해변가가 있습니다. 그곳에 자리 잡은 케노아 바라 리조트는 수려한 자연경관을 최대한 활용한
럭셔리 리조트와 스파로 세계 여러 사람들에게 사랑 받고 있습니다.
케노아 리조트가 추구하는 럭셔리는 인공적인 공간을 마감하는 재료의 금액이 아니라
값어치로 셀수 없는 자연을 최대한 활용하여 이곳을 찾는 투숙객들에게 선사하고 있습니다.
지역적 재료의 선택과 코디네이션은 외부 자연환경을 내부로 유입시키는 중요한
역활을 하고 있습니다. 내부 공간에 아무렇게 놓여 있는 듯한 거친 나무와 돌마저도 디자이너의
섬세한 의도된 자연적 배치가 아닐까요?
저는 그렇게 생각합니다. 럭셔리가 가지고 있는 고급스러움이란 오래되어 좋은 것에서 시작하는
클래식과 같은 의미가 아닐까 생각합니다. 그렇습니다. 오래되어서 좋은 자연은 인간이 맛 볼수 있는
가장 럭셔리한 공간이 아닐까 하는 생각이지요.
오래된 처마선 끝자락에 위치한 풍경사이로 흘러가는 구름이 내는 소리는
오래된 툇마루에서 나는 나무 뒤틀림과 같이
오래되어서 좋은 공간과 같지 않을까요?
황금빛 모래사장과 코코넛 향기와 오래된 나무 향기와 어울리는 공간은
그 자체가 럭셔리이며 우리에게 둘도 없는 안식처 일 것 입니다.
아마도 그것을 잘 알고 있는 건축가의 최소한의 인공적인 디자인이
이와 같은 아름다운 리조트를 만들어 낸 것 같습니다.
유난히 오늘 오후의 햇살이 그립습니다.
reviewed by SJ
Nestled into an untouched corner of the world on Brazil’s northeastern coast, 30 km south of Maceió, the capital of the state of Alagoas, Kenoa is a Brazilian bathing beauty on the fine white sands of the Barra de São Miguel beach. Founder Pedro Marques dreamed up the possibility of this luxurious retreat located just on the edge of an environmental sanctuary and architect Osvaldo Tenorio is the man responsible for making it happen through his design. Inspired by nature’s “primitive forms and calming essences”, Tenorio joined team Kenoa in their effort to create a place that simultaneously showcased and respected its surroundings. ''The project comes with its own genetic code, translated through various references, colors, textures, and aromas that promote the relationship between nature, man and the desire for simplicity, privacy, luxury, and comfort''.
As an extension of this idea and their untouched surroundings, it was
only natural for the Kenoa team to create the 23 villas and suites with a
mindful, eco-friendly philosophy. Locally grown foods served at the
restaurant, furniture created out of tree trunks of reclaimed wood and
energy efficient LED lighting are only a few mentions of the many
efforts that the Kenoa takes to live in harmony with its environment.
They have a knack for sustainable living, describing the resort as a
“first wave eco-chic design resort”.
Blonde driftwood and exposed sand colored brick is a common denominator throughout the property, connecting it to all the natural materials. Neutral base colors extend the spa vibe into each of the 11 suites and 12 villas. Such a color palette allows the bountiful sunlight to illuminate each and every single room and hallway. Luxury rears its head in the private pools or the delicious views of the ocean and the lush greens of the surrounding sanctuary. Gazing out from the floor to ceiling glass windows, it seems like nature handcrafted this view personally for the guest. The rooms themselves are warm and cozy courtesy of tactile furniture, textured fabrics, fur throw rugs and leather ottomans. Indigenous art allows you to feel far away from home yet connected to the human condition. The bathrooms are a favorite; the stand-alone tub may as well be heaven on earth. The open air shower and stand alone stone sinks offer a perfect amount of sensuality. A spa, restaurant, wine bar and lounge solidify Kenoa’s status as a luxury resort. There is something to treat every part of your body.
The Kenoa Beach Spa & Resort
has ''it''… that natural edge. It is an example of pure beauty that has
been showcased properly and given great reverence by the architect Osvaldo Tenorio.
He knew when to design and when to just leave it be. The materials are
perfection and the layout, poetic. It is real life and raw feeling. The
design and aesthetic come together to evoke emotions that cannot be put
into words, only images come to mind; Kenoa is a fresh-faced beauty with
no makeup, tangled beach hair curly with salt from the ocean, bare feet
sinking in warm sand. It is soft white linen that blows in the evening
sea breeze against freshly tanned bare skin. It’s the scent of lime and
sugar, the sound of ice against a martini shaker, coconut oil and orange
...Framed ''by the golden sands and turquoise blue beaches, the careful design can be appreciated in its small details, created to make being in this location a unique experience.'' The Kenoa Beach Spa & Resort has just raised the bar.