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Tenon Architecture’s Wooden Grotto Mimics Natural Cave Formations To a T.

Apostolos Mitropoulos Thanos Zervos of Tenon Architecture conceptualizes the world’s first modern day wooden cave in the Hyades Mountain Resort of lower district Trikala Corinthias, Southern Greece.

Jun 08, 2020 | By Julia Roxan

Don’t ever get it twisted: Texture is the most important element in all design. Doing everything from making a room pop, to elevating each components visual weight and sensorial appeal to enviable levels – texture though often subconsciously overlooked, has the ability to make or break a space.

Tenon Architecture’s Wooden Grotto Mimics Natural Cave Formations To a T.

Taking this idea to never-before-seen height, Apostolos Mitropoulos Thanos Zervos of Tenon Architecture has conceptualized the world’s first modern day wooden cave in the Hyades Mountain Resort of lower district Trikala Corinthias, Southern Greece.

Engulfing guests in a warm welcome, the palatial cave accommodates an environment of hospitality and leisure, housing a single room with two beds, a connecting kitchen space, bathroom, and living room with a fireplace.

 

Born from a stereotypical guest room, the Athens-based studio has drafted their design based on the attributes of real caves, which have long been used to provide both safety and shelter to its inhabitants – the accommodation thus not only incorporates contemporary design in order to uphold the impeccable standards of 21st century hospitality but is characterized by its effortlessly curved surfaces and archetypical qualities of a natural shelter.

Constructed on-site with wood as the primary building material, the room’s two distinct sections are the main living area and opposing cave-like side, featuring oversized windows offering spectacular views of surrounding natural landscape, including the slopes of Mount Ziria.


 
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