In 2022 and while Mykonos continues to evolve some of us are dreaming of a simpler time. A time where entertainment was more spontaneous, hospitality was not an industry and the islands aesthetic was completely dependent to its indigenous elements.
This nostalgia for an age of innocence was shared between us and our clients, owners of historical venue Super Paradise, Mykonos's very first beach bar. it was our client's vision to combine high-end services and cutting-edge architecture with a relaxed vintage vibe, inspired by the original atmosphere of the club when it opened on 1971. Omniview's positions on the evolution of the Cycladic aesthetic revolves around the use and reinvention of indigenous and traditional elements, materials, patterns and motifs. We are using next level technology to study, generate and control geometry, But we wish that the result has an aesthetic that can hardly be positioned in time. This is the style we call future retro.
This design attitude has been exercised very carefully in Super Paradise, where every design component has involved after a careful thinking process of studying and rediscovering traditional motifs. The iconic entrance is generated following the rules and aesthetic of groin vaults, by trying out completely new geometric combinations between the main and subtracted forms.
The little pockets of inhabitation on the walls are Inspired by a traditional Cycladic interior motif and are appropriated functionally to house beverages on the bar wall and to expose and present pottery art by local artists.
The playful exercise of deconstructing and reconstructing arcs is carried on to the pergola motifs and floor plan concepts, such as the outline of the bar, steps and DJ stand.