Hotel Relux on Ios Island in the Cyclades, Sikinos Resort Building, Greek Accommodation Images, Design

Hotel Relux on Ios Island

Greek Accommodation Building: Cyclades Resort design by A31 Architecture

30 Oct 2016

Hotel Relux on Ios Island, the Cyclades

Design: A31 Architecture

Location: Ios Island, Cyclades, Aegean Sea, Greece

Hotel Relux on Ios Island

Sometime during the mid 1980s, Blue Bay Hotel Ios** was built in a 3900sqm plot at the Port of Ios island -overlooking Sikinos – without being renovated or reconstructed for more than two decades.

Hotel Relux on Ios Island

That is until 2010, when the complete renovation of its premises was seen as a necessity, in order to improve the facilities and upgrade the services offered. A31 was then assigned with the responsibility to transform that 2* hotel to a contemporary 4* boutique hotel, which was named Relux Ios Island.

Hotel Relux on Ios Island

In order to succeed in that task, A31 redesigned the existing buildings’ outline as well as the bedrooms, the common areas and the surrounding landscape.

Hotel Relux on Ios Island

The landscape design takes advantage of site specific features such as microclimatic and topographical conditions as well as the existing vegetation to blend the hotel exterior seamlessly into the surrounding natural setting. The uneven shape of the plot which seems to be “embracing” the complex, forms private gardens as well as adding outdoor spaces for the hotel’s function.

Hotel Relux on Ios Island

The gentle slope that can be easily detected in the surrounding space was utilized as the ideal environment for the addition of build-in sitting rooms or elevated planted areas. The plant selection includes Mediterranean species, with rich aromas and flowering, selected on the basis of their low maintenance requirements and their ability to fit in the architectural unity.

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The new hotel complex consists of the following buildings:

BUILDING A1: It includes the hotel reception, the Directorate office, restrooms for men/women/disabled, the Café – Bar, the restaurant/breakfast-room as well as the restaurant’s kitchen.
VILLA: Ground floor detached suite with a private garden and an outdoor SPA.
BUILDING BANGALOWS. Ground floor building, which consists of two triple rooms with private garden.
BUILDING A2. Two-storey building with basement rooms with total capacity of 14 double and triple rooms.
BUILDING A3. Ground floor auxiliary building, which includes the changing rooms and staff’s restrooms.

Hotel Relux on Ios Island

Hotel Relux on Ios Island

Designed in a subtractive manner, this project is defined by the sleekness of its surfaces. A31 also established flow and movement to the project by securing the organic integration of the water element in the surrounding space. The rooms were treated as individual spaces of island architecture, with unique morphological properties, and not as typical hotel rooms.

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Therefore, all of them were redesigned and new rooms were created with brand new layout and access, in order to meet the 4-star classification requirements. Furthermore, additional establishments of common areas were constructed, including an open bar, restaurant and wine bar, swimming pool, outdoor revitalization spa and a contemporary orthodox chapel.

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Hotel Relux – Building Information

Architects: A31 ARCHITECTURE
Project’s Architect/Author: Praxitelis Kondylis
Size: 95Ο sqm
Time: 2010 (design) 2015 (construction)
Location: Ios Island, Cyclades group, Greece

Design Team: Praxitelis Kondylis, Ero Papadopoulou, Hara Lasithiotaki, Stefanos Nasopoulos
Project Management: A31 CONSTRUCTION, Panagiotis Karras
Landscape Architecture: Archetopo, Sarik Barbarian, Nikola Galiatsou
Structural Design: Tasos Kosmatopoulos, Civil Eng.
Electrical and Mechanical Design: Elias Kosmatopoulos, Mech. Eng.
Lighting design: OKAPI Lighting Design

Photos: Yiannis Hatjiaslanis

Hotel Relux on Ios Island


Hotel Relux on Ios Island images / information from A31 ARCHITECTURE

Location: Ios Island, Greece, southeast Europe

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