With respect to the traditional architecture and topography, as well as the satisfaction of modern needs and aesthetic requirements, Rocabella Hotel in Mykonos, Agios Stefanos, is redesigned by Stones and Walls to offer a unique hospitality experience. The project was recently awarded with BIG SEE Wood Award 2019.
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The main features of the hotel are not only its privileged location close to the coastline of Agios Stefanos and its unique view to the city of Mykonos, but also the interesting composition of white Cycladic volumes in relation to the physical landscape.
The hotel’s pool terrace, which includes a new pool, landscaped terrace, pool bar and reception, as well as the relocation of the hotel’s spa and gym into a new space, is entirely devoted to the visitor, constituting a social field of diverse qualities and activities. All spaces are organized and interacted harmoniously with the unobstructed view, where the infinity pool plays a key role to the composition of the holiday setting of unique luxury and sophisticated comfort.
The infinity pool plays a key role to the composition of the holiday setting of unique luxury and sophisticated comfort.
The design of the common spaces was based to the exterior outline of the existing building as the main objective of the design was all the new spaces to have direct contact with the landscape and the pool. The reception and the bar have been suggested in new areas ensuring a constant contact with the guest while the spa, gym and the two restaurants have been organized around the pool, each maintaining its own privacy.
The materials used are simple and natural, designed and applied in great detail and quality to preserve the sense of luxury that emits the entire hotel.
The interior is dominated by the beige cement mortar on the walls and floors that comes in complete balance with the dark color of the special wooden constructions. The wooden furnishings follow the same simplicity of design to highlight the attention to every detail. All the above are combined in such a way as to create continuous surfaces with a calm, warm effect. This is reinforced by the use of hand-made luminaires made of natural materials.
About Stones and Walls
Stones and Walls is a full service interior design firm based in Athens since 2009. It was founded on the idea that design influences people’s culture and has positive impact on their lives.
The creative team considers each project as a challenge and proposes initiative design solutions blended with modern style elements derived by global trends. The company respects and adopts design practices with emphasis on the combination of the know-how processes along with the aesthetic pluralism in which everyday life is evolved.
Over the last years, the company undertook a variety of projects from restaurants and offices to residences and hotels, by designing friendly environments of high aesthetic values and construction standards. Gradually, the company extended its activities out of the national boarders by managing projects in Britain, Dubai, Egypt. Following a series of distinctions and publications in journals and exhibitions company’s profile was consolidated as pioneer in interior design.
Facts & Credits
Project title Rocabella Hotel Mykonos
Architecture Stones and Walls / Afroditi Bonatsou, Antigone Vrouva
Photography George Sfakianakis
Location Mykonos, Greece