IDIN architects sets lima duva as shifting cubes in thailand
photography by spaceshift studio

 

 

 

based in the popular island destination of koh samed in thailand, IDIN architects have designed a romantic and family getaway in the form of lima duva resort. the design process involved creating a retreat ideal for the many couples visiting but also take into account the family guests that would be vacationing alongside. in general, the whole scheme has been approached in a contemporary manner. the different buildings on the site making up the facilities and private rooms have established their own identity while immersed in the lush scenery.

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at the entrance guests need to bend down slightly as the space leads them in, gently revealing parts of the resort

 

 

 

based adjacent to the swimming pool, the building takes shape as cubical units, protruding and orientated at different distances and angles from one another. each room presents a semi-outdoor balcony acting as a partition to the neighboring room and serves as privacy feature. from the outside, the resort is hidden from view and visualized as a floating white geometric form. it seemingly balances above the rubble walls, allowing passerby’s to catch short glimpses of the hotel inside. the lobby features the similar cubed-themed, where the façade wall has been constructed from brick blocks – bringing air flow into the building – they produce an interesting shadow effect.

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entrance to the lima duva resort

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a floating wall acts as an entryway to the retreat

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entrance to the lobby of the hotel

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the island of koh samed is a popular honeymoon destination

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the brick pattern creates a play of light and shadow

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guests staying at rooms on the ground floor can step into the pool from their balcony

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the color of the pool tiles gradually become darker at the jacuzzi area to create visual privacy for the guests

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the hotel unites overlook the tropical gardens

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the windows set back, allowing the wall space to act as a partition wall for privacy

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the lima duva resort at night