this hotel’s location on the hills of koh samui, thailand allows for stunning panoramic views of the sea. divercity architects’ vision was to integrate the beach landscape into the hills, allowing guests to enjoy the best of both worlds – a lagoon-style pool and beach with arresting views of the environment.


the pool has a beach landscape

 

 

these unique elevated pools and beaches convey the idea of a ‘lost paradise’ floating above the lush landscape. the stepped terraces respond to the site’s slope and maximize the views.


the hotel is located on the hills of koh samui

 

 

the restaurant enjoys a distinct location on this extended beach-scape, stepping down to a beach bar and a series of smaller, more private bays. meanwhile, divercity architects arranged the private villas linearly across the hills to allow for uninterrupted views to the sea.


the reastaurant

 

 

each villa uses an architectural language of folded roofs inspired by the local traditional sail boats, and feature a private pool, indoor, and outdoor areas that flow seamlessly together to create the illusion of a larger space. this unique hotel concept provides the ultimate escape, combining land and sea into a new iconic thai resort.


the private villa


the view to the private villa from the pool


a concept sketch

 

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edited by: maria erman | designboom

  • Completely unrequired – unless of course the need is to destroy local habitat, pour a heap of concrete for yet another tedious bag of tasteless cliches.

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