K-studio’s proposal is an adaptation of the Navarino Dunes design ethos, which respects tradition while offering a contemporary quality experience. Inspired by the old houses and villages of the region, each property is a composition of stone enclosures, courtyards and patios, arranged in such a way as to invite the surrounding landscape to interact with the interior. This approach defines the villas as a sequence of volumes rather than a continuous mass. The alternation between indoor and outdoor spaces provides a spatial richness and merges the residences with their context.
The exchange between interior and exterior spaces makes moving through them more akin to a stroll around a local village than a single property. The materiality of the villas combines traditional textures and construction techniques with modern-day features and architectural elements. These include natural stone walls, solid wooden beams and antique stone paving set against hammered concrete lintels, slim anodized aluminum window frames and planted roofs. This contextual approach offers a contemporary take on the regional vernacular, proposing an atmospheric architecture with an appropriate design for the local landscape and climate.