Project: Casa Cook Kos
Creative Lead: Lambs and Lions
Architecture: ARC / Ilias Mastrominas in collaboration with Lambs and Lions
Interior Design & Styling: Annabell Kutucu in collaboration with Lambs and Lions
Services: Concept & Strategy, Spatial philosophy, Art direction, Interior architecture, FF&E directions, Visual Identity
Location: Kos, Greece
Photography: Georg Roske, Brechenmacher & Baumann
Situated within a serene stretch of rural beachside on the Greek island of Kos, Casa Cook’s second retreat was designed with a sense of community and slow-living in mind. Akin to a historic Greek village and their labyrinth of cubist houses, a village-like feel was developed with a mix of one and two-storey houses grouped around Mediterranean gardens and patios. Casa Cook Kos is a beach hideaway and summer escape for like-minded people to come together.
Each of the five room types – ranging from doubles to villa suites were created as a series of private sanctuaries. Inside, mid-century elements are contrasted with naturally tactile textures and traditionally handmade pieces, bringing a sense of timelessness; simplicity and sophistication.
Focusing on the Greek philosophy of “Parea” the public areas are designed in a more relaxed architectural style with large openings and a textured thatch roof. Retractable glass planes create an airy, open space allow the guest a seamless transition between the tranquillity of the powdery sand dunes of the beach and the relaxed energy around the main pool.
The sense of relaxation is enhanced with a separate spa and wellbeing area which encompasses an indoor pool, treatment rooms, a glass walled sauna overlooking a lush courtyard, with views through to the domed hammam.