OLIVE GROVE LODGES, CROATIA

Client : DVS

Operator : Leading hotels of the world

Scope : Full design scope

Description : Lodges Resort

Landscape designer : Hyland Edgar Driver

We start with idea that the sea and islands are the real thing then we have classic prospect and refuge theory that works for manyof the precedents such as desert camp backed by dunes or cliffs or the savannah backed by a few trees.

In these the landscape of the site adds character whilst addressing needs and perhaps strenghtening refuge by hifing unwanted views and neighboors.

Turning to the existing landscape however there are some zones that suggest different accomodation offers; The cliffside with dramatic views; The woodland with tree houses in leafy elevation accessed by aerial walkways; The olive grove lodges; And some lakeside lodges related to but hidden and separated from the new family pool by natural swimming pools.