Residence in Cyprus inspired by 1960s Miami style and high-tech Hong Kong design
A private client commissioned Mobius Design Group to design a luxury villa on the south coast of Larnaca, Cyprus, on a plot of 1,525 sq m situated on the water's edge. Mobius Design Group architect, Andreas Trisveis, travelled to Hong Kong in order to research for the design process. He explains: "I was interested to see and comprehend what is the latest direction in novel materials applied for the materialisation of today's architecture. Such advanced construction techniques would definitely aid me in realising the project."
The futuristic 912 sq m villa was inspired from a painting by Japanese artist Κatsushika Hokusai entitled 'The Great Wave' and Gustave Flaubert's phrase: "The sea is flat like a pavement of Lapis-Lazuli, ascended imperceptibly to the sky on the horizon..."
The unusual sculptural shapes of this luxurious villa are a reference to the lapping waves nearby. Constructed using stainless metal and glass, the roof canopy opens automatically depending on the external temperature. When completed, the entire residence will operate using automated hi-tech systems. Under the roof nestles a scenic roof garden, from which the owners can enjoy the beautiful vista ahead. Alongside a swimming pool, the roof garden boasts a bar, jacuzzi and yoga platform.
The interior space is based on 1960s Miami style. In the basement there is the spa area with views of the immersed garden. On the ground floor are located dining rooms, sitting rooms and living rooms, including an entertainment space with an office, billiard room and a specialised room for cigar storage. Upstairs, there are four bedrooms and one executive suite that features an individual living room for the guests.
On the side of Aura facing the ocean a large swimming pool follows the undulating curves of the house seemingly blending in with the horizon, thus referring to Flaubert's inspirational phrase. This part will be constructed out of clear glass with the ability to completely open the villa to the elements.