Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
Villa Saengootsa in Phuket, Thailand by Original Vision Limited
October 23rd, 2015 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Original Vision Limited
Perched on a dramatic headland on the west coast of Phuket in Thailand, Villa Saengootsa is an unassuming statement in the integration of indoor and outdoor space, brought together in an exciting contemporary living experience.
Designed to respect the natural slope, the villa hugs the contours and is nestled into the landscape with the lower floors carefully tucked under the upper levels creating a succession of terraces.
The stunning sea view and the desire to create a contemporary home that maintains a cultural affinity with its location, have combined to inspire the design. The entrance is a processional experience that dramatically uses the view and a change in level to shape the transition from the public road to the private entertainment spaces below. Inter-connecting cathedral roofs float above the living and dining areas which in turn, open fully onto terraces and the main pool deck creating a combination of interlinked volumes that blur the line between inner and outer space.
Glass, steel and wood have been used extensively to create an experience that is light and open and roofs that appear to float. Calmness and harmony are infused through the use of these simple forms and the limited palette of materials.
The terraced levels below are dedicated to bedrooms and the more private family functions. These take advantage of the extensive gardens and the unobstructed views beyond.
The overall result is a fantastic resort home that takes full advantage of natural assets the site has to offer.
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