INT Interior Design Awards 0


Firm LocationAthens, Greece
Lead ArchitectRia Vogiatzi

The redesign of the iconic “Hanikian” hotel embodies elements of topography of its legendary location on the Corinthian Gulf, endowing the formerly rectangular building into an organic form and shaping a new architectural identity. As the hotel stands on the edge of the Volcanic Arc, besides craterless volcano “Sousaki”, its design was inspired by a mythological embodiment of a volcanic eruption emulating the fluidity of lava: Square volumes become a stack of white “pebbles” while successive curved surfaces on the facades give a dynamic form and sculpture effect, creating a sense of movement.