The extension of a well-known hotel on the famous Mylopotas beach on Ios island consists of eight new suites, all spread out on the steep side of the hill overlooking the sea.
To incorporate this additional building volume into the island landscape, the need was born to "hide" most of the suites, using typical elements of Cycladic architecture and landscape such as the recognizable white boxes and the stone retaining walls of the terraces.
Such two types of suites were created, following their external appearance: the white boxes with a square layout containing an open suite with joint living and sleeping areas, and the suites hidden behind the stone facades whos elongated layout allows for separated living and sleeping rooms. At the same time external pergolas present apart from the required sunshade and ventilation, an optical barrier from one suite to the other.
This concept of clear design with Cycladic influences is continued into the interior of the suites by extensive use of custom built-in furniture.