CLUB MED 5*

Transformation and extension of an existing hotel

The Mediterranean Sea, this cobalt blue line is not just an identity but a travel in itself.

We’ve draw into Persian, Ottoman and Byzantine influences to extract an architecture that is elegant and yet sophisticated, but also minimalist and contemporary.

We’ve elaborated pure white masses in the great tradition of the Turkish coastal cities, such as the Old city of Izmir with traditional whitewash architecture, and the hanging houses on Bodrum’s hills.

The geometric forms contain light bleached wood lattices that filter the light and materialize architecture by drawing thin shadows.

Our goal is to reinvent modernity by revisiting vernacular architecture.

Drift wood furniture brings a natural and authentic touch to the space, a recall to the Mediterranean DNA in its original meaning, in between Sea and Land. The wood and whitewash create a rhythm to the sensorial experience of the rooms. The elaborated vines and tree stump are re-worked throughout a contemporary prism. An additional shower that opens towards the sky reframes the preserved natural landscape, carrying on the harmonious experience with the nature. All this furniture will involve the local handicraftsman.

This concept will be translated throughout the whole lifestyle experience; from architecture to furniture and lights, branding, tableware and of course, food.

We redefine a new identity to the Club Med in between tradition and modernity by selecting the best of both worlds; opening new horizons, between Orient, Occident and Asia Minor to provide a dreamlike and timeless architecture.

  • Type: Hotel
  • State: Study
  • Year: 2015
  • City: KEMER, TURKEY
  • Client: Club Med
  • Area: 5ha
  • Team: Studio Malka Architecture  I  Tristan Spella Render
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