the splint lighthouse sea hotel by flavio martella and filippo lorenzi overlaps the cliffside's surface
 
the splint lighthouse sea hotel by flavio martella and filippo lorenzi overlaps the cliffside's surface the splint lighthouse sea hotel by flavio martella and filippo lorenzi overlaps the cliffside's surface
may 10, 2016

the splint lighthouse sea hotel by flavio martella and filippo lorenzi overlaps the cliffside's surface

the splint lighthouse sea hotel by flavio martella and filippo lorenzi overlaps the cliffside’s surface
all images courtesy of flavio martella

 

 

 

lighthouses are monuments of vision, as a symbol they suggest guidance and orientation. ‘the splint’ by flavio martella and filippo lorenzi builds upon this theme by introducing a lighthouse sea hotel that responds its natural environment. the design features a long horizontal settlement located upon the surface of the rocks facing the sea. the watchtower is featured at the centre, establishing itself as the reference point and centrepiece of the complex network. 
a view of the bar facing the sea

 

 

 

the linear design of the project reacts to the protected area of plemmirio. it acts as a barrier against the informal built environment that spreads out from the city of siracuse. the hotel includes a portico at the front of the building that looks out onto the sea. part of the structure overlaps the surface of the cliffside, allowing visitors to walk out partially over the edge. 
the hotel includes a portico at the front of the building that looks out onto the sea

 

 

 

‘the splint’ is designed with the image of a solitary figure in mind. the guest of the hotel is intended as a hermit reflecting the proposed concept that the designers had in mind. they state that ‘isolation is an attitude towards the appreciation of the mythical sicilian soil and its majestic mediterranean atmosphere’. each space of the project is still an intrinsically integrated part of a meaningful, all-encompassing order but, at the same time, it can appear as one single metaphysical setting.

 

the project by lavio martella and filippo lorenzi was created in response to a competition hosted by YAC- young architects competitions
reception

swimming pool

garden

the hotel is built with a solitary figure in mind
sauna

 
the ascensional dynamic of the lighthouse is counterbalanced by the settled horizontal stage

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part of the structure overlaps the surface of the cliffside

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the linear design of the project reacts to the protected area of plemmirio

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the watchtower is featured at the centre of the design

 

 

 

designboom has received this project from our DIY submissions  feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: hollie smith | designboom

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