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Located on a tropical paradise landscape of hills, the scheme becomes a “green village” with residential units “flowing” from the paradise garden to the sea. Peaking above the green waves of the landscaped garden, a flotilla of white elegant façaded, open glass walls and curve-roof structures create a dynamic green neighborhood, with an environmental complement to the iconic hillsides of Samui island.
Architect: Mikhail Povstaniuk
Nestled within its tranquil, natural surroundings, Anamaya is only minutes from Koh Samui’s most famous beaches, tourist attractions, and restaurants. Take a stroll along beautiful Choeng Mon and Samrong Bay beaches, visit the golden statue of Big Buddha, dine in the charming restaurants of Fisherman’s Village, and enjoy the night-life of Chaweng.
A beautiful tropical island sheltered in the crystal clear waters of the Gulf of Thailand with secluded coves and white sandy beaches fringed with palm trees - beaches that holidaymakers dream about. Inland the island boasts lush green rolling hillsides and coconut groves, picturesque waterfalls, and magnificent ocean views.
With its stunning natural beauty, warm tropical climate, and one of the highest concentrations of five-star resorts and fine dining restaurants in the world, Koh Samui is fast becoming one of the top tourist destinations in Asia.
PLAI LAEM, KOH SAMUI, THAILAND
The 173 apartments “hillside village” offers a variety of different housing luxury typologies: studios, condominiums, townhouses, and penthouses. This healthy mixture results in a high sense of community, and a feeling of individuality and exclusiveness in this luxury development.
They are playfully arranged in order of decreasing height toward the west and blend subtly into the hillside undulating topography, which is off-limits to traffic. A public thoroughfare provides residents with direct access to the park landscape and local recreational facilities. The tree- or four-story-high houses were designed as standalone structures to take full advantage of the park’s qualities and positioned in such a way that preserved the existing trees and created optimum lines of sight to the Seam Gulf and the garden oasis.
The materials, colors, and feel of the surrounding landscape are reflected in the Precrafted facade with its elegant-curves, pre-fabricated fiber cement, and wooden paneling in various earthy brown and white tones. A combined air-con and water heat station will be installed in the semi-ground part of the building. Jasmine connected to the local electric grid, it is intended to generate electricity 45 kW per hour and it's enough to become an off-grid building. In addition building design to prevent overheating by shape, deep balconies provide shading for the south side, as well as open facades from the north, provide two-sided natural ventilation for each apartments.
Through “Greenhouse,” A-MDM seeks to offer a rebuttal to the stereotypical cubic-box living environments of tropical living across the world. An intrinsic connection with nature, with a tranquil, shared courtyard, and private outdoor space for each unit, create a calm paradise living just meters away from the Samui beach. The result is a physical manifestation of the idea that architecture can connect with both the built and natural environment, to offer a more full, harmonious living experience.