situated on the picturesque greek island of crete, elastic architects was commissioned to revamp the outdoor pool and restaurant of the mitsis rinela beach resort & spa in kokkini chani. the unobstructed, panoramic sea view combined with the sun over the cretan landscape influenced the architect’s intricate design.

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entrance view of the rinela restaurant
all images © pygmalion karatzas

 

 

the shadows casted by the wicker pergola surrounding the restaurant amplify the natural materials chosen by elastic architects, and offer a constant transmutation of the space throughout the day. in continuity to the restaurant, the outdoor pool follows similar design ideas, highlighting the infinity views to the aegean sea. according to the architects, functionality and integration of the custom-made furniture to the landscape was of outmost importance to the brief.

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the wicker pergola surrounding the restaurant amplify the natural materials chosen

elastic architects rinela restaurant renovation crete island designboom
details of the dining hall

elastic architects rinela restaurant renovation crete island designboom
exterior view at dusk of the restaurant

elastic architects rinela restaurant renovation crete island designboom
entrance and dinning hall at sundown 

elastic architects rinela restaurant renovation crete island designboom
the custom-made furniture reflect the serenity of the aegean sea

elastic architects rinela restaurant renovation crete island designboom
details of the wicker pergola 

elastic architects rinela restaurant renovation crete island designboom
exterior view at dusk of the rinela restaurant 

elastic architects rinela restaurant renovation crete island designboom
the outdoor pool reflects the infinity of the picturesque aegean sea

elastic architects rinela restaurant renovation crete island designboom
custom-made furniture of the outdoor pool area

elastic architects rinela restaurant renovation crete island designboom
infinite view at dusk

 

 

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