[FIRST LOOK + PLANS] Dubbed the Shell and the Rock, these two prototype holiday homes have been designed by Zaha Hadid Architects as part of a proposed new 400 villa golf and spa resort in Croatia
The development will overlook the old town of Dubrovnik on the Adriatic coast with the Hadid villas ‘defining the overall architectural design of the resort’.
Design Concept: Rock
A ‘distinct’ seven bedroom house , split over three levels structure with a ‘highly expressive, sculptural quality, infused with a sense of light and space’. The design is inspired by the Croatian karst topography and typical karst elements such as sharp-edged cliffs, caves, dolines and sinkholes.
Design Concept: Shell
A luxury house with an elongated curvilinear building shape, inspired by shell structures found along the Croatian coastline. The seven bedroom house is designed as a three level structure keeping the buildings profile low in relation to the surrounding landscaping and the old town of Dubrovnik.
Client: Razvoj Golf
Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects
Design: Zaha Hadid with Patrik Schumacher
Project Architect: Markus Planteu
Lead Designer: Thomas Mathoy
Project Team: Dennis Brezina, Ivan Ucros, Jesus Garate, Dimitris Akritopoulos,
Size: Gross Floor Area 1,000m to 2,000m
Consultants: Masterplan OBMI and WATG