Let Nature In: Lessons from D-Resort Göcek

When it comes to hotel design, 2019 is set to see the trend for blending exterior and interior spaces grow further, with nature finding its way into the heart of schemes. One project that showcases this trend is D-Resort Göcek, a boutique hotel near Dalaman, Turkey

Located in a fishing village 20 minutes from Dalaman airport in Turkey, D-Resort Göcek is a boutique hotel designed by Hasan Mingu that showcases the growing design trend of nature blending into design. Spread across 10 buildings, it makes extensive use of natural materials and offers room layouts that play with the line between interior and exterior.

Set in an archipelago of islands surrounded by mountains, the hotel makes full use of its dramatic views, with floor-to-ceiling windows in guestrooms. Natural materials are also used extensively, with stone flooring and wooden furniture providing a natural aesthetic. 

Many of the hotel’s facilities also blend the indoor and outdoor, such as the restaurant, which featured a cantilevered deck that looks out across the adjacent sea towards the mountains beyond.

The treehouse-like lounge also offers similarly dramatic views, pairing vistas and sea breeze with oiled wood fittings and surrounding treetops. 

The obligatory pools also continue the theme, surrounded by landscaping and oversized planting. 

The hotel also features a private beach, which is backed by an extensive wooded area.