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Casa de la Flora / VaSLab Architecture

  • 01:00 - 26 May, 2011
Casa de la Flora / VaSLab Architecture
Casa de la Flora / VaSLab Architecture, Courtesy of  vaslab architecture
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Phang-nga, Thailand
  • Architects

    VaSLab Architecture
  • Landscape Designer

    T.R.O.P
  • Lighting Designer

    APLD Lighting Design
  • Interior Designer

    VaSLab Architecture
  • Area

    4850.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of vaslab architecture

From the architect. Casa de La Flora, the 36 cube-shaped villas located in Khao Lak, brings a modern edge to this palm tree beach of Phangnga province. Designed by VaSLab Architecture, commissioned in 2008 by one of leading Thai businessmen Sompong Dowpiset, this beachfront resort was aimed to serve as a new high profile but yet humble destination hotel in this beautiful town of the southern Thailand.

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Courtesy of vaslab architecture

The brief given to the architect is a unique resort that consist of a series of pool villas with maximum ocean views possible. Facilities such as reception lounge, swimming pool, pool bar, beachfront restaurant, spa, fitness, and library are the must-have programs in this hotel. The owner challenged the architect to create a bold look of architecture but yet yields to the warmness and nature of its implied name, ‘flora’. VaSLab’s metaphorical design takes on the act of ‘arising flora’, where each concrete versus wood villa reflects as a flora form, emerges from the ground, and blooms to reach the daylight. Deviated walls and tilted roofs are characterized throughout the series of 36 cubic-form villas, where these tapered elements do not only recall the act of arising flora but they widen the rooms’ perspective frames when looking outward to the sea.

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The continuity of these lines can be seen also in interior space and at interior elements such as built-in beds, coffee tables, and built-in cabinets. Custom-made furniture designed by Anon Pairot Design Studio carries this thematic design as some of them represent organic form of a flora. The same as landscape and hardscape work from a talented designer T.R.O.P., who extends the lines of architecture into a set of charming path ways, pavement blocks, green walls, etc. These addictions act as the architecture’s root, stem, and branches. APLD, the lighting designer, abstractly sets the resort’s lighting to provoke the main architectural elements; deviated walls, tilted roofs, as if the villa cubes are arising above the ground.

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Courtesy of vaslab architecture

Its glass-fronted villas have clean interiors featuring concrete surfaces, natural stone walls, and wooden floors/ ceilings. Ten units stand directly to the beach, with maximum sea views, and all come with private pools, 24-hour butler service and the latest in-room entertainment. Eco-friendly credentials come in the form of an ozone (low-chemical) purification system for the swimming pools and waste-water and rain water recycling.

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Courtesy of vaslab architecture

Thanks to Design Hotels for sharing this project.

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Cite: "Casa de la Flora / VaSLab Architecture" 26 May 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/137660/casa-de-la-flora-vaslab-architecture/>
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Teia Pearson · May 27, 2011

heaven:) @bluevertical: Casa de la Flora by VaSLab Architecture http://bit.ly/mP8WYn #interiordesign #thailand *i would love to be here :)

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architexan · May 27, 2011

something looks a bit boxy about those designs.

Jared · May 26, 2011

Typical Boxes on the beautiful beach

Jeremiah Russell · May 26, 2011

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nick thomson · May 26, 2011

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Fi Wilson · May 26, 2011

Thailand doesn&#39t seem so appealing post-&#39Vinyan,&#39 but i like this resort http://archdai.ly/lrwYD4

Æ-LING · May 26, 2011

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Munter Roe · May 26, 2011

Some of the best work i've ever seen. Would like a few nights in this place!

Rua · May 28, 2011 06:32 AM

Really?

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