The summer accommodation complex “Serenity Suites” lies in the Nikiti/Sithonia settlement in Chalkidiki, Greece. The complex is comprised of three significant and distinguishable units with 20 suites and a swimming pool of about 115 m2 in a 640 m2 plot.
The architectural concept approaches the notions of temporary accommodation during summer vacations and socialization. Furthermore, private spatial and temporal units are being introduced in the building. The building units are placed around the swimming pool, which is the linking point between accommodation and public amenities. The buildings create an interesting shape of spatial horizon while offering optimal views towards the sea and the swimming pool. The ground floor consists of ten suites and the 1st floor suites include one level or one level and an attic, as well. The reception area sets the welcome landmark of the complex.
The orientation and the scale of the building are a result of an overall sustainable design. The exterior sunshades provide sun-protection and enrich the views of the buildings, while playing the role of dividers between the balconies. The sunshades coupled with double-glazed windows control the amount of sunlight entering the building. The water element of the swimming pool increases the amount of vapors and adds to the natural cooling during evening hours. The combination of the swimming pool and the plot’s landscape create a sort of microclimate. The buildings are cladded with exterior wall insulation and are organized according to colour and level. The landscape provides unobstructed circulation and the swimming pool maps out private units for the ground floor suites’ users.
The interior design transforms each suite into a functional, warm and aesthetically outstanding space delivering maximum pleasure, relaxation moments and a memorable experience to the clients. Big window openings allow the light to steam through the suites and promote a pleasant elegance feeling. Each suite is supplied, apart from the basic sleep amenities, with an extra small living-room and a kitchenette. The porcelain floor tiles provide the space with unity and texture. The furniture units are made of oak veneered wood and lacquer and a blend of textiles offers a variety of patterns and style. The white ceilings add to the simplicity of the suites, while alternative lighting solutions such as wall lamps, ceiling lamps, hidden lighting, sconces and their reflections embrace the users.