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AGIOS PAVLOS VILLAS AND SPA

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Location: Agios Pavlos, Crete

Area: 7,400 m²

Client: Agios Pavlos Hotel

Date: 2012 - present

Located on the southern coast of Crete, the Agios Pavlos Villa and Spa offers 22 vacation villas of different sizes to long term visitors and students of yoga. Each villa takes advantage of the sloped landscape, organised as a series of staggered terraces. As the roof of one villa becomes the terrace of the next, this arrangement allows for an unimpeded panoramic view of the Mediterranean. Inspired by a local material palette and construction methodology, these two and three bedroom villas are conceived as an extension of the rugged terrain, as the stone quarried from the site becomes a characteristic material used throughout the structure of the buildings. Central to the complex is a yoga and spa centre. With is sunken courtyard serving as the main entrance throughout, the visitors are led into the landscape then confronted with the powerful view of the horizon.