodge


positioned on a steep longtitudinal plot on the southern a part of meganisi island, greece, ‘ampia vista retreat‘ affords unhindered views of the mesmerizing blue of the bay. barault architects designed an ensemble of volumes which are interconnected as chainrings and anchored round a big zigzag-shaped pool, which acts as the focus serving to friends to navigate simpler among the many advanced.


the volumetric strategy attracts reference from the standard double pitched and hip roof of the ionian island homes. the outside hardscapes; partitions, and roofs, are clad with earthy tones and pure supplies, resembling an austere prismatic sculpture upon which solar shadows are theatrically forged.zigzag pool carves out ampia vista retreat in greek islandall photographs courtesy of barault architects



in depth views of the blue, characterize ampia vista retreat 


the boutique lodge advanced designed by barault architects (extra information right here) contains 34 double rooms, eight triple rooms, six luxurious suites, high-standard meals, beverage amenities, and a wellness heart. its title derives from the italian which means of the phrase ‘ample view’, which is the important thing ingredient of the resort. a primary requirement for the design was for all rooms and amenities to supply an unobstructed view of the ionian sea.


as greek villages are anchored on mountainsides and have their public sq. positioned on the heart, the retreat is deployed on a staggered set of various ranges, whereas the communal areas, reminiscent of the big pool space, the restaurant and bar space are positioned within the heart. the reception foyer, the pool space the restaurant in addition to the spa space are all spatially interrelated. the rooms and suites are remotely positioned in an effort to present privateness, solace, and a soothing ambiance for the friends.zigzag pool carves out ampia vista retreat in greek island



total earthy coloration merges with the huge olive tree environment


the zigzagged water ingredient working by an intensive a part of the lodge features as a linking ingredient of the synthesis. by its angular deployment, it affords completely different views and creates varied enjoyable areas round it. by displacing the central axis, asymmetrical prisms grow to be an fascinating distinction to the normal structure with out offending the aesthetics of the island. as a complimentary design ingredient vertical wood louvers supply safety from direct daylight. the intentional avoidance of roof tiling was chosen to ensure that prisms to mix into the hardscapes.



zigzag pool carves out ampia vista retreat in greek island
overlooking the ionian sea




zigzag pool carves out ampia vista retreat in greek island
earthy tones and pure supplies

zigzag pool carves out ampia vista retreat in greek island
asymmetrical prisms

zigzag pool carves out ampia vista retreat in greek island
vertical wood louvers




merges with the surrounding scenery

merges with the encircling surroundings

interior view

inside view

sweeping views towards the sea

sweeping views in direction of the ocean

earthy tones

earthy tones

mission information:


title: ampia vista retreat
architects: barault architects

design group: louis barault, elisania michalopoulou, aliki sigala, stella mitsogianni, xenia bouranta
location: meganisi island, greece



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