A masterpiece of synthesis and expression, the whitewashed stone House cleverly negotiates various pragmatic and emotive elements to tell the world a story of how beach club experience can be something more than just that and essentially different.
With respect to Scorpios’ overarching concept of Agora (a “gathering place” for meaningful interactions), its typology is aimed at creating connectedness blurring the structural boundaries between otherwise separate domains – both outside and inside – while also providing comfortable enclaves for intimacy. The idea is realized through opening the building on all sides making for the flow in and out, in all other directions revolving around the bar in the middle and sparing its dimmed perimeter areas for privacy on the couches. The space is tastefully decorated with elements of style drawn from a variety of vernacular sources – all to suggest that simplicity is our ultimate luxury. There is no hint of affectation in the design – the disposition that sets the tone for relations between people, our guests coming from different cultural contexts.
In short, the House is a perfect environment to socialize, relax, escape the elements. Here, inspiring talks may go well into the night and call to mind a house party in your old friend's villa.
Just like everything else around the property, the form and function of the House obtains from collaborative effort by architects Dimitris and Konstantinos Karampatakis of Athens-based K-Studio and designers Michael Schickinger and Annabell Kutucu of Lambs & Lions, a multidisciplinary agency in Berlin.