Luxury Holiday Villa Resort

Architecture, Concept, Interior, Landscape 2010

Type Luxury Villa / Resort 
Location Koh Samui, Thailand

This was an exciting assignment for Amarapura and a truly collaborative project with C&A. Nestled in a setting of natural beauty, the site has panoramic views from its hilltop location. On a practical level, the key challenge was the very steep site. Whilst it provided compelling views across the gulf of Thailand, it also dictated a number of design and development issues to overcome. Natural ventilation and open spaces were employed to great effect and with the use of natural materials such as local stone and wooden roof tiles makes the building appear as part of the hillside. The rooms are designed to facilitate natural ventilation and focus on the link to their natural surroundings.