Kura Kura Resort
Karimunjawa Archipelago, Indonesia
Located between Java and Borneo, the Indonesian archipelago of Karimunjawa is a marine park consisting of 27 tropical islands in the Java Sea. The Kura Kura Resort, designed by Andrea Magnaghi Architettura Architecture, is the only hotel on the archipelago, which is far from mass tourism. The architectural project was articulated starting from a double requirement: the low environmental impact and the dialogue with the local culture. The resort offers 16 luxurious pool Suites, 2 Villas and 15 seaside Cottages.
For the design of the bodies, the Studio drew inspiration from the fishermen’s typical bungalows of the archipelago: not rush huts but bungalows, built with a mix of rush and masonry according to the cultural tradition brought by the Dutch. In building this widespread hotel, the utmost attention was paid to the conservation of the vegetation, in particular the majestic Royal Palms typical of the area. The complex is an eco-friendly resort, built using only local materials.