The Refuge

A Hotel on Stromboli Island

The Refuge is a hotel located on Stromboli Island (Italy). This volcanic archipelago welcomes increasing traffic of tourists, hiking around the crater of the volcano. Refuge aims at hosting visitors for the night while offering a respite to the hikers.

The scheme uses a circular shape to curate a 360-degree view on the landscape while sheltering inside a patio and its pool. The circular ring is composed of a sequence of rooms and bathrooms, interrupted by a lobby, a series of meeting rooms, and an amphitheater overlooking the volcano. As the sun sets, the pool acts as a natural mirror, reflecting the ever-erupting volcano.