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Wooden Cave hotel suite in Greece is constructed from over 1,000 items of hand-cut spruce

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Sinuous spruce-wood partitions wind round this cozy cave-like suite that Tenon Structure has created for a resort hotel in southern Greece.

Picket Cave is a part of Hyades Mountain Resort within the village of Trikala Korinthias, which lies on the slopes of Mount Kyllini.

The suite sits at an altitude of 1,100 meters and has spectacular views of the encircling panorama, however, Tenon Architecture was introduced on board to revive its interiors.

Wooden Cave by Tenon Architecture

The studio determined to separate the suite into two halves, every accomplished in numerous materials palettes – the rear half is made nearly solely from wooden, and options gently curved partitions akin to these on the within of a cave.

The entrance hall of the suite, which has extra conventional linear surfaces, is decked out with ashy black tiles.

“This division intends to create a transparent distinction between the arduous, ‘protecting’ shell and the curved, ‘inviting’ inside, harking back to the type of a cave that has been used as a refuge and a haven all through human existence,” defined the studio.

Wooden Cave by Tenon Architecture

The sinuous wall and platform that winds across the rear facet of the suite comprise 1,112 items of spruce.

An algorithm-based program was used to attract out the required form of every timber piece earlier than they had been reducing to dimension on-site by two architects on the studio, Apostolos Mitropoulos and Thanos Zervos.

Wooden Cave by Tenon Architecture

The items had been then slotted collectively to type 55 giant modules. After these had been additional formed and smoothed by hand, they had been assembled into the ultimate cave-like construction.

“The absence of any digital fabrication strategies within the building resulted within the adoption of an extra sculptural strategy in the direction of the ultimate type,” added the studio.

Wooden Cave by Tenon Architecture

The studio made certain that the construction wasn’t erected flush in opposition to the suite’s concrete shell so that air can be allowed to move freely behind and passively cool the house within the hotter summer season months.

Two areas of the rear wall dip inwards to accommodate the double and single beds which have been constructed into the curving platform beneath. This platform has additionally been made vast sufficient so that, when essential, it could double-up as a bench seat.

Wooden Cave by Tenon Architecture

Different components within the room, just like the floorboards, cabinets of the kitchenette, and the eating desk that extends from the wall have been crafted from knotless pinewood.

Different particulars just like the faucets, spotlights, and pendant lamps are jet-black.

Wooden Cave by Tenon Architecture

The darkish stones tiles which were utilized in rooms within the entrance hall of the suite had been sourced domestically in Trikala.

They cowl the partitions of the sitting space, which comes full with a hearth, and the lavatory, the place the bathtub has been positioned proper beside the window so that the company can get a view of the close-by mountain peaks.

Wooden Cave by Tenon Architecture

Tenon Structure was established at the beginning of this 12 months by Apostolos Mitropoulos and Thanos Zervos, who each targeted wooden building and carpentry throughout their architectural research.

Just like the apply, Koichi Takada Architects employed 40,000 pieces of wood to create towering, stalagmite-like columns contained in the reward store of the Nationwide Museum of Qatar.

Zooco Estudio additionally used timber panels to form a cave-like interior for a wine shop in Spain.

Pictures are by Spyros Hound Photography.


Challenge credit:

Design and construcion: Tenon Structure
Architects: Apostolos Mitropoulos, Thanos Zervos

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Rachel Ha
Industrial and agricultural product enthusiast. Expert on Vietnam economy. Focus on FTA agreements between Vietnam and other countries.
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