KOH SAMUI - THAILAND
Briefing of Villas resort project located on a very steep loot overseeing a beautiful bay gives the opportunity to create prime quality holiday housing based on a layout of overlapping terraces to expose the first floor living area towards the west to enjoy the sunset light and bedrooms’ second floor area towards east to enjoy the morning light.. 20.000 sqm master plan’s design includes individual villas, clubhouse as well as small apartment’s low-height condos.
Villa’s layout is characterized by overlapping terraces. First floor living area is exposed towards west, south-west to enjoy the sunset light and second floor area faces east, south east to let bedrooms be illuminated by the soft morning light. By studying the shape of landscape and associating its angular profile to the cultural heritage of Thai traditional patterns the villa’s layout came up as a natural choice.
The gabion stone wall marking the sides of the property ensures total privacy between villas and renders the living space as a welcoming nest protected from winds. The front outdoor area includes an infinity pool and garden opening up to the view of the bay. The side courtyard garden, shaded by the “brise-soleil” wooden beans and protected by the gabion wall by one side and by the volume of the house by the other offer a more livable outdoor space for lounging and relaxing. Despite the row villa scheme the side garden solution allow natural illumination and ventilation to enter the interiors by the side as well in addition to the main front and back facades.
Unlike the concrete block aesthetic of the standard hospitality architecture in Thailand this project aims to melt architecture and landscape by defining the design of these terraces through angular lines inspired by the shape of Taling Ngam’s shore. The intent of the project is to deliver a visually low impact architectural intervention and to relate to the site’s landscape design.
By studying the shape of landscape and associating its angular profile to the cultural heritage of Thai traditional patterns the villa’s layout came up as a natural choice.
Designed by | Alberto Puchetti for Arboit Ltd.