This beautiful resort located on the Greek island of Crete was designed by swiss architectural firm Davide Macullo Architects. The Yachting Club Villas at Elounda Beach on the island of Crete, Greece. Completed in 2008, these contemporary villas are part of the Elounda Beach Resort and resemble the look of an anchored yacht. Located on a spectacular sea front site on the Greek island of Crete, Elounda Beach is one of the world’s leading hotels. The scale of the site is at once both vast and intimate offering uninterrupted views across the Aegean Sea to the horizon yet still benefiting from the sheltering nature of the embracing bay.
The Villas project is a contemporary intervention on the coast and aims to connect these scales, acting as a link and blurring the boundaries between the land and the sea. The strong geometry of the individual units is articulated as a fluid coastal landscape by way of the sequence of rounded surfaces and 45 degree wall lines that carve the depths of the volumes. The system emerges as a new artificial landscape relating the two different conditions. Each of the bathrooms are laid out with the same design principle but have each been finished differently. In order to keep a certain design harmony at Elounda, we chose simple, natural, luxurious materials. Hence the bathroom zones are finished with marble flooring, wooden furniture items, reflective panels and illuminated mirrors. There are three deck levels, one at the villa level, a lower private one and one at sea level, giving the guests a choice of privacy. The use of teak flooring, polished steel columns and glass balustrades recall the theme of the yacht. Each of the villas also has its own private pool, which is illuminated at night.