Location: Costa Adaje, Canary IslandsDate: 2020 Type:
THISS were commissioned to undertake the design of a wellness retreat in the volcanic landscape of Tenerife in February 2019.
The design included a 40 room hotel with ancillary features which placed its focus around a series of courtyards that both shelter from the expanse of the surrounding landscape, and lead out into it with diminishing stone walls. A long, low barn of accommodation spans across the site, and larger bungalows are staggered up a terraced hillside with their own views out towards the ocean.
A vernacular language of dry stone and brick vaulting, with long shaded colonnades wrapping around the open courts. Buildings are framed between secret openings, which lead onto new worlds behind.