Facing the gorgeous coast of Heraklion Beach stands the Hotel-Restaurant Mourέlo Cretan Food & Drink Philosophy. Known for their high-end work and clever use of scale and forms, the project at hand brings forth a familiar sense of luxury with a welcome minimalist sensibility as a twist.
Mourέlo Cretan Food & Drink Philosophy outer shell is a strong homage to Modernism accentuated by strong clean lines. It exudes an old-school feeling to an undeniably contemporary architectural.
The transition from the social area to the pool upgrades the patio to one of the most interesting spaces of the hotel-restaurant. Employing wood partitions as a sculptural element, the pool becomes the undisputed main feature. It is a different type of minimalism at play, not about absence but about visual lightness. The water garden, as it was named, is filled with dense plants, vying for more privacy.
The atmosphere is rooted in a feeling of quiet luxury, from the confident geometry as the recurring element to the collection of art and worldly objects throughout. Minimalism serves as the guideline to achieve such high standards.