K-studio architects in collaboration with Lambs and Lions interior design studio created a modernist Mediterranean resort which combines large, open-planned public spaces with quieter, intimate private villas.
The resort is a choreographed interplay of light, shadow and texture, the smooth concrete forms gradually separate and transform into more brutalist structures that seem to emerge, almost mythically, from the sand.
Casa Cook Chania is a continuation of the Casa Cook brand’s image of laid-back luxury, this time adapted to suit the gentle hillside location on the Cretan coast.
The 106 single-story villas – clad in concrete and timber – descend towards the sea in a visually arresting program of interlocking terraces, graphic forms, and floating planes. The exposed concrete, muted palette of warm hues and the textured local stone echo the surrounding rugged landscape, allowing the project to contrast with the vernacular costal architecture.
The sharp angles and Brutalist abundance of warm grey concrete and stone is softened by the lush tropical softscape and woven cane outdoor furnishings. Within, a mid-century inspired interior features a mix of stone, dark timber and earthy textured linens & rattan weaves.