LIGHT HOUSE SEA HOTEL:

PHYKOS VILLAGE

Year

2016

Location

Sicily, Italy

Type

Idea Competition

Organizer

Young Architects competitions 

Competition brief

Lighthouse sea hotel

ECO-CULTURE FRIENDLY VOLUNTEER VACATION

The project location has unique land and marine ecological systems, cultural landscape and historical vernacular architecture which create opportunities for high quality hospitality programs in eco-cultural tourism and volunteer services that focus in education and preservation in partnerships with local indigenous community. The programs consist of.

1. Ecological Research and Awareness Center which provide activities, such as field survey, collecting ecological data in the Capo Murro di Porco area, scuba diving-marine debris survey and removal and trekking on natural trails.

2. Historical Vernacular Architecture Preservation Workshop

 

 

LIVELY VILLAGE LIGHTHOUSE

New translucent cube-shaped building functions for lodging, services and various learning activities, scattered around historical architecture randomly to change the meaning of a stand-alone lighthouse to be a part of the new community that full of life and activities, similar to Luminescent plankton that illuminate the sea with the moon and stars.

 

ECO-CULTURE ARCHTECTURE AND ARCHITECTURAL HERITAGE

The high concern of the project is architectural heritage conservation. Resin mixed with antique black stone will be used as a new material for flooring functions as a mirror reflecting a natural landscape, making the building looks like it is floating from the ground.

The L-shaped building on the southwest of the site has been adaptive reused into a roofless bath. A hot tub has been installed fit into the room, functions as a mirror depicting the reflection from the sky and the historical building on the surface of the water.  

The exterior of the building has a geometric shape integrating itself with historical manmade vernacular architecture; the interior of the hotel room has an organic form mimicking ecological landscape.

 

PLANNING

1. Interlocking room systems; a workshop space with an enclosed courtyard.

2. The entrance hall of the historical lighthouse will be functioned (adaptive reused) as multipurpose hall for learning activities and exhibition space.

3. A Roofless Public Bath for natural hot spring.

INTERIOR DESIGN

1. Isometric details of the hotel room

2. Exterior of the hotel room has a geometric shape integrating itself with historical manmade landscape (vernacular architecture  )  

3. Interior of the hotel room has an organic form mimicking ecological landscape.

CONSTRUCTION METHODS AND PROCESS

1. Training volunteers for sustainable demolition, site cleaner and material recycling.

2. Using local limestone found in the area for molding

3. Using recycled (scrap?) materials mixed with resin to make limestone block

4. Architectural Takeoff

5. Laying Limestone blocks

6. Finish

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