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Five Star Hotel, Milos Isle

Five Star Hotel, Milos Isle

The Project

It is a hotel complex, on the island of Milos, of the architect Fotini Xyrafi, in a wonderful volcanic location, on the sea front, on a slope, with a special beauty of rocks, colors and seabed. The complex has arrays of buildings, independent small houses, suites with a private pool, a restaurant building, a large common pool and the main office building.


The complex should externally observe the Cycladic architecture and remind an old, pre-existing, Cycladic village. On the other hand, internally, the design is required to be very modern, minimal, with open spaces, without intermediate obstacles, to remind of high technology and modern architecture. In addition, the construction of the hotel should be carried out in a very short time, with high durability (aggressive environment, near the sea), completely anti-seismic and safe (volcanic soil) and with low maintenance costs.


A modern composite structure was proposed, with a lightweight metal frame, which will be assembled in a very short space of time for all structures, which will completely describe the geometry of the buildings and then the walls will be made of shotcrete, insulation and dry construction (leaving room for the passage of E / M installations). At the points where the architectural design requires stone masonry, the stone masonry is combined with the shotcrete in a load-bearing, reinforced wall. Internal partitioning is done in dry construction and the slabs are combined with trapezoidal steel sheet to a composite structure.


In this way the buildings are externally plastic, since the shotcrete follows the architectural curves to remind a Cycladic village, while internally, with the rigor and geometry of the dry construction, they give the desired result of minimal architecture with large, free spaces. The durability is achieved, since the outer casing is immune to the effects of the environment. Finally, the short construction time is achieved by assembling the pre-fabricated metal skeleton and forming the walls in parallel to the completion of the interior arrangements at other parts of the complex.


The project has not been implemented, but the method remains a model for other projects, new or existing.

Milos Isle


Milos Cove

ALD Architects – Fotini Xyrafi


Our Scope of Works
Preliminary, Final Design, Construction Design

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