Designed by SSA Architects (Sicart & Smith Architects)
From the architects:
There are times when people want to hit pause on their fast-paced lives, to detach and relax, to recuperate from the effects of a bustling city, and spend quality time with their friends and family.
And private retreats such as this villa provide such an opportunity.
Located on the secluded and tropical island of Koh Pha Ngan (Thailand) the villa combines entertainment, nature and wellness-based experiences.
Effectively a micro resort, the villa covers 1,000m² on 4,300m² of land.
This property aims to be a modern wellness resort made with vernacular materials, using site conditions and existing topography to its advantage as an energy efficient, sustainable building.
Journey of exploration
The journey around the property unravels this villa and reveals it it in its full glory.
The opus incertum stone cladding, punctured with a white porch, has a large timber pivot front door.
The dining and kitchen areas makes for a communal space, which leads toward the infinity pool against the backdrop of the lush tropical garden with palm trees.
The main building is comprised of two stacked perpendicular blocks, with the cantilevered block supported by a signature 'V' column.