Koh Phan Ngan Beach House
While the structure is essentially a very basic thai style shophouse construction the house design and finishing will be Tropical Modern, terrazzo, wood window frames and doors, brushed nickel fittings, painted steel railings on patios etc. the house will be built on no more than a 3-4 colour/3-4material pallette.
The house is being constructed with a canopied roof terrace to provide partial shade throughout the day. To provide insulation, the terrace part of the roof will be covered with concrete pavers separated by a bed of loose gravel to act as “grout” between the the paving blocks.
On either side of the roof deck atop the two bedroom wings of the house we will use concrete slabs raised about 10 cm above the roof proper to provide a ventilation gap and ensure that no part of the roof/ceiling is ever in contact with direct sunlight. !@—
It must be noted that the house is at the top or an oceanside cliff at 85 meters above sea level and always has an excellent breeze. Accordian doors will open the front of the whole main room to the ocean. !@—
The architect is a Canadian working in Thailand. The design is 100% his own and has no precendent anywhere else in the neighborhood on either Phan Ngan or Samui. Two houseswill be built simultaneously and share a 5×10 metre pool and surrounding pool terrace with cabana wetbar etc… !@—
The houses will be primarily for the use of the owners (myself and my partner), but are being designed with an eye to being viable as high end rental properties.
Other details – each house is 141 sq meters – approx an additional 100 sq meters or terrace, including 50+ square meter roof terrace – bedrooms each occupy a private wing separated by 50+ square meter common lounge/kitchen area — ensuite for each bedroom – master suite has office space – secondary suite has lockable storage area for owners.
Each house has epic sea view. pool will be on cliff face
Full Eurpoean kitchen
Aircond only in bedrooms, with liberal amaonts of ceiling fans throughout.
I realize it will be a mega hassle to get these built, but well worth it i am sure you would agree.
editor: Most interesting and well designed project. If anybody ever questioned the importance of a view, the rock face view would convince them otherwise. Would be interested to see pics when it is being developed.
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