The Greek Beach Bar with an Incredible moving Roof
At the picture-perfect Costa Navarino in Greece, that’s exactly what’s happened.
The Barbouni beach bar restaurant’s canopy ceiling has become ubiquitous on Instagram, thanks to an incredible architectural feat — when the wind ripples through the ridged canopy, the roof whistles and moves in the breeze. The restaurant opened in 2011, but it recently went semi-viral thanks to a video post from Instagrammer @Levanterman — see below — who captured hypnotic footage of the undulating roof while visiting Costa Navarino.
The restaurant was designed by Greek architectural design company k-studio — the company says it was inspired by the incredible surrounding landscape.Barbouni restaurant sits on a wooden platform and is composed of natural wooden columns. The idea is these natural materials — teamed with the rippling effect — help establish a fusion between sea and land.
The roof itself is made out of a specialized outdoor curtain fabric.