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AquaShell Retreat: A Parametric Symphony Inspired by Ocean Elegance in the Maldives by Delnia Yousefi

Project name:
Architecture firm:
Delora design
Tools used:
Midjourney AI, Adobe Photoshop
Principal architect:
Delnia Yousefi
Design team:
Studio Delora
Built area:
700 m²
Site area:
700 m²
Design year:
Completion year:
Delnia Yousefi
Concept - Design
Hospitality › Tourist Accommodation

Delnia Yousefi: Immersed in the captivating embrace of the Maldives, AquaShell Retreat emerges as a visionary haven where parametric design meets the timeless beauty of sea shells. This exclusive tourist residence transcends traditional architecture, unveiling a symphony of form and function inspired by the delicate elegance of oceanic treasures.

Parametric Sea Shell Elegance:

AquaShell Retreat redefines architectural beauty with houses inspired by the organic grace of sea shells. Parametric design weaves a fluid tapestry, echoing the gentle curvature and intricate details found in nature's masterpieces. The retreat becomes a living sculpture, an architectural ode to the enchanting allure of the ocean.

Modular Bridges:

Connected by modular wooden bridges, the houses at AquaShell Retreat hover gracefully over the crystalline waters, mirroring the interconnectedness of sea life. The bridges, designed with parametric precision, create a seamless transition between the dwellings, offering guests a journey through an architectural seascape.

Organic Harmony:

The houses, shaped like elegant drops, embody the essence of sea shells with full-length windows capturing panoramic views. The parametric form not only enhances the aesthetic appeal but also celebrates the organic harmony found in nature. Each dwelling becomes a private sanctuary where architecture becomes art.

Step inside AquaShell Retreat, and the interiors unfold with a sense of fluidity. White spaces, adorned with bamboo wood accents, seamlessly extend the organic theme indoors. The parametric shapes are echoed in the details, creating an immersive atmosphere that blurs the boundaries between the architectural form and the surrounding seascape.

The retreat's restaurant, a culinary gem, is a continuation of the parametric design philosophy. Nestled within the organic curves, it provides an exquisite setting for a gastronomic symphony. Guests dine surrounded by the elegant parametric forms, creating an unforgettable experience harmonizing with the beauty of the Maldives.

Sustainable Fluidity:

AquaShell Retreat not only draws inspiration from nature but also strives to preserve it. Sustainability is seamlessly woven into the parametric design, with eco-friendly materials and energy-efficient systems ensuring a minimal ecological footprint. The retreat becomes a model of architectural responsibility, embracing the delicate balance of the Maldivian ecosystem.

In the heart of the Maldives, guests are invited to experience a harmonious blend of organic elegance and cutting-edge design. Welcome to AquaShell Retreat, where each dwelling is a sculpted sanctuary, and every moment is a celebration of the parametric beauty inspired by the treasures of the sea.

By Alfredo Gonzalez

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