This resort from Chiang Mai in Thailand, originally served as gathering place for the owner’s family. It consisted of a site with 3 bungalows that were used for house parties. Over time, the spot garnered a reputation thanks to the food served and the visitors, friends and guests of the family that attended the parties.
This ultimately lead to the redevelopment of the site as a resort. A local company by the name of SOOK Architects were responsible for transforming the property from a family retreat into an established resort.
|Location||Hang Dong, Chiang Mai, Thailand|
During the first phase of the project, SOOK Architects undertook the design of a restaurant/lobby/office, four bungalow suites, a three-bedroom family bungalow, and several houses for employees and their families. But before they could move forward, they had to tear down the existing decaying huts.
The new buildings attempt to reflect the previous structures found on the site. They’re also inspired by the Siamese vernacular architecture of hill tribes, but feature a much larger footprint. When positioning the buildings, SOOK took into account the existing trees, and attempting to build around and among them.
Each of the new structures is finished in a contemporary fashion, but pays homage to the regions architectural history. The walls are lined with dark wood siding, ceilings are finished in a bright white, and luxurious furniture pieces and fixtures are scattered throughout.
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