Steep, sloped and surrounded by a natural ridge, the site’s primary challenge was to minimize impact on the environment and provide an efficient design. Located within the heart of the site, a key consideration was to ensure that the 200-key terraced Angsana resort appeared balanced from an architectural standpoint and spoke a consistent yet unobtrusive language with other elements of the development – particularly at night.
Architecture was inspired by local traditional structures, mimicking an interesting rhythm of vertical fins on the facade while filtering light and allowing for natural ventilation. Equally, the use of prefabricated blocks for some of the accent spaces such as the main restaurant and pool bar reinterprets traditional block patterns.
Inside, the interior design experience emerges from a celebration of the lush green surrounds, the beauty of the paddy fields’ curvature, and the use of local patterns and materials, all of which bring guests an ultimate agrarian experience.