Today, Imagicasa takes you to a true haven called Aelia Resort, designed by L Architects. Their ambition for the project was that it radiates tranquillity and relaxation. Under their supervision, the holiday resort resulted in a luxurious serene project using only natural materials.
L Architects is an architecture firm based in Kefalonia, Greece and was established by Afroditi Lefkaditi & Julia Lefkaditi in 2004. Their belief is to create experiments that lead to exciting architectural experiences in every scale and in all aspects of life. This contextual approach produces unique architectural experiences for each project, in which every element of the design comes together within a clear concept that successfully presents the identity of the client.
The intimate holiday resort, designed by L Architects, is built in Livathou, Kefallonia island in Greece. In the center of a lush olive grove overlooking Ai-Helis beach and Agia Pelagia marina. It doesn’t get any more dreamy! Its standout feature is an ample, 450m² swimming pool, flanked by nine suites with independent access. All rooms enjoy views and immediate access to the pool, and their singular architectural design is the product of the varied possible enactments with the ubiquitous water element.
Local culture and natural materials are the common thread.
The idea of close interaction with the water also defines the interior arrangement of the rooms: all beds are oriented towards the swimming pool view, and the indoor showers, visible from the bed behind transparent partitions, also enjoy outdoor views through strategically located openings. Furthermore all the suites feature a contemporary design language, discreetly hinting to the local vernacular with the use of natural materials and hand-treated fittings. Pressed cement facing in the off-white clay color of the soil is applied on all indoor and outdoor walls, and the terrazzo washbasins, beds and furnishings are custom-designed, specific to the project. The natural feel is enhanced with the extensive use of oak, bamboo, and linen fabrics on the curtains and upholstery.
In short, it became a piece of restrained and measured architecture, where the selected sculptural decorative objects emphasise the intensity and make the space feel increasingly welcoming. The architectural design aims to make guests as familiar as possible with the natural and cultural landscape of the island. Photography by Mirto Iatropoulou
Interior Stylist: Anestis Michalis
Production: Mia Dorier