Elastic Architects were chosen to undertake the revamping of the outdoor pool and restaurant of Mitsis Rinela Beach Resort & Spa, in Kokkini Chani, Crete.
The unobstructed sea views combined with the strong sun over the Cretan landscape, informed the architectural thinking.
Functionality and integration of the custom-made furniture to the landscape was of outmost importance to the brief.
The shadows casted by the wicker pergola amplify the natural materials chosen, and offer a constant transmutation of the space throughout the day.
In continuity to the restaurant, the outdoor pool follows similar design ideas, highlighting the infinity views to the Aegean Sea.
Facts & Credits:
Name: Rinela restaurant and outdoor pool
Type: renovation and interior design of hotel restaurant and outdoor pool
Architects: Elastic Architects
Lead Architects: Ria Vogiatzi – Alexander Xenos
Design leader : Vasileios Bountopoulos
Location: Kokkini Chani, Crete Island, Greece
Client: Mitsis Rinela Beach Resort & Spa
Restaurant area: 650 sq.m.
Outdoor pool area: 2260 sq.m.
Design year: 2017
Construction year: 2017
Lighting: Gallis lighting
Photo credits: Pygmalion Karatzas
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