IDIN architects connects guests with stunning mountain views in a thailand resort
 

IDIN architects connects guests with stunning mountain views in a thailand resort

lying on an enormous sloped land amidst the mountain ranges, lies the de capoc project, a resort designed by bangkok-based firm IDIN architects. the resort is located in the khao kho district in thailand, famous as an area of retreats and offering the best views of the sea of mist. surrounded by abundant trees and mountains, the project site is completely enveloped by greenery and nature, so the main concept became maximizing the connection between the guests and the landscape.

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IDIN architects aimed to tie all design processes into the concept: from space-planning and layout to selecting materials. the project’s layout is designed to scatter each function due to hierarchy of the views. first, the architects placed the lobby at the lowest part of the land with the minimum views, which then open up as guests walk up to the main facilities. the areas higher up in the mountains include all-day dining and swimming pools, with the most stunning views. as guests make their way up, the spectacular landscape is gradually revealed to them. 

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at the top of the site stands the guestroom building. every room is rotated 45 degrees from the building’s axis to maximize the views. this also creates privacy and entrance tree court for each room. similarly, the idea of opening court applies to the villas as well; there is an outdoor shower space at the centre of the villa allowing guests to feel the famed mist in rainy and winter seasons. the villas are intentionally arranged following the natural contour level. in addition, guests can experience a relaxing moment of sitting and laying on the net in front of the villas. this element directly relates to the resort’s name, ‘de capoc’, a spanish word meaning a fibrous substance of the ceiba tree.

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IDIN architects further connected the resort to nature, by adding the pattern of diagonal lines found in the surrounding kho trees, to several elements throughout the project. for the material palette, the predominant color throughout the project is first mixed with the soil remaining from the underground construction. its extraordinary orange-red hue along with the pinewood harmoniously blend all buildings with the surrounding nature.

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project info:

 

design: IDIN architects

project name: de capoc resort

location: khao kho, thailand

 

 

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edited by: cristina gomez| designboom

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