There were some existing structures already located on the property. They were mostly wood in the mood of vernacular architecture. With the demolition of the existing structures, the old wood was reused with the new architectural language. The main design concept of Kimpton Kitalay Samui is interventions between old vs new and local vs contemporary […]
The Grand Mercure Khao Lak Bangsak is a celebration of southern Thai culture, offering guests a unique and memorable experience. The long and narrow site plot presented a challenge, but it was embraced as an opportunity to create a southern-style village along a canal. At the heart of the resort is a floating market (Main […]
An Image of Vietnamese Woman Wearing AO DAI with NON LA, a traditional palm-leaf conical hat, always gives a deep impression to foreign visitors. It represents beauty and tenderness in Vietnamese way, therefore, the image was brought into the architectural design concept in order to reflect the values. Traditional Vietnamese hat or NON LA is adopted […]
The chain of elliptical roofs resembles plankton, geometric yet organic, tethered tenuously to their island host.
Starting with a respectful gaze to the mountain, Feng Shui principles determine the layout of the site
The architectural components were derived from local vernacular housing—the hipped roofs typical of southern Thai architecture.
Instead of the original brief to develop water villas here, we proposed rock villas as the key selling point of the resort.
The resort enjoys magnificent views over the Andaman Sea, as well as direct frontage onto a fine white-sanded beach.
The retention of existing trees results in the roof pond adopting free-form lines, in harmony with the ocean and islands beyond.