a21studio: i resort
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aug 01, 2012
a21studio: i resort


‘i resort’ by a21studio, nha trang, vietnam
image © hiroyuki oki
all images courtesy of a21studio

 

 

 

located near a small hill near a river which separates from nha trang, vietnam, the ‘i resort’ by vietnamese practice a21studio satisfies the growing need for mud baths in the region. hot springs on 7 hectares are experienced by tourists within a setting constructed from locally found wood, rock, coconut leaf. lotus ponds, gourd and flower gardens have been weaved throughout the plan, easing the strength of the tropical sun. a main courtyard and circulatory space is formed by an easy to assemble mortise and tenon structure, serving to modify the microclimate. flexible and adaptable spaces accommodate the need for changing functions, encouraging activity to occur in quiet and peaceful places.

 

the open design allows opportunities for solar gain and ventilation. internal gardens are integrated to minimize excessive temperatures, as well as careful selection of roof materials and fenestration. the complex is nominated for the 2012 world architecture festival under the hotel and leisure category.


aerial view of circular structure
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locust pond
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sheltered by a roof, benches overlook the garden setting
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views towards rock arrangements, water and gardens
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stone courtyard
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garden courtyard
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ventilation passes over water and gardens to help cool the microclimates
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corridors wrap the ponds keeping a close connection with water
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views through wood screens
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corridor to mud bath rooms
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open-air pavilion
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at night
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