Casa de La Flora is a beautiful luxury resort comprised of 36 cube-shaped villas situated in Khao Lak, bringing a modern edge to the palm tree beach of Phang Nga, a southern province in Thailand. Designed by VaSLab Architecture, this beachfront resort was aimed to serve as a new high profile but yet humble hotel destination. The brief was to design a unique resort that consists of a series of pool villas with maximum ocean views. The owner challenged the architect to create a bold look in the architecture yet create warmth and incorporate nature throughout. The architects merge flora into their design where each concrete versus wood villa reflects as a flora form, emerging from the ground and blooms to reach the daylight. Deviated walls and tilted roofs are characterized throughout the villas, where these tapered elements not only recall the act of arising flora, but they widen the rooms’ perspective from when looking outward to the sea.
Here is a description of the project from the architect, “the continuity of these lines can be seen also in interior space and at interior elements such as built-in beds, coffee tables, and built-in cabinets. Custom-made furniture designed by Anon Pairot Design Studio carries this thematic design as some of them represent the organic form of a flora. The same as landscape and hardscape work from a talented designer T.R.O.P., who extends the lines of architecture into a set of charming path ways, pavement blocks, green walls, etc. These additions act as the architecture’s root, stem, and branches. APLD, the lighting designer, abstractly sets the resort’s lighting to provoke the main architectural elements; deviated walls, tilted roofs, as if the villa cubes are arising above the ground.
Its glass-fronted villas have clean interiors featuring concrete surfaces, natural stone walls, and wooden floors/ ceilings. Ten units stand directly to the beach, with maximum sea views, and all come with private pools, 24-hour butler service and the latest in-room entertainment. Eco-friendly credentials come in the form of an ozone (low-chemical) purification system for the swimming pools and waste-water and rain water recycling.”
Interested in staying at this fabulous resort? Rates range from $315 – $2233 per night, from here.