Nestled in the dunes of the golden sandy beach of Paphos, Cyprus, the Antasia Beach Club by Baranowitz + Kronenberg celebrates the crystal clear waters and the rich history of the cultural city. where the goddess aphrodite was born, the renowned architecture studio shares the inner visions of antasia, which complement the existing landmark with the flower-like protective columns of the cypriot psomas studios of architecture. Fully embedded in the beach below, the architectural balance between artificial development and nature is revealed.
the restaurant is located on the shores of the idyllic beach in paphos, cyprus
all images courtesy of baranowitz + kronenberg
Photo credit for Ganina and Stelios Antoniou
renowned storytelling baranowitz + kronenberg architects Continue to respect context awareness and cultural heritage in each project, as demonstrated in Antasia. the studio based in amsterdam and tel-aviv begins its Collaboration with the Cypriot luxury hotel resort group thanos Hotels to create a space that perfectly blends with the breathtaking view of the coast. As the sunsets and sunrises bathe the elongated curtain walls, guests and locals are enticed to explore the hidden gem.
“When designing Antasia, we immediately knew where we were going. We have chosen two basic requirements for this project: nature and simple pleasures. The beauty of nature does not need artificial additives and simple pleasures are enhanced by the sheer presence of the sea. We wanted to create a space that is permeated by its surroundings and pays tribute to the ocean and its deep cultural connection to this incredible coastal city. ‘ say Alan and Irene, co-founders of Baranowitz + Kronenberg.
a sea of white scales is brought through the entire space, resonating with the marine life below
the beach bar is revealed under the terrace and above the coast. The view into the interior is clear through the glass windows that frame the Mediterranean Sea. a harmonious energy fills the room, while the room and seating arrangement gently expands the sea like an amphitheater into a stage. the scenography continues to flow into the details. Through reflective and opaque surfaces, bleached old wood tables give a flair of simple calm and beautify the green and blue tones of the surroundingswhile the white terrazzo floor reflects the sea foam hitting the shore. To provide more play, swarms of white scales adorn the walls, reflecting the marine life below.
the white terrazzo floor reflects the sea foam hitting the shore
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