KOH SAMUI - THAILAND
Along the south-west shore of Koh Samui, terraced loot over looking Taling Ngam Bay is the location for a six row scheme villas. The land surface is not very generous .
therefore properties need to be designed to make the best use of the available space. This project is part of a 20.000 sqm resort design including individual villas, clubhouse as well as small apartment’s low-height condos.
Given the limited land surface the design choice of angular shape allows to fit the wavy terraced landscape of the shore as well as is inspired by the typical texture of Thai fabric design. This angular masterplan allows each building to open up as much as possible its elevations towards the bay. Angular shape of infinity pool and outdoor area is framed by a gabion wall and a screen of concrete panels supporting a water feature.
Like theatrical scenes these inclined concrete panel block the view towards next villa’s terrace to preserve neighbors’ privacy and at the same time open up to the eastern view of the bay.
An internal courtyard allows natural light and ventilation on each room along the full length of the building.
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.
Designed by | Alberto Puchetti for Arboit Ltd.